On 1 January 2016, essential legislative changes came into force in particular regarding all-in-agreements (overtime), post-contractual non-compete clauses and repayment obligations of educational costs which are not only relevant at the conclusion of new employment contracts but also at amendments of existing provisions.

In many cases, existing model contracts and templates will have to be revised before reuse in order to avoid uncertainties and disadvantages. But also at the issuing of new employment contracts and notes of employment, either at the beginning or in the course of an existing employment, caution is advised.