National Minimum Wage

There has been much in the press on the implementation of the new National Minimum Wage.  As we understand the minimum wage will be encased in a new act known as the National Minimum Wage Act (NMW Act).

It is currently being drafted and will soon be published for general comment from the public.  We believe it will come into effect in May 2018.  In our view several aspects need to be addressed in the Act.

These include:-

  • How frequently will it be increased
  • What happens to existing sectorial determination which has a lower rate of pay than the NMWA.
  • Will there be automatic expectation for Micro Businesses or for startups.
  • Will it be a minimum wage or a minimum remuneration i.e. will it made or exclude the value of benefits given to the employee.

We will keep our browsers posted:

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