Speech on Statutory Minimum Wage

Mr CHAN Kin-por noted with concern that there were 144 suspected cases of non-compliance with the Minimum Wage Ordinance and 34 summonses convicted following the implementation of the initial SMW rate from 1 May 2011. He enquired about the measures to be taken to enhance the compliance with the SMW requirements and the reporting mechanism.

SLW responded that since the implementation of SMW, LD had conducted over 60 800 workplace inspections on establishments of low paying sectors, and the compliance was satisfactory. The Administration would continue with its public education and promotional efforts to assist employers and employees in understanding their respective obligations and entitlements. In addition, prior to the implementation of the revised SMW rate in May 2013, the Administration would organise extensive publicity activities to enhance public awareness of the new.

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