Most Read Contributor in Hong Kong, September 2016
Keywords: New minimum wage, statutory minimum
On 12 December 2012, the Chief Executive in Council adopted the
Minimum Wage Commission's recommendation to adjust the
Statutory Minimum Wage (SMW) rate from HK$28 per hour to HK$30 per
hour, up by HK$2.0 (or 7.1%). It is anticipated that the new rate
will take effect on 1 May 2013.
As a consequence of the change to the SMW rate, the HK$11,500
monthly cap (above which it is not necessary to keep a written
record of hours worked) will increase to HK$12,300 per month.
Employers should take steps to update their payroll to reflect
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