Myanmar Implements National Minimum Wage

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By Molly Ward

Sept. 9—The first daily minimum wage in Myanmar of 3,600 kyats ($2.80) for an eight hour work day across all sectors and industries took effect Sept. 1.

The minimum wage applies to all workers except for those that work for a employer with less than 15 employees.

The National Minimum Wage Committee announced the approval of the proposed minimum wage Aug. 28.

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More information on payroll issues in Myanmar can be found in the Myanmar country primer.

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