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Germany: When is a New Hire too old to join a Company Pension Scheme?

In Germany, all employees are mandatorily covered by the statutory pension insurance which provides the main source of income during retirement. In addition, many companies grant company pension benefits to their employees,...more

4/17/2014 - Employee Benefits EU Pensions

Germany: A “Permanent Temp Worker” is not the Lessee’s Employee

In Germany, many companies have resorted to utilizing temp workers through a third-party agency instead of hiring their own personnel. Temp workers typically are leased from an agency that employs the temps and assigns them...more

1/9/2014 - Employer Liability Issues EU Staffing Agencies Temporary Employees

International Employment Law Developments

In Germany, many companies have resorted to utilizing temp workers through a third-party agency instead of hiring their own personnel. Temp workers typically are leased from an agency that employs the temps and assigns them...more

1/8/2014 - EU Hiring & Firing Temporary Employees Third-Party Agents

Germany: Bonus Cap for Bank Staff Introduced

In Germany, remuneration of managers in general has increasingly come into public and political focus. Over the last years, the German legislator enacted several law reforms concerning managers’ pay. Very recently, the...more

10/31/2013 - Banks Bonuses EU Remuneration

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

Navigating through the Challenging German Employment Law Framework for Japanese Companies Doing Business in Germany

In This Presentation: 1. Employment law in Germany – General facts 2. The Employee 3. Overview on German social security system 4. Dismissal of employees 5. Managerial authority 6. Modification of...more

4/23/2013 - Discrimination Employment Contract EU Hiring & Firing Non-Compete Agreements Social Security Termination Trade Secrets Unions Work Councils

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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