Ministry pushes fortnightly pay

The Labor Ministry is encouraging employers, with the support of unions, to implement article 116 of the Labor Law, which requires owners of enterprises and factories to pay their workers twice a month. Fa Saly, the president of the National Trade Union Confederation, told Khmer Times on March 27 it was good the ministry decided employers must pay workers twice a month to protect them from being abandoned by employers who owe them wages. He said he supports and encourages employers to implement article 116 of the Labor Law. Workers can receive a tax exemption when their wages are paid twice monthly, he added.

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