22 Jan 2009

Palau House of Delegates fails to act on minimum wage bill

2:35 pm on 22 January 2009

The Palau House of Delegates has not acted on a bill which would raise the minimum hourly wage by 50 cents to three US dollars.

The Palau Horizon says there was a lack of a quorum after the Senate passed the bill in a final reading.

The session has now closed.

The current minimum wage law does not allow most non-resident workers to receive minimum wages.

The new measure redefines who is eligible to receive the minimum wage.