STATUTORY MINIMUM WAGE

Statutory Minimum Wage (SMW) has come into force since 1 May 2011. The current SMW rate is $34.5 per hour effective from 1 May 2017.

The Legislative Council has approved the subsidiary legislation on the revised SMW rate. The SMW rate is raised to $37.5 per hour with effect from 1 May 2019. The monetary cap on the requirement of employers recording the total number of hours worked by employees is also revised to $15,300 per month with effect from 1 May 2019. For details, please refer to:

Guidelines and Calculator on Statutory Minimum Wage

Student interns and work experience students during a period of exempt student employment:

Employees with disabilities:

Employees with disabilities enjoy the same protection but they also have the right to invoke productivity assessment to determine whether they should be remunerated at not lower than the SMW rate or at a rate commensurate with their productivity. For details, please click here or refer to the relevant information (including Concise Guide to Productivity Assessment for Employees with Disabilities under the Statutory Minimum Wage Regime; Support Kits on Productivity Assessment for Employees with Disabilities under the Statutory Minimum Wage Regime; Revision of Statutory Minimum Wage Rate: Notes for Employees with Disabilities and Employers New; and Article titled "Statutory Minimum Wage-Rights of Employees with Disabilities and Productivity Assessment").

Minimum Wage Ordinance, Chapter 608:

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Minimum Wage Commission:

  • The Minimum Wage Commission is an independent statutory body established under Part 3 of the Minimum Wage Ordinance.

Others: