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No obligation to work night shifts in case of health problems; German Federal Labor Court: ruling of 9 April 2014 - 10 AZR 63713

  • CMS Hasche Sigle
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  • Germany
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  • April 14 2014

If a nurse can no longer work night shifts for health reasons, this does not mean that she is incapable of work due to illness. She has an

Bring Your Own Dog? German Regional Labor Court banishes three-legged dog from office decision of March 24, 2014, 9 SA 120713)

  • CMS Hasche Sigle
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  • Germany
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  • March 27 2014

An employee of an advertising agency argued with her employer about whether she may continue to take her dog to work with her as she has to date

In Germany, the burden of proof is on employees if an employee wants to be compensated for requested overtime

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • Germany
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  • March 25 2014

If a German employee claims special payment for overtime he has performed, it is the employee who has the burden of proof regarding the following

The sad smiley :( goes to Court

  • Squire Sanders
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  • Germany
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  • March 24 2014

Smileys are widely used in e-mails, text messages or on t-shirts, and are usually an expression of happiness but sometimes also of sorrow and other

Munich District Court: Disclosure of employee invention by e-mail not sufficient in view of written form requirement (decision of May 16, 2013 Case 7 O 603112 Spülbare MehrschichtfolieFlushable multilayer film)

  • Bardehle Pagenberg Partnerschaft mbB
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  • Germany
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  • March 24 2014

First, the period of claiming an employee invention according to Section 6 (2) German Employee Invention Act in its version applicable until

International employment law review - Germany

  • Dechert LLP
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  • Germany
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  • March 21 2014

The works council is the employees’ representative body which is provided with extensive information and consultation rights. The works council is

German Federal Labor Court: works council has to be involved in the organization of in-plant occupational health and safety (decision of March 18, 2014, 1 ABR 7312)

  • CMS Hasche Sigle
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  • Germany
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  • March 20 2014

According to 3 (2) No. 1 of the German Occupational Health and Safety Act, the employer has to develop a suitable organization for the planning

German labor and employment news (third quarter 2013)

  • Jones Day
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  • Germany
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  • February 28 2014

Regular readers of German Labor & Employment News know that under German law, termination of employment for operational reasons requires employees to

Newsletter - commercial contracts

  • Clifford Chance LLP
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  • France, Germany
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  • February 24 2014

Article L.442-6, paragraph 1, indent 2 of the Commercial Code prohibits subjecting or attempting to subject a commercial partner to commercial

May a call to strike be distributed via the employer’s intranet?

  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
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  • Germany
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  • February 13 2014

The German Federal Labour Court recently held that an employee is not entitled to use an email account that has been provided to him by his or her