New national basic minimum wage in effect

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The Labour Department wishes to advise the general public that, in accordance with Section C2l subsection (10) of the Antigua and Barbuda Labour Code Cap. 27, as amended, the Hon Attorney General and Minister of Labour has issued a new Minimum Basic Wage Order, Statutory Instrument No. 3 of 2023, with effect from January 1, 2023.

The Minister responsible for Labour has ordered a basic minimum wage of nine dollars ($9.00) per hour for employment in Antigua and Barbuda, effective January 1, 2023.

Employers are reminded that section C22 subsection (5) of the Antigua and Barbuda Labour Code Cap.27, as amended, requires that, where the established national basic minimum wage is applicable, the rate be posted on a Notice Board within the workplace.

Failure to pay the basic National Basic Minimum Wage as ordered by the Hon. Minister of Labour is an offence punishable by fine upon summary conviction.

Please visit the Labour Department on Long & Thames Streets for more information or call 462-4988.

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