Employment Law

Non-Compete Clauses - What are your options?

Non-compete clauses are a fairly common occurence in termination agreements, especially in certain sectors and industries. But what are the rules regarding their application and are they enforcable? 

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Coronavirus - Kurzarbeitergeld - Variable Hours

In this article in our series on Kurzarbeitergeld in the times of Coronavirus, we take a look at how Kurzarbeitergeld is calculated for those who work variable hours. Read on.

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Coronavirus - Sport to return - An unsafe working environment?

With the sporting world looking to return to action over the next weeks and months, we take a look at whether or not such a return is safe or if it could be seen as asking workers to work in an unsafe environment. Read on for details

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Coronavirus - Update to Kurzarbeitergeld allowance

Over the past 24 hours, the German government have made significant changes to both the benefits available to employees who have had their hours reduced and the taxation levels within the service industry.

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Next Free Webinar scheduled

Our next Webinar on Expats in Frankfurt – German Employment Law in 15 minutes is scheduled for Friday, October 31st, 2014, at 11am German time. Please follow this link for more details on the content and our easy registration.  

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German Employment Law Blog – Federal Labour Court on default interest regarding an adjustment claim for a company pension scheme

The Federal Labour Court found in a just published decision that under German Employment Law a pensioner cannot claim default interest from his former employer under the following conditions:

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German Employment Law Blog – Federal Labor Court on German Pension Dispute and Attorney‘s double failure to meet deadlines

A just published resolution by the German Federal Labor Court on a Pension Dispute in Germany deals with important deadlines in German appeal proceedings (Federal Labor Court, resolution dated 15.10.2013 – reference 3 AZR 640/13).

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German Employment Law Blog - Employer may limit work on higher level position for a certain period

German Employment Law allows the employer to instruct his employee to temporarily work on a higher level position without being permanently bound to this. This has recently been decided by the Higher Labor Court of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

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German Employment Law Blog - Video surveillance at work

A very instructive decision by the Higher Labor Court Schleswig-Holstein on employee monitoring has just been published: The technical details of the video surveillance at work matter.

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