THE BASIC MINIMUM GROSS SALARY AT THE NATIONAL LEVEL IN 2017
- THE BASIC MINIMUM GROSS SALARY AT THE NATIONAL LEVEL IN 2017
Last updated: 18 January 2017
As of February 1st, 2017, in accordance with Government Decision no. 1/2017, published in the Official Journal no. 15 of January 6, 2017 the minimum gross salary guaranteed at the national level in 2017 will increase from 1,250 Lei per month (approximately 277 Euros) to 1,450 Lei per month (approximately 321 Euros) for a full-time job of 166 hours per month, namely 8,735 Lei/hour.
The basic minimum gross salary at the national level is defined as the lowest basic salary that an employee may be granted under an individual employment agreement, for a full-time job.
Establishing a basic salary inferior to the rate provided by the Decision abovementioned Decision represents a violation of the law and shall be punished by a fine between 300 Lei and 2,000 Lei.
Consequently, gross salaries inferior to the legal threshold received by full-time employees must be increased from 1,250 Lei to 1,450 Lei as of February 1st 2017. Given that this amendment is imposed by the law, in accordance with article 17 paragraph 5 of the Labour Code, concluding an addendum to the labour agreement is not compulsory.
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