The new salary thresholds for 2017

30 Nov 2016

The Federal Public Service Employment has modified the remuneration thresholds to be taken into account for the application of certain employment provisions for blue- and white-collar employees.

As of 1 January 2017, following amounts will apply:

Basic amounts

Amounts applicable for 2016

Amounts applicable as of 1 January 2017

16,100 EUR

33,221 EUR

33,472 EUR

32,200 EUR

66,441 EUR

66,944 EUR

Currently these remuneration thresholds are relevant to check the validity of a non-competition clause, an arbitration clause and an education clause.  

> Action point
As of 1 January 2017, employers have to use the new remuneration thresholds to determine if the non-competition clause, the arbitration clause and the education clause included in an employment contract are valid.