Germany - Statutory minimum wage also for on-call work - June 30, 2016

The labour court (Bundesarbeitsgericht) has formulated that the statutory minimum hourly wage has to be applied for the hours that workers are on-call. Furthermore, the court defined what has to be understood as on-call time. The court argued that the Bill on the statutory wage has no differentiation between regular work and on-call hours. On-call hours count if the employee has to wait and stay at a certain place and has to be available to start working at any minute.

German: http://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/soziales/mindestlohn-gilt-auch-fuer … 

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