Latvia -Report on the evolution of minimum wages -July 24, 2012

A detailed EUROMOD country report (2007-2011) comes up with figures on minimum wages, social benefits and guaranteed minimum income benefits (GMI). In order to be eligible for GMI benefit income per family member must not exceed 50% of the minimum wage. The minimum monthly wage is set every year by the Cabinet of Ministers. The minimum wage rule covers employees in all sectors and is not differentiated between the types of employees. The level of minimum wage was 120 LVL in 2007, 160 LVL in 2008, and 180 LVL in 2009 and 2010, and 200 LVL (€290) in 2011.

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