Labour law updates and recommendations

Minimum wage in 2023

On 13 September 2022, the Council of Ministers issued a regulation on the amount of the minimum monthly wage and the amount of the minimum hourly rate for 2023. According to the regulation, there will be two increases in the minimum wage next year. From 1 January 2023, employers will be obliged to pay full-time employees at least PLN 3,490 per month. There will also be an increase in the minimum remuneration rate for contractors, who will now receive at least PLN 22.80 for each hour of providing services.

The second increase will take place on 1 July 2023. From that date, the minimum wage for employees will be PLN 3,600 and the minimum remuneration rate for contractors will be PLN 23.50.

It is worth mentioning that the increase in the minimum wage has an impact on other benefits received by employees and related to their employment. As a consequence of the new minimum wage, the following payments will also increase: the remuneration for downtime, the guaranteed remuneration, compensation for unequal treatment, and compensation for mobbing or for the termination of an employment contract by an employee as a result of mobbing.  The allowance for night work will also increase, as it is calculated as 20% of the hourly rate resulting from the minimum wage.


Justyna Helbing, Paralegal