Latvia - Increase of national minimum wage - December 1, 2010

The Latvian government has confirmed that the national minimum wage will be increased from the current LVL 180 (before tax) per month by 11.1% to LVL 200 (€ 286). Press messages state that the increase will come into force “from next year”, leaving unclear if this effectively means from 1 January 2011 on. The last uprating of the country’s minimum wage took place as of 1 January 2009.



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