An overview of the country, its geography, political make-up, legal system and courts.
Information on discrimination and harassment laws, equal opportunities and equal pay.
Employment law court cases
Important employment law court cases from Germany in “easy to read” format.
Health and safety
Information on health and safety in the workplace including employers’ duties and obligations.
Key legislation and links
Links to primary legislation, useful websites, official forms and guidance and other external resources.
Information on annual leave, sick leave, maternity, paternity and parental leave, public holidays and other leave.
Other employment law issues
Disciplinary and grievance procedures, internal rules, employment records, transfer of undertakings.
Pensions, social security and taxation
Information on retirement, pensions, income tax, social security and taxation of benefits.
Privacy at work
Information on data protection in the workplace, employee monitoring, surveillance and employee duties of confidentiality.
Latest items of recent news relevant to Germany as reported in our fortnightly newswire 'Dernières nouvelles'.
Information on basic pay, minimum wages, bonuses, employee benefits and rules concerning the payment of wages.
Representation and bargaining
Collective bargaining, employee representation, employer organisations, trade unions, industrial action.
Recruitment, training, employment contracts, post-termination non-compete clauses, varying a contract of employment.
Terminating employment, notice periods, termination payments and rights to references.
Work and residence permits
Employing foreign nationals, applying for work and residence permits, business visas.