WILLEMSTAD – The minimum hourly wage was increased on January 1 of this year to 8.15 guilders per hour. This is an increase of 22 cents. This was adopted by the Council of Ministers last year. But according to some information that was sent to the media, there are employers who do not intend to pay the increased minimum wage.The Minister of Social Development, Labor and Welfare (SOAW) indicated that she did not receive this information. “But if we receive those signals we will take action immediately,” said the Minister. What type of actions the minister did not say, but she stressed that sanctions will be taken if the employers do not comply with the new changes in the law.
“Salaries are paid at the end of this month and on the basis of our inspections we will see if employers are complying and if we have to impose sanctions,” said Larmonie.