The minimum wage rose to a total of 3010 PLN, and the hourly rate to PLN 19.70. The new regulations went into effect on Saturday, January 1, 2022.
In September 2021, the government adopted regulation on the amount of minimum wage for work and the amount of minimum hourly wage in 2022.
Minimum wage 2022
According to the regulations, the minimum wage has increased to a total of PLN 3,010, and the hourly rate for this year will be PLN 19.70. In 2021, the minimum wage for gross work was PLN 2,800 (net PLN 2062). The minimum hourly rate for specific civil law contracts was PLN 18.30 total.
According to the state payroll account, as a result of the tax changes that are part of the Polish deal, employees with full-time salaries totaling PLN 3,010 will receive approximately PLN 154 net per month. They will receive 2,363.56 PLN for their hands. The calculations were based on the assumption that the employee lives in the city in which the workplace is located, has no children under the age of 18 and is not a participant in employee capital plans.
The increase in the minimum wage and hourly wage will affect about 2.2 million people.
Originally, the government proposed increasing the minimum wage in 2022 to PLN 3,000 and PLN 19.60 per hour. The Cabinet was in mid-June this year. The proposal was adopted to increase the minimum wage next year by PLN 200, thereby bringing its total to PLN 3,000. In turn, the minimum hourly rate was 1.30 PLN higher than the current price and will reach PLN 19.60. According to the regulations, such a proposal was submitted to the Council for Social Dialogue, but the social side did not manage to reach a common position on this issue. Therefore, the final decision rests with the government.
Minimum wage – what is it?
Minimum wage is the lowest possible amount of wages for work permitted by law. It is determined by the state as a rate of performance of obligations to the employer under the employment contract, for a specified period of time.
The obligation to provide the employee working under an employment relationship with the payment of an amount not less than the specified amount is directly derived from the law relating to the minimum wage and does not in any way depend on the employee’s competencies or the capabilities of the employer.
From the new year, along with the minimum wage, other benefits calculated on its basis also increased, including. Night work allowance, downtime payment, and severance pay for mass layoffs.
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