German Government increases minimum wage for 2019 - November 28, 2018

The German legislature has increased the nationwide minimum wage with effect from 1 January 2019, from EUR 8.84 to EUR 9.19 per hour. This computes to a gross figure of EUR 1,599.06 per month for a 40 hour week (based on an average 174 working hours per month).  

Collective bargaining agreements with wages below the level of EUR 9.19 are therefore no longer permissible as of 1 January 2019.