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Occupational Pensions: Exclusion of survivor’s pension in case of marriage after early retirement

Germany - August 10 2020 By judgment of 3 June 2020 (docket number: 3 AZR 226/19) the Federal Labour Court (Bundesarbeitsgericht - BAG) has ruled that the exclusion of a…

Occupational Pensions: New law introduces insolvency protection for pension benefits granted via pension insurance funds (“Pensionskasse”)

Germany - August 6 2020 According to a new law (“Siebtes Gesetz zur Änderung des Vierten Buches Sozialgesetzbuch und anderer Gesetze“, BGBl. 2020 I S. 1248 [1271]) pension…

Annual Leave: Does the law require employers to remind sick employees to take vacation?

European Union, Germany - July 20 2020 On 7 June 2020, the German Federal Labor Court (FLC) (docket number 9 AZR 401/19) referred a question regarding the compatibility of the expiry of…

Occupational Pensions: No liability of the employer for a reduction of benefits by an external pension carrier before the pension benefits fall due

Germany - July 16 2020 By judgment of 12 May 2020 (docket number: 3 AZR 157/19) the Federal Labour Court (Bundesarbeitsgericht - BAG) has ruled that the employer’s…

Private use of internet and e-mail during working hours - Termination without notice due to “working time fraud”

Germany - June 30 2020 The private use of internet and e-mail despite a corresponding prohibition during working hours on company devices can justify termination without…

The new Corona Warning App and its legal implications for employment law

Germany - June 18 2020 The new Corona Warning App launched in Germany on Tuesday June 16th , 2020 and had already been downloaded nearly 6,5 million times as of the next…

Planned Novelties in Employment and Social Law through German “Social Pact II”

Germany - May 12 2020 The CDU/CSU and SPD parliamentary groups have introduced a new package of laws into the German Bundestag containing important labour and social…

New legislation during the pandemic: Online court hearings at labour and social courts

Germany - May 8 2020 At the moment, hearings at the labour and social courts are largely suspended. This is problematic in so far as it mostly concerns existential…

Which measures for occupational health and safety are required in the current situation?

Germany - April 23 2020 Whereas it has previously been necessary to fall back on general principles when planning occupational health and safety measures, Federal Minister…

Covid-19: Temporary changes to maximum working hours for certain industries

Germany - April 16 2020 Following an amendment of the Working Time Act as of March 28, 2020, the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs issued a Working Hours…