Germany: From 2017 employees must be registered online
With effect from the turn of the year some reforms to the minimum wage apply:
As of 01.01.2017 the minimum wage increases by 34 cents to 8.84 EUR.
In addition, new regulations apply for registering foreign employees with the German authorities. From the start of the year employers must register employees sent to Germany by using the online registration portal for the minimum wage, available at www.meldeportal-mindestlohn.de From 01.07.2016 registration via the online portal is obligatory.
In the meantime, a new fax number is available for registration of “exclusively mobile activities” (e.g. truck drivers): 0049 221 964872.