The increase in minimum wages for the second half of 2014 is more complex than previous years. Instead of decreeing a single percentage for all salaries, the Consejo Nacional de Salarios decided to give higher percentages of wages to those making less money.
The percentages range from 4 percent to 4.09 percent to 4.22 percent. Other job categories got just a 2.35 percent raise.
So employers need to get a copy of the list produced by the Ministerio de Trabajo.
That list is HERE!
The ministry finally came out with the list after mid-month salaries had to be figured. So some employers are going to have to make adjustments with their salaries.
Meanwhile, government officials negotiation wage hikes for public employees seem prepared to accept more than 4 per cent.