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In this episode, we talk about a proposal for a new law in Germany to support ‘mobile working' – in other words, allowing employees to work from home or anywhere else.
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When conflict between two employees becomes serious, one option is to transfer one employee to a different workplace or department.
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Employees in Germany are entitled to an allowance where their working hours are reduced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Will a digital filter to eliminate identifying details from job applications help reduce discrimination in recruitment? This article explores the pros and cons.
Envoy Global, Inc.
Minimum salary requirements will increase for shortage and non-shortage occupations in 2021...
Jones Day
The right of German works councils to co-determine matters relating to employee health and safety takes on added significance during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Employers generally have no control over their employees' compliance with health measures outside of work. Does this hold true during the ongoing pandemic?
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Can employers give works council members a company car with the right to use it for personal travel in Germany? This will depend whether they would have been entitled to that benefit...
Mayer Brown
Dr. Hagen Köckeritz, LL.M. oec. int. and Hasine Azim (both Employment and Benefits Group of Mayer Brown LLP) had already reported on the uniform SARS-CoV-2 Occupational Safety and Health Standard...
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Can an employee take longer to report a continuing illness than when he or she first fell ill?
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
Employers may want to implement this rule, as it concretizes the binding regulations on occupational safety on the basis of the Occupational Safety and Health Act.
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A recent ruling held that the works council cannot require an employer to communicate with it in German, as long as the employer ensures that both sides can understand each other clearly.
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Can a works council use a public Twitter account to communicate with the workers it represents?
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Two and a half years since the introduction of the Maternity Protection Act, employers and legal practitioners still face unresolved issues.
McDermott Will & Emery
The Corona Alert App ("App") is used to exchange anonymised contact IDs of smartphones when users with the installed app come close to each other.
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Where an employee is dismissed on suspicion of criminal conduct, what are the pros and cons of also reporting your suspicions to the law enforcement authorities? This article provides an assessment
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The simplified rules for (state-subsidised) short-time work have provided temporary economic relief for many companies, enabling them to better weather the Covid-19 crisis.
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For many employers, issuing employment certificates is an unwelcome duty. Quite a few larger employers now generate job references using text generators that enable ...
Mayer Brown
According to the ruling of the European Court of Justice (ECJ of 6 November 2018 - Case C-684/16), which was already enacted in 2018, employees' remaining holiday entitlements no longer expire automatically.
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Whether a reduction in staff is notifiable under s17 of the Consumer Protection Act depends on the thresholds set out in that section. The numbers of employees must be determined for each ...
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