The minimum wage in 2022 will be PLN 3010 gross, and the hourly rate will be PLN 19.70. On Wednesday afternoon, a regulation on the matter was published in the Journal of Laws. The new regulations will enter into force from the beginning of next year.
The government on Tuesday adopted a regulation on the minimum wage and the minimum hourly wage in 2022. On Wednesday afternoon, the new regulations were published in the Journal of Laws. The regulation was signed by Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki.
Minimum wage 2022
According to the ordinance, the minimum wages will increase to PLN 3010 gross (PLN 2210 net), and the hourly rate in 2022 will be PLN 19.70.
Originally, the government proposed a minimum wage increase to PLN 3,000 and PLN 19.60 per hour. The Council of Ministers in mid-June this year. adopted the proposal that the minimum remuneration for work next year would increase by PLN 200, so it would amount to PLN 3,000 gross. In turn, the minimum hourly rate was to be higher than the current one by PLN 1.30 and would amount to PLN 19.60. Pursuant to the regulations, such a proposal was presented to the Social Dialogue Council, but the social side did not manage to work out a common position on this matter. Therefore, the final decision rested with the government.
Currently, the minimum wage for work is PLN 2,800 gross (PLN 2,062 net), which is PLN 200 more than in the previous year. The minimum hourly rate for specific civil law contracts is PLN 18.30 gross.
The increase in the minimum wage and the hourly wage is to affect about 2.2 million people.
The minimum wage and the Polish Order
According to the government salary calculator, as a result of tax changes, which are part of the Polish Governance, people employed on a full-time basis with a gross salary of PLN 3,010 are to gain nearly PLN 154 net per month. They will receive PLN 2,363.56 for their hand. The calculations assume that the employee has no children under the age of 18 and is not a participant in the Employee Capital Plans.
Minimum wage – what is it
The minimum wage is the lowest possible amount of remuneration for work permitted by law. It is set by the state as a rate for the performance of obligations towards the employer under an employment contract, for a specified period of time.
The obligation to provide an employee employed under an employment relationship with a payment in the amount not lower than the specified amount results directly from the Act on the minimum wage and is in no way dependent on the competences of the employee or the employer’s possibilities.
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