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The statutory leave entitlement according to Sec. 1, 3 Federal Leave Act (BUrlG) also exists for the period of parental leave, but may be reduced by the employer pursuant to Sec.
Bardehle Pagenberg
May came with seven new decisions in the EUROPEAN SOFTWARE PATENTS knowledge base relating to graphical user interfaces, navigation systems, computer games, business methods, video processing, programming and cryptography:
SKW Schwarz
According to the Inheritance Tax Act in its current version as amended on July 01, 2016, when assets are transferred, e.g. due to inheritance, a distinction has to be made between preferential
Heuking Kuehn Lueer Wojtek PartGmbB
At European and national level, discussions have been going on for years on how best to protect the so-called whistleblowers from being victims of retaliation measures by those whose actions
Heuking Kuehn Lueer Wojtek PartGmbB
The FOPH has changed its previous case law on the accrual of the statutory leave entitlement in the granting of unpaid special leave. An employee who is continuously on unpaid special leave
Heuking Kuehn Lueer Wojtek PartGmbB
The unfounded limitation of the term of an employment contract, when an employee is employed again by the same employer, is only permissible when and if the application
Heuking Kuehn Lueer Wojtek PartGmbB
It is here. The German Trade and Business Secrets Law (Geschäftsgeheimnisgesetz; GeschGehG) came into effect on April 26, 2019. Companies wishing to ensure protection
SKW Schwarz
On 13 June 2019, the European Court of Justice ECJ decided that the web-based email service Gmail does not constitute an "electronic communications service" within the meaning of Article 2(c)
SKW Schwarz
The Federal Cartel Office ("BKartA") has imposed far-reaching restrictions on Facebook Inc. and Facebook Germany GmbH ("Facebook") with respect to their processing of user data.
SKW Schwarz
There are regularly cases in employment law practice that cause disagreements between employers and employees about the existence of incapacity to work
P+P Pollath + Partners
On 21 May 2019, the German Federal Ministry of Finance published its long-awaited circular on the German Investment Tax Act in the version effective from 1 January 2018 ...
R. K. Dewan & Co
Germany has recently seen the implementation of a new law with respect to trade secrets. A trade secret of an organization means the classified information that the organization has to protect from the public at large and especially from its competitors.
Heuking Kuehn Lueer Wojtek PartGmbB
In a very helpful decision for the practice, the FOPH has commented on the procedure for consulting with the representative body for severely disabled persons before dismissals.
Heuking Kuehn Lueer Wojtek PartGmbB
Spanish working time law only requires that employers systematically measure their employees' working hours in case of overtime.
Heuking Kuehn Lueer Wojtek PartGmbB
A termination agreement under labor law cannot be withdrawn pursuant to consumer protection regulations (Sec. 312(1) in combination with Sec. 312g, Sec. 355 German Civil Code
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Since its launch, the concept of the Transparency Register has been subject to criticism and its practical relevance for law enforcement has been limited.
Dentons
Europe has voted. 751 MEPs will now be taking their seats. The new Commission is in the process of being formed despite some spats on the Spitzenkandidat process including
Withers LLP
We are excited to be starting our campaign on women in sport as the Women's World Cup kicks off in France!
Orrick
In November, the German Data Protection Conference (committee of the independent German federal and state data protection supervisory authorities) published a guidance on the processing of personal data ...
Jones Day
On May 8, 2019, the German Federal Ministry of Finance published a draft tax bill, which amongst numerous other measures, provides for a severe tightening of the German real estate transfer tax rules for share deals.
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Since May 25, 2018 at the latest, the question has arisen as to whether the new data protection provisions must be observed for a wide variety of digital applications/processes.
Clyde & Co
Offshore wind energy production has been an ever-growing business in Germany for the last few years
Dentons
Days ahead of the closing of the EU's legislature period, ahead of the European Parliamentary elections, the EU's "Whistleblowing Directive" was adopted on April 16, 2019.
Bardehle Pagenberg
In its decision, the Federal Court of Justice deals with the interpretation of a patent claim in distinction from the state of the art cited by the patent description.
Reed Smith (Worldwide)
At long last, Germany transposed the Trade Secrets Directive ("Directive") into national law. Almost a year after the implementation deadline,
Mayer Brown
German Supervisory Authorities have issued 41 fines since the EU General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR') became enforceable in May 2018.
SKW Schwarz
On 10 July 2018, the German Federal Supreme Court delivered a further decision on spamming, which impacts any state-of-the-art customer engagement by collecting customer satisfaction surveys...
Heuking Kuehn Lueer Wojtek PartGmbB
The Regional Labor Court (LAG) of Baden-Württemberg, in its ruling of December 20, 2018 (Ref. 17 Sat 11/18), granted an employee a comprehensive right to information against his employer with regard to all personal data collected about his person.
Dentons
Even with the recent postponement of Exit Day i.e., the date for Britain's withdrawal from the European Union to—at the latest—October 31, 2019, a No-Deal Brexit1 or a Hard Brexit
Morrison & Foerster LLP
Der Große Senat des Bundesfinanzhofs (BFH) befasst sich in seinem am 27.3.2019 veröffentlichten Beschluss vom 25.9.2018, GrS 2/16, mit der Frage, ob einer gewerblich geprägten Personengesellschaft die
Reed Smith (Worldwide)
On 3 April 2019, the Conference of German Data Protection Authorities (‘German DPAs') published a resolution on the interpretation of "certain areas of scientific research"
Littler Mendelson
In February 2019, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development ("Development Ministry") introduced a draft law (the "Draft Law") that seeks to mandate human rights due diligence for German companies and their global business partners
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