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Payment of Wages Law (2016)

Section 3: The employer:
(a) shall pay wages to the workers employing in his business in local currency or foreign currencies stipulated by the Central Bank of Myanmar. Such payment may be paid in cash or cheque or deposit into the bank account of the worker with the agreement between the employer and the worker.

(b) In paying such wages:

(i) if it is necessary to pay particular benefit, profits and opportunities for workers working in commerce, production and service businesses, it may be paid in cash or some in cash and some in things set up by local price on own volition of workers in accordance with the stipulations;

(ii) for workers employing in agriculture and livestock breeding business, it may be paid some wage in cash and something set up by local price according to custom, or on the volition of majority of worker or by collective agreement. In paying so, it shall be for personal use and the interest of his family, and shall be appropriate and equitable.

(c) If any worker is conscripted under the Public Military Service Law, the (60) days of wages shall be paid as a special right.

Section 4: The employer:

(a) shall pay wages at the end of the work or at the time agreed to pay to the worker for hourly, daily, weekly or other part time work, or temporary or piece work;

(b) shall not exceed one month than the period agreed with the worker under sub-section (a) to pay wages;

(c) shall pay the wages for the permanent work monthly. In making such payment:

(i) if workers are not more than 100, wages shall be paid at the end of the period for payment of wage;

(ii) if workers are more than 100, it shall be paid no later than five days after the end of the period for payment of wage;

(d) shall pay the due wages within two working days from the date of termination, if a worker is terminated;

(e) shall pay the wages at the end of the period for payment of wages, if a worker resigns on his own volition by sending prior written notice of resignation;

(f) shall pay the due wages to a legal heir within two working days after the decease, if a worker is deceased;

(g) shall pay all wages on a working day.