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Gambia - Minimum Wages - 2011


LAST UPDATE

21 November 2011.

SOURCES


Name of Act

Labour Act, from 17 October 2007.
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Name of Act

Gambia Human Rights Report 2010, US State Department.

LEGAL DEFINITIONS


Employee/worker

"employee" means -
a) a person who offers his or her services under an oral or written contract of employment, wheter express or implied;
b) a person, including a tenant share cropper, who performs work or services for another person for remuneration or reward on such terms and conditions that he or she is in relation to that person-
i) in a position of economic dependence; and
ii) under an obligation to perform duties for that person more closely resembling the relationship of employee than that of an independent contractor; or
c) where the context requires, a former employee.

"worker" means a person who offers his or her services personally to another wheter under a contract of employment or otherwise.
Labour Act §2

Employer

"employer" means -
a) a person, corporation, public authority, governing body of an unicorporated association, partnership, or any other institution or organisation whatsoever that employs an employee, and includes a heir, successor and an assignee of the employer; or
b) where the context requires, a former employer.
Labour Act §2

Wage

"remuneration" means all things of monetary value received by an employee in exchange for his or her services.
Labour Act §2

MINIMUM WAGE FIXING


Procedure

No relevant provisions identified.

Criteria

No relevant provisions identified.

Coverage

No relevant provisions identified.

Level


Minimum wage level(s) in national currency

"The lowest national minimum wage according to law was 19.55 dalasi ($0.72) per day for unskilled labor, but in practice the minimum wage was 50 dalasi ($1.85) per day."
Gambia Human Rights Report 2010 p. 26

In-kind allowances

Subject to subsection (5), partial payment of wages in the form of allowances-in-kind may be made in enterprises or occupations where allowances are customary and -
a) allowances are appropriate for the personal use and benefit of the employee and the employee’s family; and
b) the value attributed to an allowance is fair and reasonable.

The payment of wages in the form of liquor or noxious drugs is not permitted under any circumstance.
Labour Act §76(4)(5)

Rate of payment


» Daily

"The lowest national minimum wage according to law was 19.55 dalasi ($0.72) per day for unskilled labor, but in practice the minimum wage was 50 dalasi ($1.85) per day."
Gambia Human Rights Report 2010 p. 26

Scheduled frequency of adjustment

No relevant provisions identified.

Enforcement mechanisms

No relevant provisions identified.

Results generated on: 22nd October 2014 at 11:43:47.
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