Businesses compliant with new national minimum wage – Labour Minister

Former Minister of Labour, Dr. Nanda Gopaul.

Labour Minister, Dr. Nanda Gopaul reported that to date all business are compliant with the new national minimum wage order.

During an interview today, Dr Gopaul noted that there were two incidences of waywardness that have since been ironed out.

Asked specifically about businesses owned foreign nationals, the Labour Minister said in some cases employees worked staggered hours or if they went beyond, they were paid overtime.

Full time employees are now only required to work 40 hours a week for a minimum of $35,000.

This is what the new national minimum wage order stipulates. Several weeks ago, this news site made checks to some city stores after receiving calls about non-compliance to the order.

The Staff who preferred to remain anonymous confirmed that they had not been receiving the new wage. The new national minimum wage was announced at the end of May by Secretary to the Cabinet Dr Roger Luncheon.

It was announced that for workers employed on a monthly basis they would now be paid $35,000, weekly workers $8,000 and for hourly workers $200. [Delicia Fletcher]



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