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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


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


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


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


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


Federal Labour Court, judgment of 20 January 2009, 1 AZR 51508
  • Bird & Bird
  • Germany
  • June 15 2009

A trade union in charge of matters regarding the affected company is allowed to approach employees of this company with advertising and information via their business email addresses


Federal Labour Court, judgment of 21 August 2008, 8 AZR 40707
  • Bird & Bird
  • Germany
  • June 15 2009

In the transfer of a business, pursuant to sec. 613a (5) German Civil Code, the business transferor or the transferee has to notify the identity of the business transferee


European Court of Justice, judgment of 12 February 2009, C-46607 regarding Directive 200123EC
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union, Germany
  • June 15 2009

Until now, according to the Federal Labour Court's Decisions, a business that was transferred during a transfer of a business pursuant to sec. 613a German Civil Code had to maintain its organisational independence in order for a transfer of business to be at hand


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