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Statutory Minimum Wage

Statutory Minimum Wage (SMW) has come into force since 1 May 2011. With effect from 1 May 2023, the SMW rate is raised to $40 per hour.

For the monthly monetary cap on the requirement of employers recording the total number of hours worked by employees, please click here.

Guidelines on Statutory Minimum Wage

--> Note: Please click here if necessary to make reference to version of publications with SMW rate at $37.5 per hour (applicable during 1 May 2019 to 30 April 2023) including “Concise Guide to Statutory Minimum Wage”; “Statutory Minimum Wage: Reference Guidelines for Employers and Employees”; and “Statutory Minimum Wage: Industry-specific Reference Guidelines”.

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