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ISRAEL – 2017 Minimum Wage Increase for Foreign Experts

Effective 1 January 2017, the new minimum monthly prevailing wage for foreign national experts holding B-1 work permits is now 19,086 NIS (up from 18,668 NIS in 2016).

The change does not affect experts holding a working visa under SEA (Short Employment Authorisation for 45 days) or STEP (Short Term Expedited Process for up to 90 days) categories.

Action Items

  • Employers must review the salaries of their foreign national employees in Israel to ensure compliance with the new minimum monthly prevailing wage.

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Kan-Tor & Acco.

DISCLAIMER: The information contained in this immigration alert has been abridged from laws, court decisions, and administrative rulings and should not be construed or relied upon as legal advice. If you have specific questions regarding the applicability of this information, please contact Peregrine © 2017 Peregrine Immigration Management Ltd.