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Employee Representation in Germany - Part 2

USA - January 11 2018 March 2018 is getting closer and works council (re)elections will again be on the agenda in Germany. We started this three-part blog last November…

Mass Dismissal Filings in Germany - Do Leased Employees (“Leiharbeitnehmer”) Count?

European Union, Germany, USA - November 29 2017 Collective redundancies and the complex issue of relevant dismissal thresholds for notification of the German Federal Employment Agency…

How much is at stake for whistleblowers?

Germany - September 29 2017 Whistleblowing and the ongoing compliance debate keep the media and the wider press busy and readers alert. And yet these days, executives of reputed…

ECHR Ruling: Dismissal Based on Monitoring of Employee’s Communications Illegal

European Union - September 6 2017 Be aware! Today’s decision of the European Court of Human Rights (“ECHR”) may force companies to rethink their policies on private internet use of…

German Co-Determination Laws are Compliant With EU Law

Germany - July 19 2017 July 18, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) followed the Advocate General`s motions to hold German laws on Employee Representation on Board Level do…