Minimum wage and workplace
You as an employee are entitled to the statutory minimum wage and to a safe and healthy workplace. A fine is imposed on employers who pay less than the statutory minimum wages or do not offer a satisfactory work situation.
If you are paid less than the minimum hourly wage, you should contact the Labour Affairs department for questions or mediation. If mediation does not result in the minimum wage being paid, you can file a complaint with the Health and Safety Inspectorate. The Health and Safety Inspectorate may open an investigation and enforce compliance with the law.
Health and Safety and work
The BES Health and Safety Act and the underlying decrees contain rules governing health and safety at work. If you have a complaint about safety at work you can submit a complaint to the Health and Safety Inspectorate. The Health and Safety Inspectorate will investigate your complaint and may enforce compliance with the law.
Work and break times
The BES Working Hours Act 2000 and the underlying decrees lay down work and break times. If there are disagreements about the work and break times between the employee and the employer, the Employment department can be asked to mediate. If mediation does not result in a legal arrangement being made, you can file a complaint with the Health and Safety Inspectorate. The Health and Safety Inspectorate will open an investigation and enforce compliance with the law if necessary.
Other questions about work
If you have any other questions about your contract or work situation you as an employer or employee should contact the Labour Affairs department. The Labour Affairs officer has a neutral position and can provide advice. You can go to the Labour Affairs office during consulting hours, call 715-8888 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.