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Two local labor courts question the firm jurisdiction on reference letters: possible paradigm shift?

Germany - June 3 2013 The local labor courts of Munich and Berlin very recently questioned the firm legal regime on reference letters which was established by the Federal…

Have rejected job applicants the right to know the reasons for not getting the job

Germany - May 15 2013 Recently, the German Federal Labor Court (Bundesarbeitsgericht "BAG") rendered a decision which had been awaited with interest by German employers…

Anne Diedrich, Lutz Hoheisel.

New developments regarding temporary workers in Germany

Germany - March 20 2013 German companies rely heavily on temporary workers. Due to fundamental legislative reforms in the mid-2000s, it is possible to pay temporary workers…

Anne Diedrich, Ulrich Wahlers.

Regional Labor Court of Cologne: European Works Council cannot enforce its information and consultation rights by a preliminary injunction

Germany - January 22 2013 According to the German European Works Councils Act, the employees at companies or groups of companies with an aggregated headcount of more than 1,000…

Lutz Hoheisel.

European Court of Human Rights protects whistleblowers from dismissal – right to blame the employer against better knowledge?

European Union, Germany - October 2 2012 The European Court of Human Rights (“ECtHR”) recently found a judgment on the topic of whistleblowing (ECtHR, Judgment dated 21.07.2011-28274/08).

Anne Diedrich, Katharina von Rosenstiel, Lutz Hoheisel, Michael Bogati, Ulrich Fülbier.