German Minimum Wage

Germany’s Controversial Minimum Wage Will See First Increase in 2017

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

When Germany instituted its national minimum wage in January 2015, support was divided as businesses worried it would cut profits and employees feared job cuts. Two years later though, the 8.50 euro minimum will see its first increase to 8.84 euros, a rise of four percent. An independent board is responsible for monitoring the …

Sources: AP, DW

Photo: Dennis Skley [Flickr]

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Germany’s First Nationwide Minimum Wage Goes Into Effect Jan 1

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Despite being a longtime opponent, German Chancellor Angela Merkel signed off on the country’s first national minimum wage law that will go into effect in just a few days on January 1. German workers will now receive a minimum pay of 8.50 euros ($10.32) per hour before taxes, which is …

Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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