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Aruba: Labour Regulation

Regulatory Environment

As of February 1st, 2013, the monthly minimum wage is Afl1,636.70 (US$914.35). A maximum of 8½ hours daily for a 5-day working week, not exceeding 42½ hours is allowed, or a maximum of 8 hours daily not exceeding 45 hours for a 6-day working week, except for enterprises such as hotels, casinos, restaurants and oil refining, for which shift work is required and a maximum of 48 hours per week is allowed.

Each employee is entitled to a paid holiday of at least fifteen working days per year. Eleven days of the year are public holidays.

In a layoff situation compensation is 1 week's pay for every year of employment between 1-10 years, 1.25 weeks' pay for every year of employment between 11-20 years and 2 weeks' pay for every year of employment above 20 years.

 

 

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