The Polish government increased its national minimum wage.

Key Points:

  • As of July 1, the minimum monthly wage increased from 3,490 PLN (about US$806) to 3,600 PLN.
  • Polish authorities had previously proposed an increase of only an additional 67 PLN increase in July 2023.
  • The new minimum wage applies to applications submitted on or after July 1, 2023, and applications that were submitted before July 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 and adjust their 2023 budgets if necessary.

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