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The Many Pitfalls Of Fixed-Term Employment In Germany – Or: How Long Is "Very Long"?
In Germany, fixed-term employment is strictly regulated: As a rule, fixed-term requires objective grounds that justify the limited term.
United States
13 Sep 2019
Terminating The Managing Director Of A German GmbH – How To Do It Legally Sound
The termination of the appointment is achieved by a shareholders' resolution revoking the appointment of the managing director.
15 Aug 2019
Orrick's 101 – Employment Law In Germany – Employers' Essentials (2019 Edition)
Every player interested or already active in the German market needs to have a working knowledge of the key principles of German employment law which offers a good level of protection to employees.
1 Aug 2019
New EU Directive On Transparent And Predictable Working Conditions Will Give Gig Workers More Rights
On June 13, 2019, the Council of the European Union (EU) adopted the European Parliaments proposal for a Transparent and Predictable Working Conditions Directive
United States
16 Jul 2019
European Court Of Justice: Employers Obligated To Systematically Record Working Time
According to a recent decisions of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) (May 14, 2019 – C‑55/18), the Member States of the EU must oblige employers to systematically record the working time
European Union
7 Jun 2019
Federal Labor Court: No More Automatic Forfeiture Of Vacation Entitlements In Germany
Very recently, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) held that an automatic forfeiture of vacation entitlements or vacation compensation entitlements without prior notification of the employee contravenes EU law.
United States
28 Feb 2019
Coming Soon: New Entitlement To Temporary Reduction In Working Time In Germany – The 10 Most Important Questions
On January 1, 2019, new employee entitlements to a temporary reduction in working time will come into force in Germany. We answer the 10 most important questions employers have.
United States
7 Jan 2019
To-Do's For Employers In Germany: No More Automatic Forfeiture Of Vacation Entitlements
The German Federal Vacation Act (Bundesurlaubsgesetz) provides that vacation has to be approved and taken in the current calendar year.
13 Dec 2018
To-Do's For Employers In Germany: No More Automatic Forfeiture Of Vacation Entitlements
The German Federal Vacation Act (Bundesurlaubsgesetz) provides that vacation has to be approved and taken in the current calendar year.
7 Dec 2018
Frankfurt's Brexit Pitch – Banks In Germany Will Soon Be Able To Fire Top Bankers More Easily
Undoubtedly driven by an interest in drawing UK-based banks to Frankfurt and becoming an EU hub for US banks post-Brexit ...
European Union
26 Nov 2018
Right Of Co-Determination Of The German Works Council On Stock Options Of U.S. Parent?
The German Federal Labor Court (judgment of March 20, 2018 – 1 ABR 15/17) has recently clarified a matter of considerable practical relevance for U.S. companies offering stock options to employees of their Germany-based subsidiaries:
5 Oct 2018
The Time To Review Your Standard Employment Contracts Is Now!
A recent ruling of the Federal Labor Court will invalidate thousands of forfeiture clauses in employment contracts in Germany.
27 Sep 2018
#MeToo In Germany – Internal Investigation In Sexual Assault Cases
Due to increased awareness and reporting triggered by the international #metoo discussion, besides taking preventive measures, it is crucial for companies with employees in Germany
28 Aug 2018
The Impact Of The Third Gender For Employers In Germany
Germany's Federal Constitutional Court (Bundesverfassungsgericht, BVerfG) has ruled that there must be the option of registering a gender ...
10 Aug 2018
Corporate Venture Capital 2017 - Strukturen, Herausforderungen, Erfolgsfaktoren
In einer Zeit immer kürzerer Innovationszyklen und der zunehmenden Digitalisierung vieler Wertschöpfungsketten müssen sich etablierte Unternehmen ständig weiterentwickeln...
12 Jul 2017
Corporate Venture Capital 2017 - Structures, Challenges, Success Factors
In a time of ever-shorter innovation cycles and the increased digitalization of many value-added chains...
11 Jul 2017
Legislative Change Requires Amendments To Standard Employment Contracts
A legislative change that entered into force on October 1, 2016, affects multinationals with employees working in Germany.
9 Nov 2016
New Restrictions For Temporary Agency Work In Germany In 2017
On October 21, 2016, the German Parliament adopted the draft law regarding the reform of the German Act on Temporary Agency Work.
8 Nov 2016
ECJ: No Discrimination Claims For Mock Applicants In Europe
European anti-discrimination law does not protect mock applicants, i.e. applicants who are not interested in being hired, but solely apply in order to bring claims on the grounds of discrimination.
8 Sep 2016
Germany's Financial Regulator Establishes New Whistleblower Platform
Last week, Germany's Financial Supervisory Authority unveiled a centralized platform for receiving whistleblower complaints, including anonymous complaints, of alleged violations of supervisory provisions within the financial sector.
15 Jul 2016
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