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Minimum wages for the Hospitality Industry - 2014 to 2015

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As is the case with employees working in any industry, there is a set minimum wage for those working in hospitality. It's important that you know what these are and comply. If not, you may find yourself facing legal consequences.

The minimum wage in the hospitality sector has been increased from 1 July 2014 and will be applicable until 30 June 2015.

For employers with 10 or less employees, the new minimum monthly rates will increase from R2415.86 (2013/14) to R2601.88 in (2014/15).

Weekly rates will increase from R557.55 (2013/14) to R600.48 (2014/15), while hourly rates will be adjusted from R12.39 in (2013/14) to R13.34 in (2014/15).

The minimum wages for employers with more than 10 employees, the minimum monthly rates will increase from R2692.74 (2013/14) to R2900.08 in (2014/15); weekly rates will increase from R621.45 (2013/14) to R669.30 (2014/15) and hourly rates will be adjusted from R13.81 in (2013/14) to R14.87 in (2014/15).

The hospitality sector covers those that provide accommodation and/or prepare, serve or provide prepared food or liquid refreshments, drinks other than in sealed bottles or cans whether indoors or outdoors or in the open air, for consumption on or off the premises in a hotel, motel, inn, resort, game lodge, hostel, guest house, guest farm or bed and breakfast establishment.

It also includes short stay accommodation, self-catering, time shares, camps, caravan parks, restaurants, pubs, taverns, cafés, tearooms, coffee shops, fast food outlets, snack bars, industrial or commercial caterers, function caterers, contract caterers and includes all activities or operations incidental to or subsequent on any of the activities mentioned above.

According to the Department of Labour, the current wage increases have been determined by using the consumer price index of 6.2% (excluding owners' equivalent rent) reported by Stats SA on the 23 April 2014.

Source: Bizcommunity.com

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