This case study seeks to foster deeper discussions on minimum wage fixing in the Lao People's Democratic Republic and abroad.
1. Introduction -- 2. The regulatory and institutional frameworks for minimum wage fixing -- 3. The minimum wage and collective bargaining -- 4. The minimum wage and employment -- 5. Application of the minimum wage to different sectors -- 6. The minimum wage and improved linving standards -- 7. The minimum wage and labour productivity -- 8. The minimum wage and social security benefits -- 9. Conclusions.
Provides guidance on workers' rights and employers' obligations under the National Minimum Wage Act 1998 and the subsequent secondary legislation, especially the National Minimum Wage Regulations 1999.