Germany Works Council Elections 2022: Practical Guidelines for Companies - A More Modern Works Council?

In Germany, regular works council elections are held every four years, from March 1 through May 31. The next election period will begin shortly, starting on March 1, 2022. Companies should prepare early on for the election process. In particular, the Works Council Modernization Act (Betriebsrätemodernisierungsgesetz) of June 2021 has resulted in some changes that need to be taken into account for the election.

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