Jurisdiction - Hong Kong
Hong Kong – Possible Increase In The Minimum Wage.

28 December, 2012


Legal News & Analysis – Asia Pacific – Hong Kong – Labour & Employment


The Minimum Wage Commission set up to review the statutory minimum wage agreed in late September 2012 that the minimum wage should be increased from HK$ 28 per hour to HK$ 30 per hour. The Commission submitted its recommendations to the Chief Executive at the end of October 2012. The Chief Executive has now adopted the recommendation of the Minimum Wage Commission that the statutory minimum wage should be adjusted to HK$30 per hour. The Chief Executive has also confirmed that the amendment will come into force on 1 May 2013. The Minimum Wage Ordinance (Amendment of Schedule 3) Notice 2012 was published in the Government Gazette on 14 December 2012. The amendment will be tabled at the Legislative Council on 19 December 2012.


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