Controversial zero-hour contracts have transformed the UK’s low-pay sector. Employees aren’t guaranteed any working hours – they only get paid, if they’re needed. Critics say the setup undermines the minimum wage.
A Bavarian job ad sounded enticing until potential employees were told what it actually involved. Investigators have questioned the practise of unskilled, minimum wage workers sifting child porn collections from home.
The ride-hailing app has lost the latest round of its battle with two drivers who claim they should get the minimum wage. As it readies further appeals to the ruling, Uber could face more legal action.
The German government has admitted that the country's minimum hourly wage is not enough to cover the costs of a single parent working full-time. Still, there are no plans to raise it.
The German government is considering excluding migrants from their right to minimum wage should they need further traineeships to get their associate degrees recognized, media reports have said.
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