2 Oct 2018

American Samoa implements 40 cent minimum wage rise

2:10 pm on 2 October 2018

The new 40 cents per hour federally mandated minimum wage increase has come into force in American Samoa this week.

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The US Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division released over the weekend the updated minimum wage, taking effect 30 September.

Under the new minimum wage, the canneries - the largest private employers in American Samoa will now pay workers at least $US5.56 per hour.

For the American Samoa Government, the largest employer in the territory, the new minimum wage is $US5.21 per hour.