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

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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 working conditions

7. German anti-discrimination law

8. Trade secrets

9. Non-competition obligations

10. Works councils – Basic facts

- Excerpt from Employment law in Germany – General facts:

• Complex area of law, expert knowledge required

• Constant modifications through Labor Court rulings

• Employer may have to deal with unions and works councils

• Labor law disputes are numerous and common

• 500,000 claims per year filed before German Labor Courts

• Employer’s mistakes can be costly

• German law has influenced Japanese employment law

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DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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