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Mayer Brown | Germany | 22 Sep 2021

New law on supply chain monitoring

The purpose of the Supply Chain Act, which is due to enter into force on 1 January 2023, will ensure that internationally accepted human rights standards and certain environmental standards are observed. The new law will establish strict legal compliance standards for companies operating in national or global supply chains. Companies would be well advised to assess their existing supplier......
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Mayer Brown | Germany | 21 Apr 2021

Compensation for working parents due to school and preschool closures during COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impose many challenges on employers and employees, particularly working parents. Many schools and preschools remain closed for the time being. However, whether employers must continue to pay salaries to parents who cannot work since they must care for their children at home is debatable. Parliament recently approved an amendment to the Infection Protection......
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Mayer Brown | Germany | 13 Jan 2021

Court rules on cut-off date provisions in bonus plans

In 2020 the Berlin-Brandenburg Regional Labour Court ruled on the effectiveness of a cut-off date clause in a works agreement. The court held that a special payment to an employee intended to reward both loyalty and performance can be dependent on the existence of the employment relationship on a certain cut-off date.
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Mayer Brown | Germany | 11 Nov 2020

€35.3 million fine issued under GDPR for employee monitoring and IT security failings

A recent decision from the Hamburg Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information is an important reminder of the significant financial and reputational penalties that employers may face if they do not appropriately collect, retain and protect employee personal data in line with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The decision demonstrates the risks involved when......
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Mayer Brown | Germany | 30 Sep 2020

COVID-19 vaccination: who bears cost and is it mandatory to be vaccinated?

A COVID-19 vaccine will hopefully soon be available. The German labour law requirements regarding a vaccination for employees and a possible obligation to vaccinate are already largely clear. There is currently no obligation for employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Nevertheless, employers can recommend vaccination to their staff and make it more appealing by offering vaccination......
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Mayer Brown | Germany | 23 Sep 2020

Home office and mobile working

In response to the health and safety risks resulting from a potential COVID-19 outbreak in the workplace, many employers moved to home office or mobile working arrangements earlier in 2020. For many companies, this has now proven to be a successful new way of working. This article describes the labour and employment law aspects of the implementation of home office and mobile working......
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Mayer Brown | Germany | 12 Aug 2020

Equal rights for employees and freelancers

The Federal Labour Court recently ruled in a dispute concerning a freelancer's information claim regarding her colleagues' salary levels. The judgment is the first fundamental decision with respect to the Transparency in Remuneration Act. Pursuant to this decision, both employees and freelancers who receive their compensation mainly from one client can make information claims regarding the......
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Mayer Brown | Germany | 3 Jun 2020

COVID-19: back to business after lockdown guidance for employers

After several weeks of quasi-lockdown in Germany and immense public pressure to lift limitations imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, an increasing number of companies are starting to resume their activities. For some, this means increasing the number of employees who can come in and work from a company office, rather than from their homes. For others, it means a complete restart of operations....
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Mayer Brown | Germany | 27 May 2020

COVID-19: works council consultation, quarantine and social distancing

The COVID-19 crisis poses many challenges for employers and employees alike. It also raises new questions about the cooperation process between employers and works councils and the latter's co-determination. Employers are wondering how best to consult works councils when regular operations are suspended. After all, business needs to continue, which can also mean that personnel measures and......
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Mayer Brown | Germany | 20 May 2020

COVID-19: short-time work implemented – what now?

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, more than half a million businesses in Germany have implemented short-time work. The temporary reduction of regular working time allows companies to reduce their personnel costs while maintaining their workforce and avoiding lay-offs. This article provides an overview of the practicable issues that employers must handle during short-time work periods.
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