The minimum wage in 2024, as in 2023, will increase twice. From 1 January, it will be PLN 4242 and the minimum hourly rate on a contract of mandate will be PLN 27.70. From 1 July 2024, the minimum wage will be PLN 4,300 and the minimum hourly rate on a contract of mandate will be PLN 28.10. These changes will have to be taken into consideration in the terms and conditions of work stated in, i.a. work permits and in annexes No. 1 attached to applications for temporary residence permits for the purpose of work.
Such a drastic increase in the minimum wage may not be without an impact on the employment of foreigners. It may not be profitable for employers to hire foreigners to work. Although such a solution may seem to protect the domestic labour market and secure the working future of Poles, it is hard not to notice that, in the era of a booming economy, the proverbial hands to work may simply be missing.