Employment & labor law

Minimum wage in Poland in 2022

 

Legal basis – minimum salary in Poland

 

On January 1, 2022, the Decree of the Council of Ministers on the minimum wage and the minimum hourly rate in 2022 in Poland, dated September 14, 2021, came into force. This employment law regulation was issued pursuant to Article 2 section 5 of the Polish Minimum Wage Act of October 10, 2002.

 

Minimum wage in Poland in 2022

 

In connection with the entry into force of the above regulation, as of January 1, 2022, the minimum wage of an employee in Poland is PLN 3010 gross, i.e. approximately PLN 2363 net, which means that compared to 2021 the minimum wage has increased by PLN 210, i.e. by 7.5 percent. We also would like to remind you that as of January 1, 2022, the minimum hourly rate has also increased, which currently amounts to PLN 19.70 gross, i.e. PLN 13.91 net (in 2021 it was PLN 18.30 gross).

 

Minimum wage and working hours

 

As per Polish Labour Law – depending on the number of working hours, the minimum wage is:

  • full-time employment – PLN 3,010.00 gross,
  • 3/4 part-time employment – PLN 2,257.50 gross,
  • 2/3 part-time employment – PLN 2,006.66 gross,
  • 1/2 part-time employment – PLN 1,505.00 gross,
  • 1/3 part-time employment – PLN 1,003.33 gross,
  • 1/4 part-time employment – PLN 752.50 gross.

 

Minimum Wages the „Polish Order”

 

According to the „Polish Order” – the largest tax reform in recent years in Poland, the minimum wage is not taxable, which means that employees receiving the minimum wage will not pay income tax.

 

The impact of the minimum wage on other employee benefits in Poland

 

The increase of the minimum wage has also resulted in changes of amount of other benefits for employees employed in Poland, such as: night work bonus, minimum remuneration for downtime, amounts free of deductions, minimum benefit base, compensation for violation of the principle of equal treatment in employment or the maximum amount of the severance pay for termination of employment for reasons not related to the employee.

 

Questions regarding minimum wage – contact our Law Firm

 

If you have any questions or concerns regarding minimum salary, please contact our Labour Law Firm. Our lawyers from the labor law team will be happy to answer your questions. Inquiries can be directed to: [email protected]

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