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Extension of short-time allowance and simultaneous call for preventive health careoccupational health protection measures during short-time working
  • Oppenhoff & Partner Rechtsanwälte
  • Germany
  • December 27 2012

Many companies have introduced short-time working in the last months, which is still attributable to the tough business situation in the Euro zone


Vorsicht bei Urlaub zum Jahresende in Bayern, Berlin und Brandenburg!
  • Vangard
  • Germany
  • November 30 2015

Auch wenn es im Zusammenhang mit Urlaub schon immer viele streitige Fragen gab, war bisher eines klar: Nimmt ein Arbeitnehmer seinen jährlichen


No right of employees to have “thanks and good wishes” included in testimonials
  • Oppenhoff & Partner Rechtsanwälte
  • Germany
  • December 27 2012

The content of testimonials is regularly the subject matter of disputes and disagreements between employers and employees. In its judgment of 13 December


Insult to the instructor on Facebook
  • Oppenhoff & Partner Rechtsanwälte
  • Germany
  • December 27 2012

The Higher Labor Court of Hamm decided in its judgment of 10 October 2012 that a trainee was effectively dismissed without notice for good cause since he


Europe & Middle East quarterly update - May 2014
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Monaco, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jersey, Kazakhstan, Luxembourg
  • May 14 2014

The provisions of the Austrian Banking Act (ABA) on the remuneration of managers employed by credit institutions have been strengthened. In


Is the HR manager’s signature sufficient for a valid notice of termination in Germany?
  • Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
  • Germany
  • August 1 2014

In Germany, a notice of termination needs to be given "by the employer". As "the employer" is nowadays usually not a natural person, companies need


Hidden video surveillance of public work areas is generally not permitted (German Federal Labor Court, decision June 21, 2012 - 2 AZR 15311)
  • Dechert LLP
  • Germany
  • January 22 2013

The German Federal Labor Court ruled in a June 21, 2012 decision that the hidden video surveillance of employees in public areas of the work place (e


The sad smiley :( goes to Court
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • Germany
  • March 24 2014

Smileys are widely used in e-mails, text messages or on t-shirts, and are usually an expression of happiness but sometimes also of sorrow and other


Governing law not necessarily determined by jurisdiction where employee works
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • European Union, Germany, Netherlands
  • November 13 2013

The European Court of Justice has clarified the rules for determining the governing law of employment contracts in the absence of an express choice


2012 year-end German law update
  • Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP
  • Germany
  • January 10 2013

In retrospect, 2012 likely will be remembered as another year of manifold challenges in the Eurozone and of slow consolidation rather than one of