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The German Federal Labor Court (Bundesarbeitsgericht – BAG) rejects doubtful discrimination complaints

Even if a potential Employer does not know that an applicant is unsuitable for the offered job from an objective point of view, compensation claims based on discrimination would not be granted. The first comprehensive...more

7/25/2014 - Discrimination Employer Liability Issues Hiring & Firing Job Applicants

Orrick World: A Quarterly Report of Global Employment Law Issues for Multinationals - Fall 2013

Asia Employment Law Update - Labor Contract Law Amendments on Dispatch Employees Come Into Effect - Implementation Details Still Uncertain: During July 2013, the Decision on Amending the Labor Contract Law of...more

9/27/2013 - China EU Financial Regulatory Reform Foreign Nationals International Labor Laws Labor Dispatch Services Multinationals UK

Germany: Have Rejected Job Applicants the Right to Know the Reasons for Not Getting the Job

Recently, the German Federal Labor Court (Bundesarbeitsgericht “BAG”) rendered a decision which had been awaited with interest by German employers (BAG, April 25, 2013 – 8 AZR 287/08) with regard to information rights of...more

5/15/2013 - Discrimination EU European Court of Justice Job Applicants

New Developments Regarding Temporary Workers in Germany

German companies rely heavily on temporary workers. Due to fundamental legislative reforms in the mid-2000s, it is possible to pay temporary workers a salary which is below the salary of comparable permanent staff. Therefore,...more

3/20/2013 - EU Hiring & Firing Temporary Employees Termination Wages

Regional Labor Court of Cologne: European Works Council Cannot Enforce its Information and Consultation Rights by a Preliminary...

According to the German European Works Councils Act, the employees at companies or groups of companies with an aggregated headcount of more than 1,000 employees and at least each 150 employees in two Member States of the...more

1/23/2013 - EU European Works Council Ford Motor German European Works Councils Act Preliminary Injunctions Visteon Germany

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