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Implementing a Statutory Minimum Wage in Hong Kong: Appreciating International Experiences but Recognizing Local Conditions

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Price, R and Ho, JKS, Implementing a Statutory Minimum Wage in Hong Kong: Appreciating International Experiences but Recognizing Local Conditions, Common Law World Review, 40, (2) pp. 95-118. ISSN 1473-7795 (2011) [Refereed Article]


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Copyright 2011 Vathek Publishing

DOI: doi:10.1350/clwr.2011.40.2.0217

Abstract

The much debated Minimum Wage Ordinance eventually secured passage in the Hong Kong Legislative Council on 17 July 2010 and is to take effect on 1 May 2011. A Minimum Wage Council established under the Ordinance has made recommendations to the Chief Executive on the initial minimum wage level. This paper compares the minimum wage legislation in Hong Kong with that of other Western jurisdictions and seeks to identify what the former can learn from these international experiences in setting a statutory minimum wage. In the final analysis, it is argued that these experiences provide a good platform for implementing a broadly similar regime in the Special Administrative Region, albeit one with 'Hong Kong characteristics'.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Law and Legal Studies
Research Group:Law
Research Field:Labour Law
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Justice and the Law
Objective Field:Justice and the Law not elsewhere classified
Author:Price, R (Mr Rohan Price)
ID Code:72361
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:Law
Deposited On:2011-08-25
Last Modified:2012-06-21
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