Honduran companies present legal action against minimum salary

The National Association of Industrial Companies announced today that they will present a constitutional suit against the executive decree that established the new minimum salary.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Proces Digital reports: "ANDI has also called for a general strike next week that it is naming "a day without a company."

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Retroactivity of Minimum Wages Questioned in Honduras

April 2011

The Honduran Council of the Private Enterprise is considering contesting the retroactive pay of minimum wages.

Santiago Ruiz, president of the council, argued that the law does not match the reality of the country and that many sectors will be unable to comply with it.

“Currently 62% of companies – most of them small and medium – fail to comply with minimum wage regulations. This percentage will only go up”, noted Ruiz.

Honduran Textiles Propose Salary Reform

January 2011

The textile industry will propose setting a minimum wage for the next three years during the minimum wage negotiation.

The proposal will also be negotiated by manufacturers of car electrical harnesses.

"The talks started in mid December 2010 and will be restored on Wednesday of this week.

February 12: "A Day Without Enterprises" in Honduras

February 2009

Business organizations have set February 12 as the day when they will close their businesses to protest the increase in minimum wages.

The protest is in addition to a set of measures that the business owners have taken, including hundreds of legal suits against Executive Decree STSS-374.08 which set the minimum wage at 5,500 lempiras ($291) for urban areas and 4,055 ($215) for rural areas.

Minimum wages controversy continues in Honduras

January 2009

Business owners have already filed 72 legal suits against the executive decree that increased the minimum wage.

Latribuna.hn reports: "Yesterday there 72 suits in total calling for the suspension of the of the Executive Decree which increased the minimum wage to 5,500 lempiras for urban areas and 4.55 for rural areas, but up to now none of them have been taken up by the Constitutional Branch of the Supreme Court."

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