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Minimum Wage Ordinance

The Minimum Wage Ordinance, which was passed by the Legislative Council on 17 July 2010, was gazetted on 23 July 2010. The Ordinance will come into operation on a day to be appointed by the Secretary for Labour and Welfare by notice published in the Gazette.
The introduction of statutory minimum wage (SMW) represents a significant milestone and breakthrough in protecting the well-being of our grass root workforce. The Ordinance aims to establish an optimal SMW regime which provides an hourly wage floor to forestall excessively low wages without unduly affecting our labour market flexibility, economic growth and competitiveness or causing significant loss in low-paid jobs. Please refer to the Minimum Wage Ordinance for details (