Recent news

Latest items of recent news relevant to Germany as reported in our fortnightly newswire ‘Dernières nouvelles’.

Germany: Temporary worker pay increase agreed

The wages of temporary workers in Germany are due to increase from January 1st 2014 following the conclusion of an agreement between the DGB Wage Committee and the employers’ associations IGZ and BAP …

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Germany: Social security base values published

The German Federal Cabinet has just published its base values for social security insurances for 2014 — subject to ratification by the Upper House …

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Germany: Employees may be obliged to use electronic signature

In its judgment of September 26th 2013, the German Federal Labour Court ruled that employers may require an employee to apply for an electronic signature or an electronic signature card, if necessary for the performance of their work — even if it requires the submission of passport data …

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