Poland - National minimum wage goes up in 2017 - August 31, 2016

The Lower House of Parliament (Sejm) has voted through draft legislation raising the minimum wage for casual and self-employed workers to PLN 12 (2.73 euro) per hour as of 2017. The bill includes regulations that have to prevent the abuse of civil law contracts, while protecting employees at the lowest wage levels. Employers who are caught paying their workers less than the national minimum could face fines of between PLN 1,000 and PLN 30,000 (225 and 6,700 euro). The bill is now forwarded to the Senate.

English: http://www.thenews.pl/1/12/Artykul/260624,Polish-parliament-votes … 

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