GÖRG Employment Tracker, 02/2023

Cologne, 06.02.2023

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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

  • Equal pay for part-time employment
  • Trade union claim to refrain from implementing a company agreement
  • Expiration and statute of limitations for claims to vacation compensation

Upcoming decisions

  • Effectiveness of a conciliation body ruling on the establishment of a social compensation plan
  • Relevant time for determining the regular size of the company in connection with a mass layoff notification
  • Entitlement to equal pay for work of equal value - (Art. 157 TFEU, Sec. 3 (1), Sec. 7 EntgTranspG)
  • Night work bonuses under collective bargaining agreements
  • Entitlement to a pay increase under an in-house collective bargaining agreement
  • Distinction between transfer of business and mere succession in function

Legislative initiatives, important notifications & applications

  • Act on the Implementation of the Provisions of the Transformation Directive on the Participation of Employees in Cross-Border Transformations, Mergers and Demergers (MgFSG)
  • Corona occupational health and safety ordinance to be terminated early

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