GÖRG Employment Tracker 01/2024

Cologne, January 2024

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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

  • Duty to inquire about shift schedule changes outside of working hours?
  • De facto employment relationship under Sec. 9, 10 of the German Temporary Employment Act (AÜG) - Illegality of the group privilege under Sec. 1 (3) No. 2 AÜG under European law
  • Entitlement to continued payment of wages - Evidentiary value of a certificate of incapacity in the case of daily incapacity during the notice period
  • Notification of Mass Dismissals - Invalidity of Dismissal as a Sanction for Violations of the Obligation under Sec. 17(1), (3) of the German Unfair Dismissals Act (KSchG)
  • Requirements for imposing a fine for a GDPR violation
  • Hiring a personal assistant for a severely disabled person of the same age = age discrimination?

Upcoming decisions

  • Compensation under the AGG - Protestant church as part of the public administration
  • Entitlement to Payment of Compensation under a Social Plan - Admissibility of the exclusion of employees with a fixed term from the scope of a social plan

Legislative initiatives, important notifications & applications

  • Ability to call in sick by phone once again

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