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.
The Global Wage Report 2018/19 finds that in real terms (adjusted for price inflation) global wage growth declined to 1.8 per cent in 2017 from 2.4 per cent in 2016. The findings are based on data from 136 countries.