Dominican Republic: 14% Increase in Minimum Wage

The National Wage Committee approved a 14% wage increase for non-sectorized private workers, which will come into effect next August.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

The authorities also reported that they have declared themselves in permanent session to start work on reclassifying companies or updating thresholds.

From the Ministry of Labor statement:

Santo Domingo July 9, 2019. The Ministry of Labor, through the National Wage Committee (CNS) approved this afternoon a 14% wage increase for non-sectorized private workers and at the same time was declared in permanent session to begin work on the reclassification of companies or updating the thresholds.

The proposal was presented by the president of the CNS, Félix Hidalgo, after he had decided to close the debates after 3 hours of negotiation and had the support of workers' representatives.

The salary increase should be reflected from next August, while the reclassification work of the companies should be completed in a period that may not exceed 60 days from the entry into force of the salary adjustment.

Referring to the decision taken, Mr. Hidalgo congratulated both parties, since they deposed their positions to assume in the case of the workers, the proposal presented by the president of the Committee and the commitment to respect it on the part of the employers' representatives.

Read full statement (In Spanish).

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