As of July 1, 2021 the minimum wages will be raised by a mere 0.96%. As a result, you will have to pay your full-time employees of 21 years and older a minimum of € 1,701 gross per month in the second half of 2021. The Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment published the statutory minimum wage as of July 1, 2021 in the Government Gazette. The statutory gross minimum wage in the second half of 2021 will be € 1,701 per month, € 392.55 per week and € 78.51 per day. Employees with a minimum wage will therefore be 0.96% better off than they were with the minimum wage in force since January 1, 2021. Minimum wages are paid to employees of 21 years and older in full-time employment. There is no fixed hourly minimum wage. For this hourly wage, the weekly minimum wage is divided by the number of hours that make up a full-time working week (36 or 40 hours).
Employees under 21 are entitled to a percentage of the statutory minimum wage. Lower wages may apply to BBL (basic vocational learning pathway).