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Statutory Minimum Wage

Statutory Minimum Wage (SMW) has come into force since 1 May 2011. The current SMW rate is $37.5 per hour effective from 1 May 2019.

The Chief Executive in Council has adopted the recommendation of the Minimum Wage Commission to raise the SMW rate to $40 per hour. Subject to approval by the Legislative Council, the revised SMW rate will take effect from 1 May 2023.

Guidelines on Statutory Minimum Wage

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

(For exemption details, please click here) (To make use of the following two forms, it is recommended to download the relevant PDF form, assess and input data with the latest version of Acrobat Reader. The fillable PDF form may encounter operation problems using browsers.)

Employees with disabilities:

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