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 Chief Executive in Council has adopted the recommendation of the Minimum Wage Commission to raise the SMW rate to $37.5 per hour. Subject to approval by the Legislative Council, the revised SMW rate will take effect from 1 May 2019.
Guidelines on Statutory Minimum Wage (Note: at the current SMW level of $34.5 per hour):
- Statutory Minimum Wage: latest revision
- Concise Guide to Statutory Minimum Wage
- Statutory Minimum Wage : Industry-specific
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