Minimum monthly vs hourly wage

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What happens if a full-time worker isn’t making the minimum montlly wage because of their hours? In that case, the employer needs to top up the worker’s pay to match the minimum wage, which is PLN 3600 in 2023. This top-up is calculated by the hour and makes up the difference between what the worker is earning and the minimum wage.

What about minimum wage for self-employed and other types of contracts? Self-employed individuals and those on contracts for specific work (umowa o dzieło) aren’t covered by the regular minimum wage. But since 2017, there’s a set minimum wage for certain contracts, including contract of mandate (umowa-zlecenie) and service contracts (umowa świadczenia usług). This amount is adjusted every year and is PLN 23.50 in 2023.

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