Virginia, US

Apr 21 2017

2017 Minimum Salary Levels Announced



Labour authorities published yesterday new statutory minimum salary levels for 2017 for several economic sectors. The new statutory minimum wages increased from 5.5 to 21 percent, depending on sector and are effective as of April 1, 2017.

The new minimum wages are as follows:

What This Means for Employers and Foreign Nationals

Employers should work with their administrative departments to ensure that employees are paid at least the new minimum salaries.

Applications submitted prior to April 1 are not affected by the new minimum salary levels since unlike last year, the increase is not retrospective. However, employers must meet the new salary levels for foreign workers whose work permit applications are pending as of April 1, 2017.

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