<ul><li>POLS7050 Public Administration </li></ul>
The Begin of Minimum Wages Legislation <ul><li>Workers paying below the market wage rate   </li></ul><ul><li>Request for s...
The Aims of Minimum Wages Legislation <ul><li>To protect all kinds of occupational groups </li></ul><ul><li>To safeguard t...
The Converge of Minimum Wages Legislation <ul><li>To apply for all mobility of workers between different low-paying sector...
Exclusion of Live-in Domestic Worker   <ul><li>Reasons: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Distinctive working pattern from non-live-in...
Exclusion of Live-in Domestic Worker <ul><li>Concern on discrimination against  foreign domestic helper </li></ul><ul><li>...
Exclusion of Student Interns   <ul><li>Case 1: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>without employer-employee relationships </li></ul></u...
Exclusion of Student Interns   <ul><li>Existing market system between practicum student and hosting organization   </li></ul>
Conclusion <ul><li>For live-in domestic worker: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>most are protected under the MAW   </li></ul></ul><u...
Recommendation <ul><li>Consideration of: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>motivation of staff  ->   labour productivity </li></ul></u...
Recommendation <ul><li>Possibility of division of job nature </li></ul><ul><li>->   prescription of protection system  to ...
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Sin Wai Sum (09410147) + Kung Pui Ting (09418113)

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Sin Wai Sum (09410147) + Kung Pui Ting (09418113)

  1. 1. <ul><li>POLS7050 Public Administration </li></ul>
  2. 2. The Begin of Minimum Wages Legislation <ul><li>Workers paying below the market wage rate </li></ul><ul><li>Request for statutory minimum wages legislation (SMW) </li></ul><ul><li>Wage Protection Movement (WPM) </li></ul><ul><li> Statutory Minimum Wages </li></ul><ul><li>Legislation (SMW) </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Aims of Minimum Wages Legislation <ul><li>To protect all kinds of occupational groups </li></ul><ul><li>To safeguard the interests of the vulnerable and enhances social harmony </li></ul><ul><li>Establishment of the Minimum Wage Commission </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Converge of Minimum Wages Legislation <ul><li>To apply for all mobility of workers between different low-paying sectors </li></ul><ul><li>To exempt live-in domestic worker and student undertaking internship programmes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>->  A controversial question  </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Exclusion of Live-in Domestic Worker <ul><li>Reasons: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Distinctive working pattern from non-live-in domestic worker </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enjoyment of in-kind benefits </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Financial hardships of the family - based employers </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Exclusion of Live-in Domestic Worker <ul><li>Concern on discrimination against foreign domestic helper </li></ul><ul><li>Responses: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Distinctive remuneration package </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Early introduction of Minimum allowable wage (MAW) </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Exclusion of Student Interns <ul><li>Case 1: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>without employer-employee relationships </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>against aims of SMW legislation & Employee Ordinance </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Case 2: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>with employer-employee relationships </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>reduction in training opportunities </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Exclusion of Student Interns <ul><li>Existing market system between practicum student and hosting organization </li></ul>
  9. 9. Conclusion <ul><li>For live-in domestic worker: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>most are protected under the MAW </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>special working nature </li></ul></ul><ul><li>For student: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>absence of employer-employee relationships </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>presence of inherent market system </li></ul></ul><ul><li>√  Good Arrangement  </li></ul>
  10. 10. Recommendation <ul><li>Consideration of: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>motivation of staff -> labour productivity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>e.g. salesclerk </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>occupational groups with similar working nature of live-in domestic worker </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>e.g. vehicle driver </li></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Recommendation <ul><li>Possibility of division of job nature </li></ul><ul><li>-> prescription of protection system to </li></ul><ul><li>various unique job natures. </li></ul>

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