The child is ill, an important delivery is expected »between 8:00 a.m. and 7 p.m.« or the car has to go to the garage. What could be more natural than working from home? A quick email to the employer that you will work from your home office in the morning and be in the office in the afternoon and the problem is solved. But it’s not always that simple. The following is a brief overview of the legal situation.
In recent years, the process of submitting mass dismissal notifications has become a real minefield when it comes to restructuring measures. Anyone who thought that the essential principles had now been clarified would be mistaken. The LAG Baden-Württemberg added a new piece to the mosaic in a recent ruling.
The world of work is changing. Work is now flexible, agile, decentralized, and above all: it’s digital. But law governing labor relations in the workplace hasn't kept up with modern communications. Instead, it stands in the way of a »digital works council« and thus blocks modern cooperation between the works parties. It’s time for more legislative courage!
This applies more than ever! The Federal Labor Court has now further restricted the possibilities for limited-term employment contracts and abandoned its previously lax case-law on limited-term employment contracts in cases where the employee was previously under contract with the same employer.
The effectiveness of the termination of the employment relationship of a severely disabled person is subject to the consent of the Integration Office and consultation of the works council and the representative body for severely disabled employees. The Federal Labor Court has now clarified previously open points regarding the consultation process with the representative body for severely disabled employees.
The New Year has arrived and we hope you started it off on the right foot. Since sliding into the New Year might not be the only slip in 2019 for some of us, the question whether slipping on the stairs in home office is considered as a work-related accident stays relevant.