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German Labour and Employment Law
No need to worry – we are at your sideOur multilingual team is well-versed at advising companies doing business in Germany in all employment and labou
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We leverage our proprietary legal tech solutions to help you deal efficiently with the increasing challenges around employment law. All our tools offe
HR Compliance
Case Study | A Christmas surpriseWith works council elections due in the coming year, the works council wanted to put all external skilled workers up
Directors & Benefits
Case Study | From many to one: harmonisation of company-wide remuneration structuresEveryone doing their own thing on remuneration: that was the situa
Transformation
Case Study | A client in financial difficulties, a militant works council and a trade union calling for a strike.That was the situation confronting ou
Co-determination
Case Study | Think global, act local, or the art of converting to an SEAn international group of companies was planning strategic realignment of a cor
Pensions
Case Study | Not an easy task: tidying up the pension landscape A complex pension landscape where some schemes had been in place for so long that none
New Work
Case Study | Group-wide IT projects and their pitfallsIt’s a fairly typical situation: the foreign parent company decides to deploy new HR software ac

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Com­pre­hens­ive ad­vice on se­cur­ing en­ergy sup­ply in Ger­many
Ham­burg/Stut­tgart – Strug­gling gas com­pany Se­cur­ing En­ergy for Europe (SEFE) has been trans­ferred to the own­er­ship of the Fed­er­al Re­pub­lic of Ger­many in or­der to se­cure Ger­man gas sup­plies. SEFE is...
16/11/2022
Ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence in HR man­age­ment
I. In­tro­duc­tion Of­ten de­scribed as the key tech­no­logy of the fu­ture, ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence (AI) holds many prom­ises. Ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence is a term used in a wide vari­ety of con­texts today, but it...
15/11/2022
Five myths about anti-dis­crim­in­a­tion law in Ger­many
The end of dis­crim­in­a­tion in every­day life seems a long way off. Dis­crim­in­a­tion is of­ten the res­ult of ig­nor­ance. A good reas­on to learn more about anti-dis­crim­in­a­tion law. Not only in the United States...
09/11/2022
Key points pa­per of the fed­er­al gov­ern­ment on can­nabis leg­al­iz­a­tion
It's get­ting more con­crete: The fed­er­al gov­ern­ment sets out key points for the planned leg­al­iz­a­tion of re­cre­ation­al can­nabis In the co­ali­tion agree­ment, the co­ali­tion parties agreed to al­low "con­trolled...
08/11/2022
In­solv­ency ad­min­is­trat­or Dr Chris­ti­an Holzmann agrees as­set deal for MANO...
Duessel­dorf – On 1 Novem­ber 2022, Düs­sel­dorf Dis­trict Court opened in­solv­ency pro­ceed­ings in re­la­tion to the as­sets of MANO Arbeit­nehmer-Über­las­sungs­gesell­schaft mbH (MANO), which is based in Duessel­dorf...
07/11/2022
Flat rate for en­ergy costs and en­ergy sav­ing in the work­place
This art­icle sets out the frame­work con­di­tions for the flat rate for en­ergy costs and en­ergy sav­ing in the work­place and gives tips on how to im­ple­ment them. In or­der to al­le­vi­ate the gen­er­al pop­u­la­tion...
02/11/2022
Whis­tleblower pro­tec­tion and re­port­ing chan­nels in Ger­many
1. Is there a law on whis­tleblow­ing in your coun­try? There is no law on whis­tleblow­ing yet. However, in April 2022 the Fed­er­al Min­istry of Justice and Con­sumer Pro­tec­tion is­sued a draft bill for a...
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In­fla­tion com­pens­a­tion premi­um: a worthy suc­cessor to the Corona Bo­nus?
A one-off pay­ment pro­posed by the gov­ern­ment Every­one is talk­ing about the in­fla­tion com­pens­a­tion premi­um. Well hid­den in the law for the tem­por­ary re­duc­tion of the VAT rate for the sup­ply of gas via...
19/10/2022
Ger­man im­mig­ra­tion and travel re­quire­ments for refugees from Ukraine
The in­form­a­tion is cur­rently ac­cur­ate as at 7 March. | Наразі інформація актуальна станом на 7 березня. 1. Do I need a visa to enter this jur­is­dic­tion? | Чи...
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CMS Ex­pert Guide to Dis­missals and Ter­min­a­tion of Em­ploy­ment in Ger­many
1. Dis­missal of em­ploy­ees 1.1 Reas­ons for dis­missal Em­ploy­ees with more than six months’ con­tinu­ous ser­vice with an em­ploy­er which em­ploys more than ten em­ploy­ees (in ex­cep­tion­al cases: more than...
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