Littler Global Guide - Nicaragua - Q1 2023

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New Minimum Wages

New Order or Decree

Author: Francisco Cerda, Partner – BDS, Member of Littler Global

In February 2023, the National Minimum Wage Commission agreed to increase the minimum wage for various sectors, including agriculture, fishing, manufacturing, commerce, construction (mostly administrative employees), financial and insurance establishments, among others. The new minimum wage will be in effect from March 1, 2023, to February 28, 2024.

Additionally, effective January 1, 2023, industries subject to the special regime of free zones must apply an increase of 8% to the minimum wage received by employees. Therefore, the new minimum wage for free trade zones is NIO 8,098.46.

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