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Clifford Chance

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The Minimum Wage is on its way – with consequences for all!

5 December 2014

From 1st January 2015 a blanket minimum wage will apply in Germany. “The gross rate of the minimum wage from 1st January 2015 shall be EUR 8.50 per hour.” Sounds straightforward – and many employers believe the minimum wage doesn’t concern them. This isn’t true. The Minimum Wage Law applies to all employers, even those who pay their workers more or indeed much more than the minimum wage of EUR 8.50 per hour.

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