25 Oct
directive minimum wages

Directive EU 2022/2041 on adequate minimum wages, released today in OJEU

Directive 2022/2041 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 October 2022 on adequate minimum wages in the European Union has been released today (25 October) in Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU).

Entry into force and scope

This Directive shall enter into force on the twentieth day following its publication in the OJEU

Anyway, Member States shall adopt the measures necessary to comply with this Directive by 15 November 2024. They shall immediately inform the Commission thereof.

The Directive applies to workers in the Union who have an employment contract or employment relationship as defined by law, collective agreements or practice in force in each Member State, with consideration to the case-law of the Court of Justice.

Minimum wages

Member States with statutory minimum wages shall establish the necessary procedures for the setting and updating of statutory minimum wages.

The national criteria referred to in paragraph 1 shall include at least the following elements:
(a) the purchasing power of statutory minimum wages, taking into account the cost of living;
(b) the general level of wages and their distribution;
(c) the growth rate of wages;
(d) long-term national productivity levels and developments.

 

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