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German tax aspects of secondments
  • Bird & Bird
  • Germany
  • June 30 2011

Globalization has led to increasing cross-border secondments of management and other employees


Revocation of a company car: Federal Labour Court (Bundesarbeitsgericht), judgment dated 19 December 2006
  • Bird & Bird
  • Germany
  • October 9 2007

Many employers grant a company car to employees that can be used for private purposes


Separation agreement - interpretation of a general settlement clause: Regional Labour Court for the State of Hesse (Hessisches Landesarbeitsgericht)
  • Bird & Bird
  • Germany
  • February 5 2008

Many employers enter into separation agreements with employees who have to leave employment


Employment update, Germany June 2007
  • Bird & Bird
  • Germany
  • June 25 2007

With effect from 1 May 2007, the legislation on Part Time and Limitation of Employment Contracts (Teilzeit- und Befristungsgesetz TzBfG) has been amended


Absence due to illness does not result in the forfeiture of holiday entitlements
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union, Germany
  • February 19 2009

The current position under German law is that every employee has the right to a minimum of 24 days' paid holiday each year (although agreements can be made to enhance this statutory minimum


Employment update - Germany - February 2007
  • Bird & Bird
  • Germany
  • February 20 2007

The claimant’s employment contract was governed by a collective bargaining agreement (“Tarifvertrag”


Employment update, Germany - February 2007
  • Bird & Bird
  • Germany
  • February 20 2007

Employees are entitled to object to the transfer of their employment (from transferor to transferee) within one month of receiving notification of the proposed transfer


Employment update, Germany - September 2008
  • Bird & Bird
  • Germany
  • August 26 2008

Under German law, an employee may obtain a contractual entitlement against the employer as a result of a so-called “operating routine”. Such a routine results from a repeated, unreserved and uniform benefit provided by the employer


An advertisement for a job vacancy can constitute discrimination on the grounds of age, decision of the Federal Labour Court, 19.8.2010
  • Bird & Bird
  • Germany
  • June 3 2011

An advertisement for a job vacancy breaches the General Equal Treatment Act (the AGG), and constitutes age discrimination, if it specifically stipulates that the company is looking for "young" applicants


Exact timing of the notice of dismissal important in determining day on which termination "received" by the employee, decision of the Regional Labour Court, Cologne, 17.09.2010
  • Bird & Bird
  • Germany
  • June 3 2011

Written notice of dismissal posted into an employee's home mailbox after 4 pm on a work day should not be considered as having been received on that day