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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


Wrongful compliance system can seriously backfire for German companies
  • Bird & Bird
  • Germany
  • July 11 2013

A new decision of the Federal Labour Court has highlighted the risks of wrongful compliance system for German companies. Compliance is a major issue


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


Release from active duties for employees’ near relatives in need of care
  • Bird & Bird
  • Germany
  • May 6 2008

The “bill on the structural development of the public long term care insurance” is currently in the parliamentary process


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


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 - 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


Can wage dumping in relation to the commercial cleaning trade be prevented by broadening the Arbeitnehmerentsendegesetz (AEntG) (legislation implementing the Posting of Workers Directive (9671EC)?
  • Bird & Bird
  • Germany
  • October 9 2007

The AEntG was introduced approximately 10 years ago to eliminate discrepancies between the treatment of employees employed by domestic and foreign service providers within Germany


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