The Greek government announced that it will increase its minimum wage in April.

Key Points:

  • Beginning April 1, Greece’s minimum wage will increase to €780 (about US$844) per month from €713 per month.
  • The new minimum wage applies to applications submitted on or after April 1, 2023, and applications that were submitted before April 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 Greece 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 and adjust their 2023 budgets if necessary.

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