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The New World of Work in Germany

COVID-19 and protective measures put in place in response to the pandemic have compelled businesses in countries around the world – including Germany – to adopt a new vision for employment. One such innovation is work from home.

Now, months after the beginning of the pandemic, many of these measures, such as home-office remote work, have proven so effective they are being considered for the post-COVID-19 future. But remote work raises a host of legal and administrative challenges. This page – based on the 26 January 2021 webinar The Future is Now: The New World of Work in Germany and hosted by employment law experts Paula Wernecke and Inka Müller-Seubert with CMS Germany – explores how homeworking is affecting the traditional office environment, and its implications for both workers and companies. Read the article, listen to the podcast and watch webinar recording on this topic below.


The Future is Now: The new world of work in Germany


Listen to the global CMS Employment podcast episode about the new world of work in Germany. The speakers are discussing the following:

  • Key findings
  • Legal ordinance
  • Future law on mobile working
  • Opportunities of employees
  • How to manage?
  • Advantages & disadvantages
  • Differences in use
  • European use of home office before the pandemic

Language: English 

Speakers: Paula Wernecke and Inka Müller-Seubert 

Webinar recording

The Future is Now: The new World of Work in Germany


Paula Wernecke
Paula Wernecke
Rechtsanwältin | Chief Human Resources Officer
Inka Knappertsbusch
Dr. Inka Knappertsbusch, LL.M.
Rechtsanwältin | Fachanwältin für Arbeitsrecht (Certified lawyer for labor and employment law)