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Question of the week: Which new laws will come into force from June 2018?

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According to the new General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO) in May, June will also bring new laws. In addition to diesel driving bans, higher salaries and discussions on the minimum wage in 2019, further adjustments will come into force as part of the Football World Cup.

Currently, consumers can expect new legislative changes almost every month. Also with the 1. June 2018 come again some changes into force. While the first diesel driving bans apply in Hamburg, employees in Baden-Württemberg can expect higher salaries in the future. In addition, an adjustment in the context of this year’s World Cup t in Russia with some fans in this country could provide joy.

As the first German city: Hamburg imposed diesel driving ban

After the Federal Administrative Court in Leipzig in early March has spoken out for the diesel driving ban in German cities, the city ​​of Hamburg can follow action. Two roads will be closed to diesel vehicles from 31 May 2018 to reduce emissions in the city. The ban extends to a short section of the Max-Brauer-Allee and a 1.7 km long part of the Stresemannstraße in the district of Altona and is limited only to older diesel vehicles . Salvage service vehicles, garbage disposal or craftsmen whose customers live in the road section receive a special permit and are excluded from the ban.

Motorists do not have to expect fines in the first days of a violation. Only later will be introduced fines and fines of 25 euros for cars and 75 euros for trucks . In addition to Hamburg, other states such as Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg are already discussing the imposition of diesel bans.

More salary for logistics employees in Baden-Württemberg

Employees working in the forwarding and logistics industry in Baden-Württemberg can look forward to more money in the future. After the employers’ association Spedition and logistics Baden-Wuerttemberg (AVSL) and the union Ver.di have agreed on a collective agreement, now get around 120,000 employees from 1 June 2018 3.2 percent more salary . From April 2019 , this should then be raised once again by 2.6 percent . Trainees in the logistics industry can also look forward to more than 40 euros more a month from September due to the new features.

Happy Public Viewing: Loosened noise protection at World Cup

On June 15, 2018 , the World Cup starts in Russia. The German national team will play their first defense match against Mexico on 17 June . Many fans are already starting to prepare for a happy public viewing season.

Friends and organizers of the public pack look do not need to worry about the noise pollution this year. Because of a regulation approved at the beginning of May, the Federal Government is easing noise protection for the period from 15 June to 15 July 2018 . World Cup games may then be watched even after 10 pm in public places on the screen.

The reason for adjusting the noise protection is the time difference between Germany and Russia. In addition, there is “a significant public interest in the event,” explains Federal Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks (SPD), which is also responsible for noise protection. Thus, many football fans can watch the games in the fresh air, which can not afford a trip to Russia.

Minimum Wage Commission discusses raising minimum wage

In addition to the new laws coming into effect on 1 June 2018, there will also be in- depth discussions about the minimum wage , which, according to the minimum wage law, should be increased every two years. According to the business requirement of the Minimum Wage Commission, this would theoretically rise to € 9.19 in 2019.

For this reason, the commission of employers and trade unionists gathers in June and discusses what percentage of minimum compensation should actually be raised in the coming year. If the proposal is positive, the Federal Government will give its approval for the increase from January 2019.