China -Shenzhen raises minimum wage levels -March 01, 2013

Shenzhen has raised its monthly minimum wage levels by RMB100 to RMB1,600 from March 1, 2013, while its hourly minimum wages have been adjusted from RMB13.3 to RMB14.5.

According to an official from the Shenzhen Municipal Human Resources and Social Security Bureau, raising the minimum wage levels will help attract more labor resources to Shenzhen, which in turn will promote the city’s economic development and industrial upgradation. Employees who get paid below the minimum wage standards can file a report with the city’s Labor Supervision Bureau.

The new minimum wage standards are expected to benefit about 1.5 million workers in Shenzhen.