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Amendment to the Minimum Wage Act

Amendment to the Minimum Wage Act

Date11 Sep 2023

kancelaria prawna sdzlegal Schindhelm

We would like to draw your attention to a significant amendment to the Act of October 10, 2002, concerning the minimum wage, which was introduced under the Act of July 28, 2023, amending the Act on bridging pensions and certain other laws (Journal of Laws item 1667).

Under this act, starting from 2024, the additional pay for specific working conditions will not be taken into account when calculating the salary compared to the minimum wage.

The amendment to the minimum wage act expands the list of salary components that are not considered when calculating an employee’s salary in comparison to the minimum wage.

This mentioned catalogue will be expanded to include the additional pay for specific working conditions. The amended law defines this as an additional payment for performing:

  • work in particularly strenuous or harmful for health conditions,
  • work involving significant physical or mental effort, or particularly hazardous work,

to which the employee stays entitled under the terms defined in separate regulations, collective agreements, agreements based on collective bargaining governed by law, remuneration regulations, statutes defining the rights and obligations of parties to the employment relationship, employment contracts, or cooperative employment contracts.

kancelaria prawna sdzlegal SchindhelmSource: The article was created in collaboration with our cooperation partner – sdzlegal Schindhelm Law Office

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