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Act Regulating a General Minimum Wage
(Mindestlohngesetz – MiLoG)

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Übersetzung durch Ute Reusch in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Bundesministerium für Arbeit und Soziales

Translation provided by Ute Reusch in cooperation with the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs

Stand: Die Übersetzung berücksichtigt die Änderung(en) des Gesetzes durch Artikel 2 Absatz 1 des Gesetzes vom 10. Juli 2020 (BGBl. I S. 1657)
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Division 1
Setting of general minimum wage
Subdivision 1
Content of minimum wage
Section 1Minimum wage
Section 2Due date of payment of minimum wage
Section 3Mandatory nature of minimum wage
Subdivision 2
Minimum Wage Commission
Section 4Task and composition
Section 5Members with voting rights
Section 6Chair
Section 7Advisory members
Section 8Legal status of members
Section 9Resolution of Minimum Wage Commission
Section 10Procedure of Minimum Wage Commission
Section 11Statutory instrument
Section 12Coordination and Information Office for Minimum Wage; funding agency
Division 2
Enforcement under civil law
Section 13Contracting entity’s liability
Division 3
Control and enforcement by governmental agencies
Section 14Competence
Section 15Powers of customs authorities and other authorities; employer’s duty to cooperate
Section 16Notification requirement
Section 17Preparation and keeping available of documents
Section 18Cooperation between domestic and foreign authorities
Section 19Exclusion from public procurement procedures
Section 20Employer’s duties to pay minimum wage
Section 21Regulatory fines provisions
Division 4
Final provisions
Section 22Personal scope
Section 23Evaluation
Section 24(repealed)