From 01 July 2015, employers in the hospitality industry will have to apply the new minimum wage rates announced last week. The minister of Labour announced the increase that will be applicable until 30 June 2016. The total increase is 6.1% and will apply to all workers employed by hotels, lodges, game farms, restaurants, fast food outlets, coffee shops or bed and breakfast establishments.
The minimum wages for employers with 10 or less employees:
Monthly R2 760,59 (2015/2016) from R2 601,88 (2014/15);
Weekly R637,10 (2015/16) from R600,48 (2014/2015)
Hourly rates will be adjusted to R14,15 (2015/16) from R13,34 in (2014/2015).
The new minimum wages for employers with 10 or more employees:
Monthly rates will increase to R3 076,98 (2015/16) from R2 900,08 in (2014/2015);
Weekly R710,12 (2015/16) from R669,30 (2014/2015)
Hourly rates will be adjusted to R15,77 from R14,87 in (2014/2015).
For more information, refer to http://www.labour.gov.za/DOL/media-desk/media-statements/2015/hospitality-sector-has-a-new-minimum-wage