STATUTORY MINIMUM WAGE
Statutory Minimum Wage (SMW) has come into force since 1 May 2011. With effect from 1 May 2019, the SMW rate is raised to $37.5 per hour. Concurrently, the monetary cap on the requirement of employers keeping records of the total number of hours worked by employees is also revised to $15,300 per month.
Guidelines and Calculator on Statutory Minimum Wage
Unless otherwise specified, Minimum Wage Ordinance applies to every employee, his employer and the contract of employment under which he is engaged.
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; 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: