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Bosses urge companies to wait for business reclassification

The Dominican Employers Confederation (Copardom) has instructed its members to wait until 30 May 2017, to apply the minimum wage increase ordered by the Ministry of Labor. The wage increase then would be retroactive to 1 May.

In a note to members, Copardom says that the 20% increase that is to be phased in 13% in May and 7% in November can only be applied after the Ministry of Labor sends an official communication to Copardom members outlining the reclassification of companies.

The note states: “Private employers cannot apply a wage increase without having been notified of the reclassification of companies. This is because if a company is reclassified as a micro enterprise, the wage scale would be different than the present classification. Copardom says the reclassification should have been published a week ago by the Ministry of Labor.

Meanwhile, the president of the Association of Industries of Herrera, Antonio Taveras Guzman, urged the government to implement the reclassification that was approved in a law passed on 19 December 2008.

Source: DR1, Acento

May 17, 2017

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