Locked content GUS: 1.5 mln Poles with minimum wage in 2016

According to data released by the Central Statistics Office GUS, in 2016, as many as 1.46 million Poles received minimum wage (set then at PLN 1,850 gross), which is about 13 percent of all people employed under a contract. The biggest number of them worked in trade, car repair, hospitality, and cat...

Minimum wage to increase to PLN 2,080 – labor ministry

Poland’s ministry of labor wants to increase the minimum wage in Poland to PLN 2,080 per month from the current PLN 2,000. The minimum hourly wage will increase by PLN 0.50 to PLN 13.50, according to the statement posted after the cabinet meeting.

Locked content Minimum wage to rise – Labor Ministry

Poland’s ministry of labor plans to increase minimum wage to PLN 2,100 from the current PLN 2,000 per month, minister of labor Elżbieta Rafalska said. If the proposal would be implemented, it would come into force starting from January 1 next year. The new minimum monthly wage would constitute...

Locked content Rafalska sums up significant changes ahead for her Ministry in 2017

The minister of Family, Work and Social policy, Elżbieta Rafalska, reminded reporters over the weekend that the minimum wage in Poland has risen, beginning January 1, 2017, and that pension changes will soon take effect as well. Minimum wages for those permanently employed will increase by 8 percent...

Locked content PM Szydło signs PLN 2,000 minimum wage bill

On September 13, Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydło signed a Council of Ministers decree on the minimum monthly wage of PLN 2,000, the PM posted on Twitter. The decree will come into force as of January 1, 2017, the document read. Currently, the minimum monthly wage amounts to PLN 1,850 (gross). So ...

Locked content Wage law for company heads comes into force

On September 9, new rules on the salaries for heads of companies, in which Poland has a stake, came into force, the Treasury Ministry reported. Wages for bosses of such companies will be linked to the size of the firm. In case of micro-enterprises (employing up to 10 people), the salary of a board m...

Locked content Introducing of minimum wage PLN 12/h extended till January 2017

The Polish cabinet has approved a bill on introducing a minimal wage of PLN 12 per hour for persons without a regular employment contract, the government press center CIR said in a statement following the cabinet’s weekly sitting. “The bill stipulates that the PLN 12/h wage will be intro...

Locked content Poland still considering retail tax form

Chairman of the Government Standing Committee, Henryk Kowalczyk told private broadcaster Radio Zet that Poland is still mulling over two versions of its retail tax – a flat rate and a progressive tax. If the latter option is adopted, it will be capped at two percent. In the flat rate variant, ...

Locked content Gov’t to raise hourly minimum wage to PLN 12

The Ministry of Labor announced on Wednesday a draft bill aimed at raising the minimum wage to PLN 12 per hour gross for those employed based on civil work contracts. Companies, which fail to oblige would be punished with a fine of between PLN 1,000 and 30,000. “Civil work contracts are often ...

Locked content Monthly minimum wage to rise by PLN 100

The minimum monthly wage will increase by PLN 100 and will stand at PLN 1850 gross starting January 1, 2016, said the Ministry of Labor. The ministry had proposed a PLN 100 raise in June. The motion was proceeded by the Tripartite Commission and since the body has been boycotted by trade unions for ...