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Employment Germany Blog

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Micro vacation - a gigantic problem?

Germany - May 24 2019 On March, 6 2019 the State Labour Court Baden Wurttemberg (docket number 4 Sa 73/18) decided that half day vacation does not fulfil the legal…

Member States must require employers to set up a time recording system

European Union, Spain - May 14 2019 On 14 May 2019, the ECJ held (Docket No. C-55/18), that Member States must oblige employers by law to set up a system for recording the time worked…

Crowd Working and the Transparent and Predictable Working Conditions Directive

European Union, Germany - May 3 2019 On 16 April the European Parliament voted to approve the Transparent and Predictable Working Conditions Directive, which is aimed at strengthening…

A1-form required for business trips abroad - significant fines may apply

European Union, Germany - April 15 2019 From January 2019, employees will now generally need to carry an A1 form whenever they are normally working in, or posted to, other EEA countries in…

Unpaid leave allows for reduced vacation entitlement

Germany - April 1 2019 In its recent decision dated 19 March 2019 the Federal Labour Court ruled that periods of unpaid leave will not be taken into consideration when…

Termination agreements: Employees have no right of withdrawal

Germany, USA - March 28 2019 On February 7, 2019 the Federal Labour Court (docket number 6 AZR 75/18) ruled that employees cannot withdraw a termination agreement even if it was…

Post-contractual non-compete obligation must not must cover all activities for a competitor

Germany - March 20 2019 In an indicative ruling dated August 02, 2018, the Higher Regional Court Munich (docket number 7 U 2107/18) has found that a post-contractual…

Mass redundancies: A compensation of disadvantage could be offset by a social plan severance

Germany - March 14 2019 On 12 February 2019 the Federal Labour Court (docket number 1 AZR 279/17) ruled that a social plan severance and a compensation of disadvantage…

Job advertisements asking for church membership tend to be discriminatory

European Union, Germany - March 6 2019 In a judgment dated 25 October 2018 the Federal Labour Court (docket number 8 AZR 501/14) ruled that religious employers are no longer allowed to ask…