HAGÅTÑA, GUAM - The Guam Chamber of Commerce has sent a letter to Governor Lou Leon Guerrero requesting a moratorium on the implementation date of Public Law 35-38, which would delay the start date of the minimum wage increase from March 1, 2020 to September 1, 2020. Tourism numbers have dropped drastically over concerns of the Novel Coronavirus directly impacting our primary economic pillar, our tourism industry.
Chamber Chairwoman Christine Baleto said in the Chamber's letter,
"The impact of this current crises could translate to a reduction in 33% in income for employees, directly and indirectly, involved in the tourism industry! The detrimental effect on our economy and community would be significant."
The Chamber made note that the request for the change in start date would not effect the second phase increase scheduled for March 1, 2021.
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February 14, 2020