Conservative economists warned that introducing a minimum wage might cost 800,000 jobs. But Germany's economy has adjusted quite well to it. Now the old debate has taken a new twist: should refugees be exempt from minimum wage requirements?
UK unemployment has sunk to a 42-year low, but rising prices mean lower real incomes. The labor market is good at creating jobs, but not so much at raising pay. And just when you thought Brexit couldn't get any better.
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.
A Catholic relief organization has released a new report on the plight of refugees in Germany. The study, intended to push lawmakers into action, indicates that many newcomers to the country struggle to find employment.
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.
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