Minimum wages controversy continues in Honduras

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

Friday, January 16, 2009

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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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.

“A Day Without Business” is Suspended in Honduras

February 2009

The Honduran Council of Private Enterprise suspended the protest against the minimum wage increase pending a Supreme Court resolution.

The COHEP decided to wait for a Supreme Court resolution in response to its appeal for an intervention to protect hundreds of businesses.

Honduran companies present legal action against minimum salary

January 2009

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.

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

Minimum Wages Law to be challenged in Honduras

January 2009

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.

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

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