The minimum wage is a state-established standard that must be applied by employers in the Republic of Belarus, when calculating wages, as the lowest limit for the remuneration of employees who work in normal working hours and in normal working conditions.
The minimum monthly wage is set annually by the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus and is indexed in the manner prescribed by law, taking into account inflation.
The hourly minimum wage is determined by dividing the monthly minimum wage by the ratio of the estimated working time of a calendar year. Hourly and monthly minimum wages may change in accordance with the law, which should be remembered and take into account these changes in the relationship of the employer with hired employees. An enterprise may establish its minimum wage in accordance with a collective agreement (agreement), but the minimum wage established in this way must be no less than the monthly minimum wage established in accordance with the Law.