Minimum Wages and Wages in Ozamiz City: Living Wages?

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Daryl Famacion-Quinco, Rosalia E. Celestiano, Maria Nancy Quinco-Cadosales

Abstract

Employees deserve to receive what is due him in the light of services rendered and should be the basis of the minimum wages.
This study tried to determine if the minimum wages in Misamis Occidental is considered as living wages by using the comparative
research method. The study found that the wages actually earned in the city as well as the minimum wage set by the government
makes it very difficult for a family of five to attain a decent standard of living even with both parents working 7 days a week. It is
recommended to review the minimum wage policy and closely monitor employers to comply even with the giving of the
minimum wage.

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