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Cyprus - Minimum Wages - 2009


LAST UPDATE

24 April 2009

SOURCES


Name of Act

Minimum Wage Act,
(Cap. 183), 1941.

Name of Act

Minimum Wage Order, 2008

Name of Act

Industrial Relations Code,
dated April 1977, Labour Productions Series No. 58, Nicosia, June 1977"

Other source used

Ministry of Labour and Social Insurance, "Basic Terms of Employment - Comprehensive Guide", 2008

LEGAL DEFINITIONS


Minimum wage

Means the minimum rate of wages fixed as provided in the Minimum Wage Act in respect of the particular occupation followed by the person concerned and applicable to that person.
Minimum Wage Act §1

MINIMUM WAGE FIXING


Procedure


Government decides after tripartite or bipartite body discussions/recommendations

Minimum wage rates are set by the government. There is no national minimum wage in Cyprus. The government sets minimum wage rates for specific occupations in which unionization is low, the Collective Agreements coverage is low and the employees are characterized by their weak bargaining power.
The tripartite Labour Advisory Board, set up of government, employers’ and workers’ representatives, makes recommendations on the minimum wage rates to be adopted.
Minimum Wage Act §3, 4

Minimum wage set through decentralized collective bargaining

Wages may also be determined in collective agreements.
Industrial Relations Code Part II. (A)

Criteria


Other provisions

No information available on which criteria are taken into consideration when setting the minimum wage.

Coverage


Scope

Only workers in the occupations specified by the government are covered by the Minimum Wage Order. The Order applies to the following occupations: shop assistants; clerks; nursing aids (employees offering personal care); and child-care workers (assistant baby and child minders). As of 1 July 2008 it also applies to security guards and care takers.
Minimum Wage Order, 2008

Specific minimum wage rates


» Specific minimum wage by occupation

The minimum wage Order applies to the following occupations: shop assistants; clerks; nursing aids (employees offering personal care); and child-care workers (assistant baby and child minders). As of 1 July 2008 it also applies to security guards and caretakers.
Minimum Wage Order, 2008

» Specific minimum wage by sector

No

» Specific minimum wage by region

No

Level


Minimum wage level(s) in national currency

No national MW for the manufacturing sector applies.
Euro 743,- is the starting salary for newly recruited shop assistants; clerks; nursing aids; child-care workers, security guards and care takers.
Minimum Wage Order, 2008

Last minimum wage update

23 April 2008

In-kind allowances

Payment of wages in form of alcoholic beverages or other harmful substances is prohibited. Part of wages may be paid in the form of allowances in kind only in industries or occupations where payments of such allowances are customary, provided that the employee has given his prior consent, the allowances are useful and beneficial for the employee or his family, the value given to such allowances is reasonable and fair.
Protection of Wages Law 2007, as provided by the information of the:
Ministry of Labour and Social Insurance, "Basic Terms of Employment - Comprehensive Guide", 2008 http://www.mlsi.gov.cy/mlsi/dlr/dlr.nsf/All/6C32F70D418846F1C225750F0023BC92/$file/COMPREHENSIVE%20GUIDE.pdf?OpenElement

Rate of payment


» Monthly

Yes
Minimum Wage Order, 2008

Enforcement mechanisms


Labour inspection

Inspections are carried out by Labour Relations Inspectors. During business hours, Inspectors may enter the premises of an employer wherein an occupation that has a statutory minimum wage rate is being carried out, and require the production of any documents concerning wage payment.
Minimum Wage Act §13(1)

Fines in national currency for non-respect of legislation

Whoever intentionally obstructs an Inspector from the exercise of any of the powers conferred upon them by this Law, is being liable to a penalty not exceeding forty two euro (42 Euro) and whoever lies during any investigation is being liable to a penalty not exceeding two hundred and fifty six euro (256 Euro) or imprisonment not exceeding three months.

Failure to pay an employee at least the minimum wage, results in the employer being liable to a penalty not exceeding one hundred and seventy euro (170 Euro) and an additional forty two euro (42 Euro) for each day on which the offence is continued after conviction.
Minimum Wage Act §5(1)

Results generated on: 03rd September 2014 at 04:05:57.
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