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Hourly minimum wage is the same for everyone

This information is provided by:Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVONetherlands Enterprise Agency, RVONederlandse versieEffective date: 1 January 2024

What has changed?

Do you pay employees the minimum wage? There is a statutory minimum hourly wage. Before, the minimum wage was determined per month, week, or day. Because of this someone working 40 hours per week had a lower hourly minimum wage than someone working 36 hours per week. This has changed with the implementation of the statutory minimum hourly wage. As a result the minimum hourly wage is the same, no matter the length of the working week.

The implementation of the hourly minimum wage ensures that working more hours always leads to a higher income.

For whom?

  • entrepreneurs with staff


This change in the Minimum wage and minimum holiday allowance act (Wet minimumloon en minimumvakantiebijslag, Wml) has entered into effect on 1 January 2024.

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