GÖRG Employment Tracker, 03/2022

Cologne, 04.03.2022

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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

  • Avoidance of a termination agreement due to unlawful threat - Requirement of fair negotiation
  • Compensation under the General Equal Treatment Act (AGG) due to age discrimination - Reference for a preliminary ruling to the European Court of Justice
  • Social Security Obligations of Minority Shareholder-Managers
  • Protection against dismissal for severely disabled persons - Reference for a preliminary ruling from the Conseil d'État (Belgium)

Upcoming decisions

  • Payment of an employer's contribution to a company pension scheme
  • Effectiveness of a Works Council Election with Written Ballot
  • "Temporary" lease of employees? - Reference for a preliminary ruling by the LAG Berlin-Brandenburg

Legislative initiatives, important notifications & applications

  • Minimum wage in nursing and vacation days increase
  • Draft law on the extension of special regulations in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic for short-time allowances and other benefits
  • Home office obligation and “3G” in the workplace to end on March 20, 2022
  • Draft Act on Increasing the Protection Provided by the Statutory Minimum Wage and on Changes in the Area of Marginal Employment

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