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.
The world's second largest company said it would advocate for minimum wage increases in the US. Amazon has been under fire from workers' groups for its low pay and poor working conditions.
German financial authorities intend to crack down on minimum wage violations in a nationwide operation. According to one study, a tenth of the workforce is not earning the legal minimum wage.
Some 10 percent of German workers earn less than the minimum wage, a new study has found. Opposition politicians and trade unions said the government should be ashamed that the three-year-old law was so poorly enforced.
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.
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