Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Wage Raise

P.L. 110-28 is the federal law that increases CNMI minimum wage by $.50 per annum. Sec. 8103(b)(A)&(B)--see page 78. We should be seeing that increase now at the end of this month, I think.

No one seems to be talking about this. Why not?


The Saipan Blogger said...

Is is supposed to happen on Sunday. CNMI Hafa Dolla Day!

Anonymous said...

It goes up on the 25th, Memorial Day. It certainly will be a memorable day for employers!

Saipan Writer said...

We still will have many more years to go before we reach a minimum wage rate comparable to the U.S.

And we have a long way to go to build our economy so that employers stop complaining about these negliglbe increases that are more of a nod toward fair wages than an actualization.

From my point of view, though, there is hope.

Anonymous said...

Nobody is talking about it because they're trying to figure out how NOT to pay the wages. I no first hand companies who have employees working six days a week full-time, and their employees are being paid as part-time employees working only four days a week. Measures to counter the last increase in wages and employees are too afraid to complain.

Saipan Writer said...

Ah yes. The Saipan Tribune has now printed a front-page article on the subject.