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earningsJacques van Wyk, director and labour law specialist at Werksmans Attorneys, has written an informative article about the National Minimum Wage Act, which came into effect on 1 January 2019. 

Barring a few exceptions, the national minimum wage is R20 an hour.  The topics Van Wyk covers include: Who does it apply to? What is the national minimum wage? How is the national minimum wage calculated? Does a worker have a right to the national minimum wage? Must a worker’s contract of employment be amended in light of the Act? When do the provisions of the Act come into effect? Can an employer be exempt from paying the national minimum wage? What is the role and responsibility of the National Minimum Wage Commission?

  • Read this useful article in full at Moneyweb

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