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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


The end of the principle of uniform collective bargaining agreements ("Tarifeinheit"), decision of the Federal Labour Court, 23 June 2010
  • Bird & Bird
  • Germany
  • August 12 2010

For over 50 years the principle of uniform collective bargaining agreements has been an established part of German case law


Access to the internet may be "necessary" for works councils, decision of the Federal Labour Court dated 20 January 2010
  • Bird & Bird
  • Germany
  • August 12 2010

Under German law the employer bears certain of the works council's costs, including the cost of any equipment the works council requires to fulfil its duties


Are job applicants entitled to reasons from the employer for not getting the job? Decision of the Federal Labour Court, 20 May 2010
  • Bird & Bird
  • Germany
  • August 12 2010

The German Federal Labour Court has referred questions on the application of the Equal Treatment Directives and their implementation into German law to the ECJ for a preliminary ruling


Limits to the amount of information an employer must provide to an employee, decision of the District Labour Court Berlin-Brandenburg, 05.11.2010
  • Bird & Bird
  • Germany
  • June 3 2011

Where an employee has breached his employment contract, and the employer offers that employee the chance to enter into a termination agreement as opposed to being dismissed without a notice for cause, the employer is under no obligation to be honest with the employee about the strength of its case against him


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


New data protection regulations proposed
  • Bird & Bird
  • Germany
  • June 3 2011

Since 1 September 2009 protection of employee personal data has been regulated by Section 32 of the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG


Key national data protection developments in 2010
  • Bird & Bird
  • Germany
  • December 22 2010

The 2009 "data protection scandals" (involving inter alia Deutsche Bahn's mass screening of 230,000 employees) were one of the main reasons for last year's amendments to the Federal German Data Protection Act (GDPA