Department of Labour Relations

According to the Protection of the Wages Law, wages must be paid at least weekly or monthly, depending on the agreement between the employer and employee. In case the wage is calculated on a “piecework” basis or depending on the output, the maximum time period for payment should be at least twice a month and at intervals not exceeding 16 days, provided that this is practically feasible.

Any delay of the agreed and expected time of payment is considered a violation of the Law. In such cases, the employee can submit a written complaint to the Department of Labour Relations. The Department investigates the complaint and tries to solve the dispute. If the dispute is not settled, the Department of Labour Relations has the jurisdiction to proceed with criminal proceedings against the employer.

Note that the Law does not oblige the employer to pay the monthly salaries every first of each month.