German labour law

German labour law refers to the regulation of employment relationships and industrial partnerships in Germany.


Courts and constitution

Individual labour law

Contract of employment


Collective labour law


Trade unions

Collective bargaining

Minimum wage law

In July 2014 the country began [1] legislating to introduce a federally mandated minimum wage law, the Gesetz zur Regelung eines allgemeinen Mindestlohns (Mindestlohngesetz - MiLoG) (unofficial translation: "Act Regulating a General Minimum Wage (Minimum Wage Act)"),[2] which came into effect on 1 January 2015.[3] The minimum wage is set at €8.50 per hour.

The European Commission introduced an infringement procedure against Germany on 19 May 2015, arguing that the application of this law in the transport sector had a disproportionately restrictive impact on the freedom to provide services and the free movement of goods, two of the principal freedoms on which the European Union is based.[4] The Commission issued a supplementary letter on this subject to the German authorities on 16 June 2016, initiating two months' notice of potential legal action.[5]

See also


  1. "Minimum Wage Act in Germany with effect from 01-01-2015". Dr. Mayer & Kügler Rechtsanwälte PartG mbB - Arbeitsrecht. Lawyer Michael Kügler. Retrieved 31 January 2016.
  2. Provided by Ute Reusch, juris GmbH Saarbrücken
  3. "Germany may become 22nd EU state with federal minimum wage". Germany News.Net. Retrieved 7 July 2014.
  4. European Commission, Transport: Commission launches infringement case on the application of the German Minimum Wage law to the transport sector, published 19 May 2015, accessed 11 February 2016
  5. European Commission, Press Release: Transport: Commission takes legal action against the systematic application of the French and German minimum wage legislation to the transport sector, accessed 6 August 2016



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