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Corona-Pandemic: Relief Efforts and Crisis Management

Labour & Employment

COVID-19/Corona-Pandemic: Relief Efforts and Crisis Management

We make some initial recommendations to managers to help companies navigate through this extraordinary situation as successfully as possible.

20 March 2020

Employers can monitor private messages, ECHR rules

Employment partner Hilary O’Connor shares her insight with Personnel Today on the ECHR’s ruling that could give employers the right to read personal emails.

14 January 2016
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It is that time of the year again

There are some legal pitfalls in terms of employment law in the context of Christmas that might dampen the festive spirit.

09 December 2015
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Freedom to dismiss? Update on the scope of application of the German Termination Protection Act

It is of particular importance both for the employee and the employer to know the scope of application of the German Termination Protection Act.

21 October 2015
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Data protection and data transfer from the EU to US: Safe Harbor agreements ruled invalid

Safe Harbor agreements and personal data transfers: King & Wood Mallesons report

15 October 2015
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Restriction of the right to strike? – Act on Collective Bargaining Unity adopted

The Act on Collective Bargaining Unity ratified by the German upper house (Bundesrat) on is meant to avoid a clash of collective agreements.

08 July 2015
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Right of co-determination in the supervisory board: employees of foreign subsidiaries count towards the thresholds

Surprise ruling: Regional Court has rejected the practice that employees of foreign subsidiaries are not to be attributed to the German parent company.

20 April 2015
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The women's quota is here to stay

For the first time, Germany has a compulsory minimum women’s quota in place in supervisory boards. What are the implications for companies?

12 March 2015
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German employment law 2015: From minimum wage to women's quota – an overview and outlook

Overview of the major changes in German employment law that came into force on 1 January 2015.

15 January 2015

Excessive Internet usage during working hours - Termination effective without prior warning!

The private use of the Internet during working hours constitutes a violation of obligations under the employment contract and may be justified a termination without prior warning.

15 July 2014
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