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  1. More bureaucracy, less gender pay gap?

    Blog article by Jan-Ove Becker

    Gender-specific fair pay or excessive bureaucratic burden? The transparency requirements of the new German Remuneration Transparency Act create legal pressure: employers face complex review and reporting obligations in order to establish a legal framework for the implementation of equal pay between women and men.

  2. No More Grandfathering for »Risky« Bankers – a Warning Sign for Dismissal Protection Regulations?

    Blogbeitrag by Dr. Thorben Klopp

    Major credit and financial services institutions will, in future, be able to unilaterally terminate the employment of highly paid, risk-taking employees much more easily. What at first appears to be an outlier case under supervisory law, does, on closer inspection, also represent something very interesting when considering general labor practices.

  3. Co-determination thresholds to include temporary employees

    Blog article by Christoph Kaul

    From April 1, 2017, temporary employees will be included in the calculation of the co-determination thresholds of the company to which they are deployed. We have put togehter a list of aspects employers need to be prepared for.

  4. Which notice period is more favourable?

    Blog article by Dr. Matthias Kast

    If the contract of employment provides for notice periods which differ from the statutory notice periods, it must be determined in the framework of a so-called favourability comparison which notice period is more favourable and is therefore applicable. The Federal Employment Court has now provided clarification on this topic.

  5. Differentiating between self-employment and employment in »rack jobbing«

    Blog article by Dr. Matthias Kast

    The difference between »freelance« service contracts and employment relationships subject to social security contributions has always been a tricky one. A recent decision of the German Federal Social Court clarifies that not everything that looks like self-employment is necessarily classified as such.

  6. Off-piste = On the wrong side of the law?

    Blog article by Dr. Stefan Röhrborn

    The winter sports season is in full swing. The number of accidents is also commensurately high. In the 2013/2014 season alone, the Alpine tourism associations bemoaned more than 150 serious skiing accidents – per day! This means there were 20,000 – 25,000 accidents, some extremely serious, in the entire season, resulting in a high level of absenteeism. How do skiing accidents affect employment relationships? 

  7. Christoph Kaul

    Certified Employment Law Specialist, Business Mediator

  8. Stephan Settekorn

    Certified Employment Law Specialist

  9. Ulrike Schulke

    Certified Employment Law Specialist

  10. 4 Years of MeToo - "Is it still okay to say that or is that already MeToo?"

    Blog article by Svenja Gaida

    After 4 years of #MeToo, the relevance of the topic of "sexual harassment in the workplace" continues unabated. While some companies pursue a "zero tolerance" policy in this context and consistently issue dismissals, others act more cautiously. Both approaches entail certain risks that employers should be aware of and take into account.