GÖRG Employment Tracker, 04/2023

Cologne, 05.04.2023

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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

  • Remuneration for default of ac-ceptance after termination without notice
  • Effectiveness of a waiting period termination due to lack of corona vaccination
  • Meaning of the concept of weekly rest period within the meaning of the Working Time Directive Reference for a preliminary ruling from the Miskolci Törvényszék (Hungary)

Upcoming decisions

  • Admissibility of a fixed-term agreement under the Part-Time Employment Act
  • Existence of an employment relationship - Distinction from service on the basis of membership in a religious community
  • Statutory prescription of vacation pay claims - Compensation for damages if no reference is made to an existing holiday entitlement
  • Collective bargaining provision on granting days off as impermissible discrimination against part-time employees?
  • Forfeiture of vacation entitlements in part-time employment for older employees in the event of a breach of the obligations to request and provide information - Preliminary ruling of the Federal Labour Court

Legislative initiatives, important notifications & applications

  • Law for the further development of skilled labour immigration
  • Act to strengthen the promotion of education and training

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