Nicaragua: 8.25% Rise in Minimum Wage

Businesses will have to apply an initial increase of 4,125% from 1 March 2017 and a second increase, of the same amount, on September 1.

Friday, February 17, 2017

The agreement was approved with the consensus of the private sector, trade unions and government.  The decision to establish the increase at 8.25% came after the business sector  proposed an adjustment to 7.63%, and unions, between 9% and 10%.

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