Recent news

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

Germany: Work council election period coming up

It is coming up to the works council election period, so employers should make sure that they follow correct procedures and ensure that the process is conducted fairly …

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Germany: Minimum wage

Although there is now a national minimum wage a number of branch and local rates still apply …

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Germany: Comparative pay data

From January 1st 2018 any employee working for a company with 200+ employees will have the right to request comparative pay data …

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Germany: Comparative pay data

From January 1st 2018 any employee working for a company with 200+ employees will have the right to request comparative pay data …

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Germany: Lufthansa, VC pilot union reach long-term agreement

An agreement has finally been reached between the airline Lufthansa and its 5,400 pilots …

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Germany: 500th Anniversary of the reformation

This year marks the 500th Anniversary of the reformation in Germany …

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Germany: Agreement reached for restructuring at Bombardier Transportation

Bombardier Transportation GmbH have signed a general agreement with its works council that will allow the company to rationalize its operations …

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Germany: Cyber insurance

The German Financial Supervisory Authority has issued a non-binding order allowing cyber insurance policies also to cover criminal extortion payments …

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Germany: Maternity leave

From January 1st 2018 employees on maternity leave in Germany will have the right to extend their leave to 12 weeks after the birth if their child is born with a disability …

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Germany: Hourly labour costs in Q2 2017

Hourly labour costs rose in Germany over the year to Q2 2017 by 2 …

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Germany: Mobile technological equipment for members of Works Councils

In a recent decision of the Frankfurt/Main supreme labour court (LAG Frankfurt / Main, 03 …

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Germany: More than 75% of all enterprises provide continuing vocational training

According to latest figures from the Federal Statistical Office, in 2015 more than 75% of enterprises provided continuous vocational training – a rise of 4% since 2010 …

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Germany: 11% of the 65 to 74-year-olds are in employment

Since 2012, the normal retirement age in Germany has gradually been raised to 67 years …

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Germany: Act to promote transparency of pay structures

As previously reported, the Act to promote transparency of pay structures (Entgelttransparenzgesetz) came into force on July 6th 2017 …

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Germany: Index of collectively agreed earnings

Over the year to June 2017 the German index of collectively agreed earnings in industry and services rose by 3 …

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