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Minimum Wage in Haiti

Publication date: 
Tuesday, August 19, 2014

THE ISSUE:  How should companies interpret Haiti's minimum wage law when establishing payment policies for piece-rate workers in garment factories?

Haiti is one of many countries to establish a minimum wage that vaires across employment sectors, with different daily rates established for domestic workers, elelctricians, bank employees, and other professions.  Within the garment industry, minimum wage law vaires further, providing for two different rates -- as standard minimum daily wage for garment workers of 225 gourdes (US $5.71), and a piece-rate wage, requiring that factories establish a rate that will 'allow the worker to realize ... at least 300 gourdes" (US $7.61) per eight-hour day.  The majority of Haiti's garment workers receive the piece rate...

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