GÖRG Employment Tracker, 12/2022

Cologne, 01.12.2022

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With our Employment Tracker we regularly look into the "future of labour law" for you! At the beginning of each month we present the most important decisions expected for the month from the Federal Labour Court (BAG) and the European Court of Justice (ECJ) as well as other courts. We report on the results in the issue of the following month. In addition, we point out upcoming milestones in legislative initiatives by politicians, so that you know today what you can expect tomorrow.

This time in focus:

Recent decisions

  • Competent authority for mass dismissal notification after closure of a plant - Termination for operational reasons after opening of insolvency proceedings
  • Consideration of vacation periods for overtime bonuses  - Collective agreement for temporary employment
  • Effectiveness of a transfer to another place of work abroad

Upcoming decisions

  • Social selection in insolvency - Gross selection error within the meaning of Section 125 (1) sentence 1 Insolvency Code (InsO)
  • Effectiveness of an ordinary termination due to illness
  • Limitation of vacation entitlements
  • Expiry of vacation entitlements in the event of long-term incapacity for work
  • Conformity with European Law of National Provisions on the Derogation from the Principle of Equality between Temporary and Permanent Employees by Collective Agreement

Legislative initiatives, important notifications & applications

  • Regulations on telephone sick leave for minor respiratory illnesses extended
  • New version of the church labour law adopted
  • Citizen's Income to start on January 1, 2023
  • Introduction of the electronic certificate of incapacity for work

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