Germany -Trucking companies sue Germany for applying minimum wage for passing through -March 12, 2015

Legal complaint against the application of the minimum wage of €8.50 per hour for all truckers using German roads. Germany did not exempt transit workers from its recently adopted minimum wage.

Trucking and haulage companies from Austria, Poland and Hungary are filing a legal complaint against the application of the minimum wage of €8.50 per hour for all truckers using German roads. Contrary to most countries, Germany did not exempt transit workers from its recently adopted minimum wage, thus obliging foreign trucking companies to pay the German minimum wage while on German roads. The suing companies argue that the application of the minimum wage is leading disproportional administrative burdens, while Germany has argued the measure is needed to fight wage dumping.

English: https://uk.news.yahoo.com/germany-forces-transit-truck-drivers-minimum-wage ...  

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