New Minimum Wage in Guatemala

A new Tax Memo set minimum wages for agricultural, non-agricultural and maquila export activities.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

The new minimum wages will become effective from January 1, 2012.

-------------------------------------Per Day ------ Monthly
Agricultural activities------------ Q 68.00---- Q 2,068.33
Non agricultural activities ------ Q 68.00---- Q 2,068.33
Activities under decree 29-89--- Q 62.50---- Q 1,901.04

The memo states that “The monthly salary is determined by multiplying the daily wage for 365 days and then dividing it by 12 months".

According to the Memo, the purpose of the minimum wage is to get a greater number of workers earning wages above the minimum. Accordingly the executive promotes policies that encourage companies to adopt better systems of remuneration so workers may have a better quality of life. Employers are encouraged to seek and implement remuneration methods that allow them to be competitive and improve their workers' income.

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In a publication made on December 30, 2010, in the Official Newspaper, the Government Agreement No. 388-2010 of the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare, establishes the new minimum wages for agricultural activities, and for non-farming export activities ruled by Decree No. 29-89, effective January 1st, 2011.

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