Hong Kong

National minimum wage in detail

The Minimum Wage Ordinance (Cap. 608) establishes a statutory minimum wage (‘SMW’) in Hong Kong. The SMW came into effect on 1 May 2011. The current SMW is HKD 34.50 (EUR 3.83) per hour effective from 1 May 2017 and will increase to HKD 37.50 (EUR 4.17) on 1 May 2019, Hong Kong’s Labour Day.

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Author: Lewis Silkin LLP Hong Kong

Date: March 2019

Note: For specific advice on any particular issue, please consult the relevant firm. The law is stated as at March 2019.


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