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Hong Kong: Minimum Wage Law Takes Effect

(May 17, 2011) On May 1, 2011, Hong Kong's Minimum Wage Ordinance took effect; under it a HK$28 (about US$3.6) per hour minimum wage rate is enforced. (Minimum Wage Ordinance (Cap. 608), Hong Kong Department of Justice Bilingual Laws Information System (last visited May 11, 2011).) The Ordinance was passed by Hong Kong's Legislative Council […]

Nigeria: National Assembly to Increase Minimum Wage

(Jan. 19, 2011) It was reported on January 13, 2011, that Jonathan Goodluck, President of Nigeria, has forwarded a bill to amend the law on the national minimum wage to the National Assembly for floor action (Minimum Wage Bill with NASS-FG, VANGUARD (Jan. 13, 2011), http://tinyurl.com/46ulpax). If passed in its current form, the bill would […]

Turkey: New Minimum Wage

(Jan. 3, 2011) Turkey's Minimum Wage Commission announced on December 28, 2010, that the country's new minimum wage as of January 2011 will be TL796.50 (about US$515) a month, making the monthly net after-tax income of minimum wage earners TL629.96 (about US$406). In addition, in the second half of 2011 the gross minimum wage is […]

Ghana: Minimum Wage Increase

(Apr. 2, 2008) On March 5, 2008, Ghana's National Tripartite Committee (NTC) announced that the country's daily minimum wage would rise to GHC2.25 (1 cedi equals US$1), an increase of over 18 percent from the previous GHC1.9. The new wage was implemented effective March 1. The 15-member NTC, founded on October 24, 2007, comprises five […]