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Regional Minimum Wages to Increase Across Vietnam 2024


Vietnam’s Ministry of Labor, War Invalids, and Social Affairs has proposed a six percent increase in the minimum wage, effective July 1, 2024.

Singapore Budget 2023: Impact for Employees


Singapore’s 2023 budget provides an array of support for local employees. This includes co-funding worker wages and encouraging the reskilling of employees.

Thailand Increases Daily Minimum Wage Rates for 2022


Thailand has increased the daily minimum wage rates across all its provinces by an average of five percent.

Indonesia Increases Minimum Wage for 2022


Indonesia has increased the average minimum wage of each province by 1.09 percent for 2022. The figure was obtained through the new guidelines on minimum wage under Government Regulation 36 of 2021 (GR 36/2021).

Indonesia’s Omnibus Law: Provisions on Minimum Wage


Indonesia’s GR 36/2021 has eliminated the sectoral minimum wage while establishing a provision for hourly pay for part-time workers.

Minimum Wages in ASEAN for 2021


Due to the pandemic, many ASEAN members did not raise their minimum wages or did not raise them significantly.

Cambodia’s 2021 Minimum Wage: Increased for Textile and Garment Sectors


As of January 1, 2021, Cambodia’s monthly minimum wage rate for regular workers is US$192, an increase from US$190 in 2020.

Indonesia’s 2021 Minimum Wage: No Increases for Most Provinces


The Ministry of Manpower issued a circular in October 2020 advising regional governments not to increase the monthly minimum wage rates due to the ongoing pandemic.

Malaysia Increases Minimum Wage


The government has increased the minimum wage for major towns under 56 city and municipality councils.

The Minimum Wage in Indonesia: Increased by 8.5% for 2020


By January 2020, Indonesia will increase its minimum wage by 8.51 percent from the current 2019 rate. Learn more about how this regulation will impact businesses in the country.

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