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…

Baker Tilly hires recognized transaction attorney

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

 Stephanie Breitenbach

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…

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…

 Christine Ostwald

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…

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.

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…

Labor Law

How secret are your trade secrets?

The EU Directive on trade secrets’ protection against unlawful acquisition, use and disclosure, which has been in effect since June 2018, is supposed…

 Kerstin Weckert

Exclusion clauses without exclusion of minimum wage entitlement ineffective

Employment contracts regularly include exclusion clauses according to which mutual claims must be asserted within three months from their maturity.…

Labor Law

German Federal Labor Court loosens the video surveillance of employees 

Video surveillance on the job is a much discussed topic. For quite some time now the main question in daily practice is as to how long employers are…