Czechia - Different calculation of minimum wage - August 31, 2018

Government officials proposed a new manner to make minimum wage calculations. They want to set minimum wage at 50% of the average salary that was earned the previous year. The proposed valorisation mechanism would require amending the Labour Code. Trade unions are believed to back the proposals, which could come into effect in 2020. Meanwhile, the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs put forward a decree raising the minimum wage by 12.3% as of January 2019. The increase is widely seen as long overdue; in terms of purchasing power, the country has the fourth-lowest minimum wage in the EU, after Bulgaria, Latvia and Lithuania. 

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