As yet there is no consensus on the issue of minimum wages in Germany. Two recent bills reveal the depth of the disagreement. On September 1, 2012, the Bremen State Minimum Wage Act (Bremer Landesmindestlohngesetz ) entered into force, which established a minimum wage exclusively for employees of this northwestern state. Barely three weeks later, the German Federal Council forwarded to the German Federal Parliament a bill for a minimum-wage act designated for the Federal Republic as a whole.
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German labor and employment news third quarter 2012
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