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Incoterms determine place of jurisdiction

Germany - February 23 2013 The Federal Court of Justice Bundesgerichtshof, BGH decided with respect to the Incoterm DDP that the agreed place of delivery can establish a place

Changes in the employment of mini and midi jobbers as of 1 January 2013

Germany - December 27 2012 As of 1 January 2013, the provisions relating to so-called mini jobs and midi jobs are amended. For employments at low pay rates (mini jobs) the pay limit

Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt: German investors can often seek legal protection from German courts even if the defendant is located abroad and has no branch in Germany

Germany - November 30 2012 The claimant had acquired certificates of a subsidiary of Lehman Brothers Inc., New York, in March 2008

Pseudo contracts for works and services and the disguised provision of temporary workers

Germany - April 17 2013 In the current discussion about the abusive use of contracts for works and services (see also 2.1 below), the Federal Labour Court of

Orally agreed fixed remuneration of overtime is valid; effects upon contract structuring of the latest Federal Labour Court case law on overtime clauses

Germany - October 1 2012 By judgement dated 16 May 2012 (5 AZR 33111) the Federal Labour Court affirmed the validity of an oral agreement between an employer and employee, pursuant to which the first 20 hours of overtime per month are already remunerated with the monthly fixed salary

Leiharbeit: AÜG-Reform auf der Zielgeraden

Germany - November 28 2016 1. Überlassungshöchstdauer Es wird eine Überlassungshöchstdauer von 18 Monaten festgeschrieben. Überlassungszeiten vor dem 1.4.2017 werden bei der

Ende der Ungewissheit - Auch der Bundesrat stimmt dem Kompromissvorschlag des Vermittlungsausschusses zur Erbschaftsteuerreform zu

Germany - October 18 2016 Heute hat der Bundesrat die vom Bundesverfassungsgericht in der Entscheidung vom 17. Dezember 2014 (Az. 1 BvL 2112) angeforderte Reform der

Newsletter Arbeitsrecht III - III2016

Germany - September 30 2016 Über die Entwicklungen bei der Reformierung des Arbeitnehmerüberlassungsgesetzes (AÜG) haben wir an dieser Stelle bereits umfangreich berichtet. Wenn

Covert case of temporary employment - “safety-net solution” initially retained

Germany - September 29 2016 In one of its most recent decisions (judgement dated 12 July 2016, Docket No. 9 AZR 35215) the BAG ruled that, also in a covert case of temporary

Discrimination by excluding a termination during parental leave from protection against mass dismissal

Germany - September 29 2016 To date, the BAG has determined protection against mass dismissal exclusively on the basis of the time of receipt of the termination declaration