The Polish government increased its national minimum wage for 2023.

Key Points:

  • Poland’s minimum monthly salary increased by 480 PLN, from 3,010 PLN to 3,490 PLN (about US$806).
  • In July 2023, the minimum monthly wage is set to increase again, from 3,490 PLN to 3,600 PLN.
  • Polish authorities had previously proposed an increase of only 373 PLN on Jan. 1 and an additional 67 PLN increase in July 2023.
  • The new minimum wage applies to applications submitted on or after Jan. 1, 2023, and applications that were submitted before Jan. 1, 2023, that are still pending.
  • The new minimum wage requirements will not affect EU Blue Card minimums.

Additional Information: The minimum wage is relevant to all workers in Poland whose wages cannot be lower than the minimum wage. Foreign workers must be paid above the minimum wage.

BAL Analysis: Businesses may see a slight increase in labor costs because of the new minimum wage. Employers should take the new wage minimums into account for their 2023 budgets.

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