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Netherlands: New Minimum Wage

(July 14, 2016) The gross minimum wage for full-time workers age 23 and older in the Netherlands increased to €1,537.20 (about US$1,698) per month on July 1, 2016. (Statutory Minimum Wage as of 1 July 2016 (May 26, 2016), Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment website.) The previous minimum gross monthly wage for that category of […]

India: Cabinet Has Approved Amendments to Child Labor Law

(May 20, 2015) On April 14, 2015, India’s Union Cabinet approved amendments to the child labor law among which is the inclusion of an exception that would allow minors, which the law defines as children under the age of 14, to work in certain family enterprises or industries, provided they are not hazardous occupations and […]

Bolivia: Code of Children and Adolescents Amended to Allow Ten-Year Olds to Work

(July 8, 2014) On June 26, 2014, the Bolivian Congress approved an amendment to the Code of the Child and Adolescent (Código del Nino, Nina y Adolescente (Oct. 27, 1999), UNICEF website) that will include an exception to the general minimum age of 14 to be able to work, allowing children ten years old and […]