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When must my wages be paid?

When you receive your wages must be precisely regulated. This is the so-called due date. The law stipulates that wages are paid only after work has been performed. So if you are paid per month, the law stipulates that your wages must be paid on the 1st day of the following month. If you receive the legal minimum wage, then a special rule applies: The minimum wage must be paid at the latest on the last banking day of the month following the month in which you worked (e.g. 31 July for work in June). A different rule applies to the training allowance.

The employment contract or collective agreement may contain provisions other than those laid down by law. Here it is often agreed that the wage must be paid on the 15th day of the following month. This means, for example, that you must have your wages in your account by 15 July at the latest for your work in June. However, an earlier payment date can also be agreed. Check what your employment contract says!