Svenja Gaida

    On-call duty and standby duty – two similar-sounding terms. In fact, however, there are significant differences - with financial consequences for the employer in particular. Both the ECJ and the German Federal Labour Court have recently established new rules of the game here.

    Due to the EU Whistleblower Directive (2019/1937) and the planned Whistleblower Protection Act (HinSchG), many companies will be required to establish internal whistleblowing channels in the future. vangard | Littler is pleased to announce a partnership with WhistleB to offer clients across Europe a secure and trusted employee whistleblowing system.

    Dr. Thorben Klopp

    Whistleblowers are to be better protected by the EU Whistleblower Protection Directive (2019/1937). The draft bill for the German Whistleblower Protection Act also provides for a comprehensive strengthening of whistleblowers' rights. We answer the most important questions about the future protection of whistleblowers and the obligations that companies will face.

    Elif Wang

    A recent decision by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has renewed the debate on the classification of on-call duty as working time. Let us clarify.

    Dr. Christopher Weuthen

    They are the profiteers of the COVID-19 pandemic and it is now impossible to imagine German cities without them: bicycle couriers of the food delivery services Lieferando & Co. Flexible and self-determined working hours, good pay and a job in the fresh air - these are the promises with which Lieferando, for example, is wooing new couriers. In addition to a bicycle, all they need is a smartphone on which they can install an app. But what about the legal status of bike couriers under labor law?

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