A statutory minimum wage has been in place in Germany since 1 January 2015. The Federal Government has established a Minimum Wage Commission (Mindestlohnkommission, MLK) to adjust the minimum wage amount. The Commission is supported by a Coordination and Information Office established as Unit 1.5 at the Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.
The purpose of Unit 1.5 is to support the Minimum Wage Commission scientifically, technically and organisationally in performing its tasks. The Unit's tasks particularly include the following: