Germany - Pay and agreed working conditions dominate court work - February 28, 2017

The annual report of the Federal Labour Court, the instance that deals with disputes between employees and employers over employment rights, reveals that the Court finalised 2195 cases in 2016. In 30% of the cases the dispute was related to pay and collective agreement issues. Section 1.III of the report is dedicated to several minimum wage disputes. Section 2.II summarise a list of cases that are related to the interpretation and application of collective agreements and the functioning of general binding agreements.

The report (in German):  

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