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Private internet use at work what are employers' rights?

  • CMS Hasche Sigle
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  • Germany
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  • August 27 2014

Internet access in the workplace can become problematic when an employer considers the extent to which private internet use is permitted during working hours or restricted and controlled

Dismissal after statements detrimental to the undertaking made via Facebook and YouTube the first decision by the German Federal Labor Court (BAG)

  • CMS Hasche Sigle
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  • Germany
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  • August 21 2014

This question has been occupying German employment lawyers for some time: Are social media posts by employees that are detrimental to business and

No work, no holiday?

  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
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  • Germany
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  • August 18 2014

The German Federal Labour Court recently ruled that the statutory holiday entitlement remains unaffected by an unpaid special leave. This might sound

Unlimited term for members of the works council part two

  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
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  • Germany
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  • July 14 2014

As discussed in my post of 28 May 2014, the German Federal Labour Court was about to decide on a case where a member of the works council claimed

German court sets criteria for employee monitoring

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • Germany
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  • July 1 2014

The German Federal Labor Court (Bundesarbeitsgericht) has published its reasoning underlying a June 2013 decision in which it declared invalid the

Holiday pay for the dead - whatever next?

  • Bond Dickinson LLP
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  • European Union, Germany, United Kingdom
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  • June 20 2014

We look at yet another recent European Court of Justice (ECJ) decision on holiday pay. This one may seem the strangest yet. When considering what was

Labour court flushes out toilet tips from German cleaning company

  • Squire Patton Boggs
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  • Germany
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  • June 6 2014

The claimant was an employee of a cleaning company and until June last year worked as a so-called "sitter" at a large shopping center in Oberhausen

Rights of job applicants in Germany

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • Germany
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  • May 29 2014

The German Federal Labor Court made a very clear ruling regarding job applicants in Germany who are not offered the position for which such

Unlimited term for members of the works council?

  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
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  • Germany
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  • May 28 2014

Recently, a German Higher Labour Court had to decide on the following question: Where an employee becomes a member of the works council during

Germany: no entitlement to free use of a parking space based on company practice

  • Squire Patton Boggs
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  • Germany
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  • May 20 2014

Do employees have a claim against their employer for the provision of a free parking space after using a company space free of charge for years? No