Minimum Wage

The minimum wage is the lowest salary rate prescribed by the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWB) for each and every region.[1] The minimum wage will vary from region to region, particularly with the National Capital Region (NCR) as it has the highest rate due to high cost of living allowance.

Wage is “the remuneration or earnings, however designated, capable of being expressed in terms of money, whether fixed or ascertained on a time, task, piece, or commission basis, or other method of calculating the same, which is payable by an employer to an employee under a written or unwritten contract for work done or to be done, or for services rendered or to be rendered and includes the fair and reasonable value,[2] as determined by the DOLE Secretary, of board, lodging and other facilities customarily finished by the employer to the employee.”[3]

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