The government of Cyprus announced that it will increase its national minimum wage in January 2023.

Key Points:

  • Cyprus’ monthly national minimum wage will increase by €16, from €924 to €940.
  • The new minimum wage will take effect Jan. 1, 2023.
  • The monthly minimum wage will be €885 for an individual’s first six months of employment and increased to €940 if the employee stays at the company.
  • Benefits cannot be included when calculating minimum salary requirements.

Additional Information: The minimum wage is relevant to all workers in Cyprus, 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 2023 budgets.

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