Croatia - Minimum wage in 2018 - December 31, 2017

The government published the minimum wage level that is applicable from 1 January 2018 on. It adopted a regulation increasing the minimum wage by 5% or a gross amount of HRK 163 (net HRK 131). The gross minimum wage will increase from HRK 3,276 to 3,439.80 (455 euro), which is a net amount of HRK 2,752 (364 euro). Thus, the minimum wage in 2018 will amount to 42.9% of the average wage. The Minimum Wage Act also envisages extra payments for work on Sundays and holidays and for overtime work. As a measure to compensate employers for the increase in the minimum wage, the government has proposed reducing, by 50%, the minimum rate for health insurance contributions, which are paid by employers.

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