Marshalls businesses gain minimum wage review plan

BY GIFF JOHNSON

Marshall Islands Correspondent

 

MAJURO, Marshall Islands — Last September, the Marshall Islands parliament approved the first increase in the minimum wage in more than two decades, bumping the rate from $2 per hour to $2.50. The legislation called for the minimum to rise by 50¢ annually until it reached $4 per hour in three years’ time.

The Marshall Islands Chamber of Commerce raised issues with the legislation after passage, including that the new law called for it to be implemented the day it was signed into law by the speaker with no grace period . . .

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