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Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic: Government increases 20% to the minimum wage of industrial free zone workers

On 11 April 2023, the Dominican Government, through the Ministry of Labor and the National Wage Committee (CNS), ordered a 20% increase over the national minimum wage for workers in the free industrial zone sector.

The Minister of Labor, Luis Miguel De Camps García, when reporting on the increase, said that the new salary scale was approved in two periods, the first of 15% that will be effective as of May 1 of the current year and the second of 5% effective on April 1 of the year 2024.

Under the powers conferred by articles 452 to 464 of the Labor Code and its Internal Regulation No. 512 dated December 10, 1997, the CNS ordered the salary mentioned above to be set at RD$16,000.00 in the first batch and RD $16,700.00 in the second batch.

Resolution CNS-02-2023 provides for the salary increase for workers in free zones and modifies, as necessary, any other part that is contrary to it.