Our newsletters on current and interesting labor law topics are published at irregular intervals.

Archive Newsletter

 

Newsletter 02/2022

A paper tiger is getting teeth! – The new Documentation Act is coming

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Newsletter 01/2022

There’s no place like home? – The “home office duty” is ending soon

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Newsletter 08/2021

Testing the Easy Way? – Be Wary of “Online Citizen Tests“ for “3G“ at Work!

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Newsletter 07/2021

The Matrix in Works Council Elections – BAG Ruling on the Treatment of Matrix Employees

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Newsletter 06/2021

Corona Update – Expansion and Extension of the Corona Occupational Health and Safety Regulation

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Newsletter 05/2021

Modern Times – The Works Council Modernization Act is coming

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Newsletter 04/2021

Short-time Work Update – Liability risks if short-time work is not validly introduced by a works agreement

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Newsletter 03/2021

Bad advice can be expensive – Employer liability for giving incorrect advice to employees

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Newsletter 02/2021

Copy & Waste? – Federal Labor Court decides on judicial enforcement of the right to a copy of data under Art. 15 GDPR

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Newsletter 01/2021

Short-time Work vs. Vacation: “0:0”? – Accruing Claims to Vacation While on Short-time Work

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Newsletter 05/2020

Short-time Work Update – Extension of Supportive Legislation for Short-Time Work

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Newsletter 04/2020

The Coronavirus Liability Trap – An Overview of Employer Liability Risks if Employees Become Infected at Work

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Newsletter 03/2020

Short-time Work Update – “System-relevant” Side Jobs While on Short Work

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Newsletter 02/2020

Corona Reporting and Data Protection – DSK Guidelines and Prevention Duties to Protect Employee Health

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Newsletter 01/2020

Employment and Corona – Short-Time Work et al. – An Overview

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Newsletter 06/2019

The new GDPR catalogue of fines – It’s getting serious!

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Newsletter 05/2019

Timekeeping according to the ECJ – Trust, but Verify

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Newsletter 04/2019

Business and Trade Secrets 4.0 – The Business and Trade Secrets Act (GeschGehG) and the “Digital Safe” – Businesses Need to Act Now!

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Newsletter 03/2019

Registration Duties within Europe – the A1-Certificate of Coverage for Secondments and Business Trips

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Newsletter 02/2019

Top Secret? Initial Contours of the Right of Access under Art. 15 GDPR

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Newsletter 01/2019

No fun in the sun! – The duty of employers in vacation law to take the initiative and to instruct employees

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Newsletter 02/2018

Dirty Deals? – Separation Agreements with Works Council Members

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Newsletter 01/18

Habemus Coalitionem? – The Coalition Agreement and Employment Law

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Newsletter 06/17

The Federal Labor Court on Jurisdiction of the Conciliation Board in Occupational Health and Safety Matters

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Newsletter 04/17

Contractor Compliance Update – BAG and BSG Rulings on Free Lancers as Regular Employees and on Illegal Employee Leasing

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Newsletter 03/17

Update on the Reform of the Temporary Employment Act 2017: The Federal Employment Agency has published material instructions!

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Newsletter 01/17

Employee Leasing and Work Contracts in 2017 – The Federal Labor Court Shows Practitioners “How it is done”!

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Newsletter 06/16

In the Spotlight: External Personnel in the Era of the New Temporary Employment

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Newsletter 05/16

Reform of the Workplaces Ordinance

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Newsletter 04/16

Exclusionary Periods in Standard Contract Clauses – a Legal Nursing Case

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Newsletter 02/16

The Parachute is (still) Holding – Latent Employee Leasing with “Reserved Permission”

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Newsletter 01/16

Exclusion Clauses in Light of the New Section 309 No. 13 German Civil Code

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Newsletter 07/15

The new EU General Data Protection Regulation and its impact on the protection of employee data

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Newsletter 06/15

The merely supposedly safe harbor – employment law consequences of the latest ECJ ruling on “Safe Harbor”

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Newsletter 05/15

Again: Federal Labor Court Tightens Rules for Performance-Related Payments

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Newsletter 04/15

Repayment Excluded? New Judgments on Employer Loans in the Case of Termination

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Newsletter 03/15

Vacation Escapes? How case law is redefining the claim to vacation time

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Newsletter 02/15

Light in the “Compliance Jungle”? The BAG Heightens the Contours of the Lawfulness of Internal Investigations

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Newsletter 01/15

Occupational Safety and Co-determination – To be Sure

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Newsletter 05/14

Recent Legal Developments concerning Employer Letters of Reference

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Newsletter 04/14

The new Minimum Wage Act – More than meets the eye!

