Tag Archive: Angela Merkel

Minimum wage from 2015

The lower house of the German Parliament (Bundestag) has approved the nationwide minimum hourly wage of EUR 8.50 (GBP 7.11, USD 11,55) to start on 01 January 2015. The consent of the upper house (Bundesrat) for the bill to become law is still required but it is to be expected that the Bundesrat will approve …

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German cabinet has endorsed a draft bill to introduce a nationwide minimum wage: More money for 3.7 million people

As part of the coalition agreement, the parties of the joint administration under the lead of Chancellor Angela Merkel planned to introduce a minimum hourly wage of EUR 8.50 (GBP 7.11; USD 11.55) (see our post dated December 20, 2013).  On April 2, 2014, the German cabinet endorsed a draft bill to introduce a nationwide …

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EU lifts restrictions on Romanian and Bulgarian workers: good or bad news for the German labour market?

As of January 1, 2014, Romanians and Bulgarians have been granted the right to take up work in any of the European Union`s 28 countries. This lifting of work restrictions has prompted widespread fears of an “invasion” onto the employment markets of some of the EU member states, including Germany. In Germany, the Christian Social …

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Details of how Mrs Merkel’s new administration wants to be “Shaping Germany’s Future”

Almost three months after the general election, the biggest political parties CDU/CSU and SPD have agreed to form a joint administration under the lead of Chancellor Angela Merkel.  In a 185-page coalition agreement named “Shaping Germany`s Future”  the parties have specified their plans and contemplated actions in respect of the forthcoming legislative period. In this post …

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