An employee is entitled to be paid wages in respect of any wage period of not less than the minimum wage. The minimum wage for a wage period is the amount derived by multiplying the total number of hours (including any part of an hour) worked by the employee in the wage period by the SMW rate. If wages payable to the employee in respect of the wage period are less than the minimum wage, he is entitled to be paid the difference (i.e. “additional remuneration”).
Therefore, if wages payable to an employee in respect of a wage period are less than the minimum wage because he does not earn any attendance bonus, his employer has to pay him additional remuneration in accordance with the Minimum Wage Ordinance to meet the minimum wage requirement.