Germany -Government presents draft law on €8.50 minimum wage -April 04, 2014

On the 2nd of April, the government has introduced an €8.50 national wage floor, which from 1 January 2015 will become the gross national minimum wage per hour.

On the 2nd of April, the government has introduced an €8.50 national wage floor, which from 1 January 2015 will become the gross national minimum wage per hour. The law is expected to raise the salaries of 3.7 million workers, but also excludes several categories of workers from its scope. The minimum wage does not apply to long-term unemployed persons during the first six months that they are back on the job, underage employees without at least a vocational training diploma. Interns, trainees and voluntary workers are not covered by the law.

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