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German compulsory retirement age is lawful, says ECJ

  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • -
  • European Union, Germany
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  • October 22 2010

Earlier this month the ECJ gave a welcome boost to employers looking to retain a contractual retirement age when it confirmed that a provision in a collective agreement requiring employees to retire at 65 was lawful

New German law bans use of networking sites for recruitment decisions

  • Squire Patton Boggs
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  • Germany
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  • October 22 2010

The German Government has outlined proposals to stop employers using social networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace to obtain personal information when assessing a job applicant's suitability for a position

‘Principle of uniform collective bargaining agreements’ overturned

  • Squire Patton Boggs
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  • Germany
  • -
  • August 18 2010

Until recently German case law - under the 'principle of uniform collective bargaining agreements' - provided that where there is more than one applicable collective bargaining agreement in a particular business operation, only one of the agreements can apply

Age discrimination and redundancy

  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • -
  • Germany
  • -
  • June 14 2010

Earlier this year the German Federal Employment Court ruled on the issue of age discrimination in respect of redundancies (Case 6 AZR 91108

Employers under a duty to ensure that working time limits are observed

  • Squire Patton Boggs
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  • Germany
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  • April 30 2010

The Cologne State Employment Court recently handed down its judgment in a case concerning working time

Service-related statutory notice provision held to be discriminatory

  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • -
  • European Union, Germany
  • -
  • February 25 2010

The notice periods to be given by employers terminating an employee's employment under German law are regulated in Paragraph 622(2) of the German Civil Code

Germany introduces new data protection laws

  • Squire Patton Boggs
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  • Germany
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  • August 20 2009

Data protection is something of a hot topic in Germany at the moment

German government extends short-time working benefits

  • Squire Patton Boggs
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  • Germany
  • -
  • June 26 2009

In Germany short-time working has been a key element in the Federal Government’s response to the current recession

German government promotes share ownership

  • Squire Patton Boggs
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  • Germany
  • -
  • April 23 2009

In an attempt to further promote employee share ownership the Upper House of the German Parliament recently approved new legislation granting tax incentives to employees who acquire shares in the company they work for