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Labor and employment law projects of the new German government
  • Jones Day
  • Germany
  • March 3 2014

"GroKo" is the new buzzword in German politics. It stands for "Große Koalition" or Grand Coalition, the new German government composed of the

German labor and employment news (third quarter 2013)
  • Jones Day
  • Germany
  • February 28 2014

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

Bundesarbeitsgericht: Unwirksamkeit einer Kündigung bei Korruptionsverdacht wegen fehlerhaften compliance-systems
  • Latham & Watkins LLP
  • Germany
  • May 15 2013

Unternehmen sind in den letzten Jahren in erhöhtem Ausmaß Korruptionsrisiken und den damit verbundenen negativen Auswirkungen ausgesetzt. Hierzu

Monitoring andor reading of employees' emails
  • Dechert LLP
  • Germany
  • September 11 2014

Although there is no German law specifically prohibiting monitoring or reading of employee emails, the German Federal Data Protection Act

International HR briefing: Germany
  • Eversheds LLP
  • Germany
  • January 23 2012

During 2011 in Germany, there was much review and reorganisation of commercial operations, often accompanied by some form of restructuring

Longer notice periods after longer employment periods are no age discrimination!
  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
  • Germany
  • October 21 2014

If an employer desires to terminate an employee's employment without cause, German law provides for statutory minimum notice period. This ranges from

Christmas bonus and reference date rules (no) presents for leaving employees?
  • CMS Hasche Sigle
  • Germany
  • December 17 2014

In many companies it is common practice to pay employees 'extra' in addition to their regular remuneration in the form of a Christmas bonus at the

Employment law commentary, May 2015
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Germany, USA
  • June 1 2015

The Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA) and the Portal-to-Portal Act of 1947 are gifts that keep on giving - or taking depending on your point of

Online retail business struggling its way through German employment law
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • Germany
  • October 23 2014

As the profits of German online retailers increase, so too do the HR pressures that such businesses face. As electronic retail businesses hire more

German employment news: German employer’s obligation to compensate for break times if break times have not been properly allocated
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • Germany
  • October 2 2014

The Regional Labour Court of Cologne (Regional Court) stated in a decision in late November 2013 that a German employer has the obligation to