Bennet Böhnke

    About three years after the sensational decision of the Federal Labor Court on fixed-term contracts in professional soccer, the question of the permissibility of fixed-term employment contracts in sports is entering a new round. This time, it's about the contracts of sports directors. And this much can be revealed: the professional clubs are likely to be on the lookout for new contract arrangements.

    Lucas Laufer

    Short-time work remains an important lever for many companies to maintain their solvency during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many companies already introduced it last spring, while others are now being forced to do so by the current lockdown. If there is no existing legal basis for the order and individual employees refuse to agree to the introduction of short-time work, the question arises for the employer as to possible courses of action. An initial ruling has been issued on an extraordinary notice of termination and provides helpful guidance.

    Insa Ritter

    The Corona Occupational Health and Safety Ordinance (Corona-ArbschV), which will apply from 27 January 2021 until 15 March 2021, obliges employers to offer their employees the opportunity to work from home in the case of office work or comparable activities if there are no compelling operational reasons to the contrary. 

    Littler, the world’s largest employment and labor law practice representing management, has released its European Employer COVID-19 Survey Report, completed by more than 750 human resources executives and in-house counsel across Europe. Find out what is top of mind with European Companies in times of COVID-19.

    In the second part of our article on vacation calculation, we cast light on the specific issues connected to dormant employment relationships, short-time work, long-term illness and part-time retirement in block models.

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