Minimum Wages Law to be challenged in Honduras

The Private Sector Council of Honduras is recommending to its members that they challenge the executive decree increasing the minimum wage in the Supreme Court.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009


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According to proceso.hn "they also asked President Manuel Zelaya to amend his decision to increase minimum wages to 5,500 lempiras.

The business owners warned that this decision will affect 90% of the companies in Honduras, at which more than 70% of the workers in Honduras are employed."

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Labor leaders and the private sector failed to agree on setting minimum wages for 2011.

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