Sunday, March 13, 2016
The minimum wage is too high, say the employers’ organizations – at least for some people. Long-term unemployed, for example, to stay even longer than previously excluded from the minimum wage, they are now demanding.
The employer associations are demanding far-reaching changes to the minimum wage law. For people with placement difficulties there must be more exceptions to the minimum wage, cited newspapers Funke Media Group in a letter from the Confederation of Employers’ Associations (BDA) to the Bundestag.
Those who have never worked, at least one year of work was or did not have a recognized degree, should be exempted for the first twelve months of employment by the minimum wage.
the aim is to significantly improve the opportunities for people with placement difficulties, it said. To date, long-term unemployed can be employed for the first six months with no minimum.More about
Except even teenagers are under 18 without vocational training. The BDA criticized the minimum wage law creating “just for the most vulnerable in the labor market” barriers to entry. A fundamental revision of the law is therefore essential.
The minimum wage law applies since the beginning of 2017. The statutory minimum wage is 8.50 euros an hour. A commission of employers and workers to make a decision about his future level until the end of June.