The government of Croatia recently increased its national minimum wage.

Key Points:

  • Croatia’s monthly national minimum wage increased by 12.5% to €700.
  • The new minimum wage took effect Jan. 1.
  • Benefits cannot be included when calculating minimum salary requirements.

Additional Information: The minimum wage is relevant to all workers in Croatia 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 when planning their budgets.

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