The German Skilled Immigration Act (Fachkräfteeinwanderungsgesetz), which has been eagerly awaited by many industries, entered into force on March 1, 2020. It being the peak of the coronavirus pandemic, its introduction went almost unnoticed. As we slowly return to normality, companies are turning their mind to recruitment again – a reason for us to look at what has actually been done by the Skilled Immigration Act.
Vacation calculation is a »permanent fixture« of our consulting. Special configurations, such as those relating to a change in the number of working days per week or various retirement situations, regularly cause employers and employees to lose the overview – not least because the European Court of Justice regularly has its fingers in the vacation law pie and often »makes things worse by making them better«.
In June, the summer vacations began and despite the continuing existence of the coronavirus, one employee or the other doesn't want to be deprived of the opportunity to fly off on their long-awaited vacation, even if the vacation destination is designated as a risk area by the Robert Koch Institute (RKI). But what are the implications for the employment relationship? Does the employer have to continue to pay wages during a subsequent quarantine? We provide you with an overview here.
Ever more legislation is being introduced to cushion the economic and social effects of the COVID–19 pandemic. In addition to the Social Protection Package II (Sozialschutz-Paket II), there are now other new regulations relevant to labor law. We provide you with an overview here:
No-one would disagree when we say that the coronavirus crisis has sped up the digitization process for many companies. The fact that working from home is more feasible than many employees and employers originally thought is also undisputed. However, there are some very real questions to be answered regarding some practical aspects of working from home, such as when working hours begin, business trips and reimbursement of travel expenses.
The »Act on the temporary crisis-related improvement of the regulations for short-time working compensation« was passed in an expedited procedure and came into force on 16th March 2020. Below you will find an overview of the changes to the previous legal situation.