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Accumulation of annual leave during sick leave
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • European Union, Germany, United Kingdom
  • February 6 2012

The European Court of Justice held in this case that there was to be a limit to the length of time an employee on long term sick leave can carry over untaken statutory holiday leave

Contradictory employer explanation can indicate discrimination
  • Eversheds LLP
  • Germany
  • October 15 2012

The German federal labor court has ruled that it can be appropriate to infer that an employee has been discriminated against if their employer gives false or contradictory information about the reasons for treating the employee as they did

The global employer: the social media issue
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Russia, Singapore, Spain, United Kingdom, USA, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands
  • September 25 2012

Social media is changing the way that we communicate, work and do business, wherever we are in the world

Training for Works Council members
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Germany
  • September 20 2012

In a recent decision, Germany's Federal Labour Court has ruled that training for Works Council members regarding its current rulings may, in certain circumstances, be necessary under the Works Constitution Act

Employee inventions and improvements: a perspective from employers and investors
  • Latham & Watkins LLP
  • Germany
  • August 16 2012

Employers in technology-centric industries are often insufficiently aware of the relevance of patent law and, specifically, employee invention regulations in Germany

New developments in Germany’s vacation laws: expiration of vacation entitlements in the event of incapacity due to illness
  • Latham & Watkins LLP
  • European Union, Germany
  • August 16 2012

This article explores recent decisions by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) and German Federal Labour Court that challenge the previous principles of forfeiture of vacation entitlements for employees in Germany

Risks when remunerating works council members
  • CMS Hasche Sigle
  • Germany
  • August 29 2012

Pursuant to the Works Council Constitution Act, works council members may not be given preferential treatment over other employees on the grounds of their activities

German court rules in favor of applicant who refused to remove religious headscarf
  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • Germany
  • October 23 2012

Religion and the workplace is a big topic these days on both sides of the Atlantic, with the issue of religious liberty in the workplace bedeviling the courts

Part-time work in Germany
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Germany
  • October 25 2012

Part-time work is an important and often disputed matter in German employment relationships

Loss of holiday claim in case of long-term illness
  • Oppenhoff & Partner Rechtsanwälte
  • Germany
  • October 1 2012

Following several cases before the ECJ which have given German holiday entitlement law an impulse in a new direction, the Federal Labour Court has ruled in a further decision (dated 7 August 2012; 9 AZR 35310), which accounted for the requirements of European law, that the loss of the holiday claim in case of an employee’s long-term illness is lawful upon the expiry of 15 months after the end of the year in which the holiday accrued