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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…

Testing, not resting - Obligation to offer tests under the newly amended SARS-CoV-2 Occupational Health and Safety Ordinance

Germany - April 16 2021 The ongoing quest to combat and prevent the further spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus is currently impaired by the emergence and propagation of more…

Crowdworkers can be employees

Germany - April 1 2021 On 1 December 2020, the Federal Labor Court (Bundesarbeitsgericht, BAG, docket number 9 AZR 102/20) ruled for the first time on the status of…

No Rest for the Wicked

Germany - March 29 2021 The German administration no longer plans to implement “days of rest” over the Easter Break. The proposal was withdrawn shortly after it was…

The Covid-19 Resolution of 22 March 2021 and its implications for employers

Germany - March 23 2021 The joint video conference of Chancellor Angela Merkel and the ministers for the German states resulted in a resolution ("Resolution") which, at…

Occupational Pensions: Launch of first so-called social partner model

Germany - March 22 2021 Recently, the first so-called social partner model (“Sozialpartnermodell”) was presented in Germany. The model was initiated by a cooperation of two…

Stand-by time = working time?

European Union - March 10 2021 By judgment of 9 March 2021 (docket number: C-580/19) the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that periods of stand-by time, in their entirety…

Occupational Pensions: Pension benefits from Switzerland are subject to social security contributions in Germany

Germany, Switzerland - March 5 2021 By judgment of 23 February 2021 (docket number: B 12 KR 32/19 R) the Federal Social Court (Bundessozialgericht) has ruled that benefits from a Swiss…

Occupational Pensions: Federal Labour Court confirms its established ruling on limited liability in case of acquiring a company out of insolvency

Germany - February 22 2021 By judgment of 26 January 2021 (docket number: 3 AZR 878/16, 3 AZR 878/17) the Federal Labour Court (Bundesarbeitsgericht - BAG) has ruled that the…