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Hong Kong Prepares for a Minimum Wage

6 July 2010
Mayer Brown Legal Update
The trade unions have finally won their decades-long battle to introduce minimum wage legislation to Hong Kong. Ignoring for a second the debate of whether a minimum wage is good or bad for Hong Kong and whether such legislation creates or reduces poverty, the one thing we know for sure is that it will impose obligations on employers. This paper outlines those obligations and highlights potential pitfalls.


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  • Hong Tran
    T +852 2843 4233
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