The EU's new minimum wage Directive: Implications for Austria?
Keywords:European Union, minimum wage, collective bargaining, social partners
The European Union aims to improve people's working and living conditions by establishing a framework for adequate minimum wages in the EU. In order to achieve this goal the European Commission has put forward a proposal on a Directive on adequate minimum wages in the EU. This article discusses the validity of the Directive's legal basis, provides an in-depth analysis of the main provisions and maps out its potential impact on Austrian labour law.
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