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by Atty. Dr. Christian Zeller

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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by Atty. Dr. Christian Seyfert, LL.M. (USA)

Bifurcation of judiciary responsibilities: Federal Patent Court and German Regional Courts

The legal proceedings in trademark matters are decided in Germany in the first instance by two different courts, either by the Federal Patent Court in Munich or by a commercial division at a locally competent Regional Court. This dichotomy has a long tradition in Germany and is based on the fact that decisions of the German Patent and Trademark Office shall be checked by a particular court created for that purpose, namely, the German Federal Patent Court.

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by Atty. Dr. Christian Zeller

Blog - German Employment Law 2014: Increased limits for calculation of social contributions

Beginning from 2014 there will be increased limits for the calculation of contributions to the statutory German health insurance and the statutory German pension insurance.

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by Atty. Dr. Christian Zeller

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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by RA Dr. Christian Seyfert, LL.M. (USA)

Copyright Law: Changes of the German Copyright Act

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by Atty. Dr. Christian Zeller

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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