How much do you have to pay as a minimum for domestic service?

Those who have hired an hourly domestic employee or employee this year have to be attentive to changes in remuneration set by law.

How much do you have to pay as a minimum for domestic service?

Those who have hired an hourly domestic employee or employee this year have to be attentive to changes in remuneration set by law.

The salary of these workers is updated every year with the minimum interprofessional salary (SMI) as a reference. Those who have paid the minimum since last year, if they have not yet updated it, may run into displeasure and sanctions.

Thus, the great advice is to register and have all the data of the person and the hiring conditions up to date, avoiding infractions.

If in 2021 a domestic employee was being paid the minimum, they will have to update the 7.55 euros that were paid to them -corresponding to a minimum salary of 965 euros in force last year-. Now, with a minimum of 1,000 euros, "domestic employees must receive a minimum of 7.82 euros gross for each hour actually worked", it was specified from the Ministry of Labor and Social Economy when approving the increase in the SMI on last february.

Specifically, in 2022 the minimum wage is set at 14,000 euros per year, or the aforementioned 1,000 euros in 14 payments, in full-time jobs. This gives a figure of 7.43 euros per hour full-time and 7.82 euros per hour in cases of hourly work. "This amount includes the proportional part of extraordinary bonuses and vacations," it is detailed from Labor and Social Economy.

If the minimum wage was being paid, the payment must be updated to avoid sanctions. And if the payment has already been updated, Social Security must be notified. As recalled from the Organization of Consumers and Users (OCU), "unpaid contributions do not expire and are payable with a surcharge; in addition, the employer could face a fine of up to 6,250 euros."

The great advice is to have the employee registered and registered correctly to avoid scares, with updated information. "The registration of the employee must be processed before the start of the work activity, with a maximum advance of 60 days", it is reported in the Social Security.

And it is that the OCU warns that there may be cases in which part-time workers are demanding Social Security contributions as if they were full-time. For what is this? "In January 2022, the Social Security system seems to have automatically established that old domestic worker contracts, in which it was not indicated whether the work was full or part time, are presumed to be full time ", is reported from the organization. Of course, if excess fees have been charged by mistake, you can claim a refund.


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