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Women on boards - Germany
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Germany
  • March 13 2014

According to recently published studies, the proportion of women on supervisory boards of the 160 companies listed in the German stock exchange (DAX

German Federal Labor Court: works council may itself decide on data protection measures to be applied on its computers
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • Germany
  • March 20 2013

The German Federal Labor Court had to decide on a work council's demand to be provided with a personal computer with a group account for access to

New developments regarding temporary workers in Germany
  • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • Germany
  • March 20 2013

German companies rely heavily on temporary workers. Due to fundamental legislative reforms in the mid-2000s, it is possible to pay temporary workers

Breach of prohibition on competition other earnings during garden leave
  • CMS Hasche Sigle
  • Germany
  • March 20 2013

A recent Federal Labour Court decision dismissed a claim of a former employer to surrender the remuneration which the employee had received from a

Year after year Christmas bonuses and ex gratia provisions
  • CMS Hasche Sigle
  • Germany
  • December 18 2013

In many companies it is common practice to pay employees 'extra' in addition to their regular remuneration in the form of a Christmas bonus at the end

The Transparency of Pay Act at a Glance
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Germany
  • May 12 2017

German Parliament has passed the "Act on Transparency of Pay". It aims at promoting gender equality in pay. To achieve this, it imposes various

Littler Global Guide - Germany - Q2 2017
  • Littler Mendelson PC
  • Germany
  • July 11 2017

The German Federal Government approved the Pay Transparency Act, which came into force in June 2017. The Act, which is intended to reduce the

Tarifeinheit light - Das Bundesverfassungsgericht stellt die Verdrängung von Tarifverträgen unter besondere Voraussetzungen
  • Taylor Wessing
  • Germany
  • July 12 2017

Am 11. Juli 2017 hat das Bundesverfassungsgericht sein Urteil über das Tarifeinheitsgesetz (u.a. Az.: 1 BvR 157115) verkündet. Das

Interns can turn out to be expensive for companies
  • Bryan Cave LLP
  • Germany
  • July 21 2014

Over recent years “Generation Praktikum” (generation of interns) has become an established and familiar term in Germany. In the upcoming holiday

Schrei vor Glück - Können sich Arbeitnehmer private Pakete an den Arbeitsplatz liefern lassen?
  • Vangard
  • Germany
  • November 16 2016

Man stelle sich einen Betrieb mit mehreren Tausend Mitarbeitern vor und eine Vielzahl dieser Mitarbeiter ließe sich in der Vorweihnachtszeit nur ein