BELGIUM – Updated 2021 salary thresholds for work permit holders
Regional authorities have announced 2021 salary thresholds for third-country nationals working in Belgium.
The new salary thresholds will take effect Jan. 1 and will be as follows:
ICT Salary Thresholds
The Intra Company Transfer (ICT) permit is expected to be available in January 2021. Certain gross annual salaries will be required to obtain this permit. They are:
POLAND – New minimum salary thresholds for foreign nationals
Poland has set new minimum salary thresholds for foreign nationals working on local contracts, EU ICT permit holders, and non-EU posted workers.
Beginning Jan. 1, foreign nationals working on local contracts must be paid 2,800 PLN gross per month. EU ICT permit holders and posted workers must be paid according to the applicable minimum in their administrative region (voivodship); new thresholds for these workers took effect Nov. 18. Income minimums for residence permit holders have not changed.
The new monthly minimum for local contracts will take effect Jan. 1. The new monthly minimums for ICTs and posted workers took effect Nov. 18.
Employers and foreign nationals working in Poland on a local contract, ICT mobility permit holders and non-EU posted workers are direclty impacted. Businesses may see a slight increase in labor costs because of the new salary thresholds.
Authorities are expected to announce new EU Blue Card salary thresholds in the first quarter of 2021.
CZECH REPUBLIC – New minimum wage to take effect Jan. 1
The Czech Republic’s monthly minimum wage will increase Jan. 1 from 14,600 Czech Korunas to 15,200.
The minimum wage is relevant to all workers in the Czech Republic, including employee card holders, whose wages must not be lower than the minimum wage.
Czech companies, including those employing foreign nationals are direclty impacted. Businesses may see a slight increase in labor costs because of the new minimum wage.
The change does not affect the EU Blue Card salary threshold, which will remain at 51,188 Czech korunas per month until May 1.
The 2021 monthly minimum wage of 15,200 Czech Korunas represents a 4-percent increase over last year’s level. Employers should take the new wage minimums into account when planning their 2021 budgets.
Before making any decision or taking any action that may affect your finances or your business, you should consult a qualified professional adviser.