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Bonus entitlement despite non-concluded target agreement

Germany - November 8 2021 On 17 December 2020, the Federal Labour Court (Bundesarbeitsgericht, BAG, docket number 8 AZR 149/20) decided that under certain circumstances an…

Refusal to wear a face mask can justify the dismissal of a teacher

Germany - October 20 2021 By judgment of 7 October 2021 (docket number: 10 Sa 867/21) the Regional Labour Court Berlin-Brandenburg (Landesarbeitsgericht Berlin-Brandenburg -…

The evidential value of a certificate of incapacity for work

Germany - October 18 2021 By judgement of 8 October 2021 (docket number: 5 AZR 149/21) contrary to the two previous instance decisions, the Federal Labour Court…

Employers are not obliged to pay employees in event of a corona lockdown

Germany - October 14 2021 The Federal Labour Court (Bundesarbeitsgericht - BAG) has ruled on a Corona claim for the first time. By judgement of 13 October 2021 (docket number:…

Is it really better to ask for forgiveness than to ask for permission? - yet another update on German Covid-19 legislation

Germany - September 3 2021 The SARS-Cov-2-Occupational Health and Safety Ordinance ( cf. our blog entry of 23 March 2021 and 22 April 2021 which was due to expire on 10…

Occupational Pensions: Federal Labour Court outlines principles regarding pension adjustment (cost-of-living adjustment) of a non-profit association

Germany - September 2 2021 In a judgement of the Federal Labour Court of 23 February 2021 (Bundesarbeitsgericht - BAG; docket number 3 AZR 15/20), the grounds of which were…

Occupational Pensions: Federal Labour Court rules on applicable discount rate regarding the determination of the amount of claims asserted by the German Pension Insolvency Protection Association (PSV)

Germany - August 19 2021 The Federal Labour Court (Bundesarbeitsgericht - BAG) has ruled on 18 May 2021 (docket number 3 AZR 317/20) that in the case of the PSV’s assertion…

Occupational Pensions: The employer’s subsidiary liability does not establish joint and several liability with the external pension provider

Germany - August 9 2021 The Federal Labour Court (Bundesarbeitsgericht - BAG) has ruled on 13 July 2021 (docket number 3 AZR 298/20) that the employer’s statutory subsidiary…

Occupational Pensions: Federal Labour Court strengthens employee’s claim to disability benefits

Germany - July 19 2021 By judgment of 13 July 2021 (docket number: 3 AZR 445/20) the Federal Labour Court (Bundesarbeitsgericht - BAG) has ruled that a claim to an…

Not in my House - yet another update on German Covid-19 legislation

Germany - April 22 2021 Accompanied by demonstrations in Berlin, on 21 April 2021, the German Federal Parliament (Bundestag) has passed further legislation as a measure…