2015-01: Germany: HURRAY! Minimum Wage 8.50€ per hour.

What Germany does not have in 2014, Australia has since 1904, staggered by age.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minimum_wage_law

1 July 2018[24] $18.93 $719.20 Fair work Decision (Announced 1 June 2018)

2019-03: 18.93AUD = 11.8679 EUR

… holy cow. the AUD suffered some inflation? hence they HAD to rise the minimum wage to compensate the loss in buying power.

x38h per week: 450€ or 1802€ per month MINIMUM WAGE! This is still way better than Germany:

8.5€*38h*4weeks = 1292€ (Minimum Wage full time job!, massive difference of 428€ per Month)

2014-12: 16.87 AUD = 11.2847 EUR

or 640.90 AUD = 430€ PER WEEK! = 1720€ per Month

http://www.wageindicator.org/main/salary/minimum-wage/australia

USA: tries to avoid it

but kind of has it now too

$7.25 an hour on July 24, 2009.[121]

Nearly all states within the United States have minimum wage laws; Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Tennessee are the only states yet to set a minimum wage law.[122]

National minimum wage in Australia with effect from July 1, 2014

Item Amount in Australian Dollars (A$) or in percentage (%)
National minimum wage 16.87 A$/hour or $640.90 per week
Casual loading 25%
Special national minimum wage 1: applies to disabled adults where disability DOES NOT affect productivity $640.90 per week (before tax), or $16.87 per hour.
Special national minimum wage 2: applies todisabled adults where disability DOES affect productivity Adults whose productivity is affected by their disability are paid a percentage of the national minimum wage, set in accordance with Schedule A to the National Minimum Wage Order.
Special national minimum wage 3: applies tojunior employees. The minimum wage for junior employees is a % of the national minimum wage and it reflects age as follows: Minimum hourly rate
<16 years: 36.8% $6.21
16 years: 47.3% $7.98
17 years: 57.8% $9.75
18 years: 68.3% $11.52
19 years: 82.5% $13.92
20 years: 97.7% $16.48
Special national minimum wage 4: applies to apprentices.The minimum wage for apprentices is a % of the national minimum wage and it reflects their progression as follows: The minimum wage for apprentices is a % of the national minimum wage and it reflects their progression as follows:
1st year: 55% $9.28
2nd year: 65% $10.97
3rd year: 80% $13.50
4th year: 95% $16.03
Special national minimum wage 5: applies to a trainee who is not an apprentice Minimum wage varies with years of schooling. Currently it varies from A$287.90 – A$585.80 per week. The minimum wage for a trainee is set in schedule E of the Miscellaneous Award 2010.

*level is reviewed but not necessarily increased every year

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