Dominican Republic raises minimum wage for employees in the tourism sector

The Dominican Republic will increase the minimum wage for workers in the tourism sector. This was announced by the Minister of Labor, Luis Miguel de Camps García, after reaching an agreement with the representatives of workers and employers. Wages will go up by a weighted average of 23%.

Specifically, for workers in large companies the salary will go up by 20.7%; for employees in medium-sized companies, by 28%; and for those in small or micro companies, by 26.9%.

“This agreement represents a historic fact for workers in this sector, for being the highest percentage in the last 17 years and because, in addition, it will have a retroactive application from August 2021,” detailed Minister De Camps.

Likewise, the Dominican Minister of Labor has highlighted that “this salary increase practically doubles the accumulated inflation rate since the last salary increase for this sector, applied in August 2019”.

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