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Global benefits insights - January 2024

January 31, 2024


Introduces Person of Trust

Effective from 1st December 2023, Employers with over 50 employees are required to appoint a person of trust who is responsible for all psychosocial risks at work.

Employers with less than 50 employees can opt to appoint a person of trust voluntarily. The person appointed must be from within the organization and more than 1 can be appointed. The role was previously voluntary for all employers, and the role itself allows the employee to reach out to the person of trust instead of the prevention advisor. They can then discuss the employee’s concerns in an informal, proportionate and confidential manner and look for possible solutions without triggering all the requirements and restrictions of the employer’s formal internal grievance procedure.



Adjusts meal allowance exemption limit

Effective from 1st September 2023 the allowance exemption limit increased.

The limit before social security applies will be PLN 450, which is up from the previous limit of PLN 300. This limit also applies to any meal vouchers and coupons provided from catering establishments.



Removes mandatory medical examinations

Effective from 1st September 2024, it is no longer mandatory for all employees to undergo medical examinations prior to starting employment in Hungary.

Examinations will still be mandatory for some employees, as specified in the legislation, and employees must be physiologically fit for work. It is still possible for the employer (at their discretion) to offer the occupational medical examinations should the employee wish to undertake them and continue to offer them throughout their employment on a voluntary basis.


Minimum wage increases from 1st December 2023


Effective from 1st December 2023, the minimum monthly wage was increased to UZS 1,050,000.


Minimum wage increases from 1st January 2024


Effective from 1st January 2024 the weekly minimum wage is €213.54 for employees over the age of 18, €206.76 for employees aged 17 and €203.92 for employees under the age of 17.



Effective from 1st January 2024 the minimum wage is increasing to MXN 249 per day and MXN 7508 per month, in the Free Zone of the Northern Boarder this is increasing to MXN 375 per day and MXN 11,403 per month.



Effective from 1st January 2024 the minimum wage increased from BYN 554 to BYN 626.



Effective from 1st January 2024, the monthly minimum wage is increased to MDL 5,000.


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