Created by Nina Senninger | |  Labor Law

Employees with access to confidential information: What does the new German Trade Secrets Act (“GeschGehG”) mean for employers?

Employers are well advised to particularly protect their corporate know-how. The coming into effect of the new German Trade Secrets Act (“GeschGehG”)...

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Created by Andreas Griesbach |

Update for the tax draft bill on RETT-Blocker avoidance

Article 19 (amendment of German Real Estate Transfer Tax Law) of the Federal Ministry of Finance’s current draft bill to provide further tax...

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Created by Gabriele Heise | |  Labor Law

Never-ending leave entitlement?

“Consulting the law facilitates the finding of justice.” What sounds like a matter of course has no longer been applicable to vacation laws for some...

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Created by Ralf Pelz | |  Labor Law

No revocation right for cancellation agreements

Following the ruling (6 AZR 75/18) dated 7 February 2019 issued by the German Federal Labour Court employees cannot revoke a cancellation agreement...

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Baker Tilly hires recognized transaction attorney

Baker Tilly hires recognized transaction attorney

New Corporate / M&A Partner Peter Holst strengthens the legal team in Frankfurt.

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Created by Stephanie Breitenbach | |  Labor Law

Only those who work are entitled to holiday!

Once again holiday entitlement was the subject of two current decisions of the German Federal Labour Court (BAG). On March 19, 2019 the German Federal...

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Created by Jacob Keyl | |  Labor Law

Invalid dismissal before the receipt of the notification of mass dismissals

According to article 134 German Civil Code (BGB) in connection with article 17 sec. 1 German Employment Protection Act (KSchG) the termination of an...

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Created by Christine Ostwald | |  Labor Law

Minimum wage for interns?

On January 31, 2019 (5 AZR 556/17) the Federal Labour Court (BAG) has taken a commendable decision on the contentious legal question regarding the...

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Created by Nina Senninger | |  Labor Law

Claim for payment in lieu of vacations for heirs?

Any leave not taken by an employee may be “paid out” only upon termination of but not during the ongoing employment relationship.

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Created by Nina Senninger | |  Labor Law

Travel time equals working time?

The question whether travel time qualifies as working time which needs to be compensated is regularly discussed. This can be regulated in a collective...

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