Towards the end of 2020, negotiations began between trade unions, employers and the Ministry of Labor, Family and Social Affairs on whether to delay the increase in the minimum wage. The final decision was to continue the planned changes in 2021.
As of January 1st the minimum wage in Slovenia is 1.025 EUR gross (app. 736 net), while in 2020 it amounted to 975.30 EUR gross.
In the directive, the European Union presented a framework method for calculating the minimum wage for Member States. The equation under which the minimum wage is set in 2021 is that the minimum wage exceeds the minimum cost of living for at least 20 percent, but not more than 40%.