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Newsletter 03/14

Federal Labor Court Provides “Timeline” for Hearings Preceding Termination for Suspected Wrongdoing

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Newsletter 02/14

Developments in Vacation Law – ECJ and BAG with further “misappropriations” of vacation claims

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Newsletter 01/14

When the end does not justify the means – Inadmissibility of evidence procured through unreasonable investigative methods

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Newsletter 06/13

“Temporary” leased employees – still no clarifying decision by the Federal Labor Court

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Newsletter 05/13

Composite Special Payments – The End of Effective Date Clauses?

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Newsletter 04/13

A New Variation on an Old Theme – Paid Annual Leave During Leave of Absence after Termination

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Newsletter 03/13

Practical Ramifications of German Case Law on Termination for Suspected Wrongdoing

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Newsletter 02/13

Who Am I – and, If so, How Many? Temporary Employees and Thresholds of Employment Law

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Newsletter 01/13

Limitations on Social Plan Benefits for Employees Close to Retirement – Landmark Decision of the European Court of Justice

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Newsletter 05/12

When Does a Reprimand “Expire”? A Federal Labor Court Ruling on the Shelf-Life of a Reprimand in the Personnel File

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Newsletter 04/12

Clarity, Finally? Limitations on the Carry-Over of Paid  Annual Leave in the Event of Illness – the Federal Labor Court Follows the European Court of Justice

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Newsletter 03/12

Consecutive Fixed-Terms of Employment and Abuse of Law – News on Fixed-Term Employment Contracts

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Newsletter 02/12

The Employee’s “Right to Lie”? – The Federal Labor Court on Employer Questions about Existing Severe Disabilities

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Newsletter 01/12

News about Bonuses and the Interaction of Employment Contracts and Collective Sources of Law

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Newsletter 08/11

Limitation of the Carry-Over of Annual Leave in the Event of Illness – Clarifying decision from the ECJ!

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Newsletter 07/11

Temporary Employees May Tip the Scales -Thresholds of Labor and Employment Law

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Newsletter 06/11

Update on Limitations of Claims for Minimum Paid Annual Leave Brought by Employees Suffering from Long-Term Illnesses

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Newsletter 05/11

(No) Final Whistle for Whistleblowers!? – The ECHR on Freedom of Speech in the Workplace

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Newsletter 04/11

Limitation of Carry-Over of Paid Annual Leave in the Event of Illness? Clarifying Decision of the ECJ in Sight

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Newsletter 03/11

Never Say “Never Again” – Judgment of the Federal Labor Court on the Possibility of a Repeated Limitation of Contracts for no Material Reason

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Newsletter 02/11

(Equal) Pay Day for Temporary Employees? – Order of the Federal Labor Court on the Collective Bargaining Capacity of the CGZP

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Newsletter 01/11

“Are Vacation Benefits that Increase with Age Unlawful Discrimination?” – Recent Case Law by the Regional Labor Court of Appeal Düsseldorf

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Newsletter 04/10

Overtime all-inclusive? – Decisions by the Federal Labor Court on Blanket Compensation for Overtime

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Newsletter 03/10

New EU Directives for the Regulation of Bonus Payments in the Banking Industry

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Newsletter 02/10

Plurality in Unity – Change in the Case Law of the Federal Labour Court regarding the Principle of One Shop, One Collective Bargaining Agreement

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Newsletter 01/10

Anti-Terror Lists of the EC: Data Protection and Co-Determination Problems

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Newsletter 04/09

Risks of “Split Pension Formulas” – New Case Law of the Federal Labor Court

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Newsletter 03/09

The New § 32 Federal Data Protection Act – More Than Just Clarification of Existing Law?

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Newsletter 02/09

A Trap for Employers: The Post-Contractual Effect of Voluntary Works Agreements

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Newsletter 01/09

European Work Hour Directive: Consequences for Vacation Benefits of Employees on Long-Term Sick Leave New Decision by the European Court of Justice

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Newsletter 04/08

Discretionary Payment Clauses

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Newsletter 03/08

Social Security Consequences of Irrevocable Leave of Absence -Recent Decision of the Federal Social Court (BSG)

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Newsletter 02/08

Co-determination of “Codes of Conduct”

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