GÖRG Employment Tracker, 05/2023

Cologne, 08.05.2023

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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

  • Effectiveness of an agreed contractual penalty
  • Effectiveness of an ordinary termination due to illness
  • Employee status of an association member in the yoga ashram
  • General clauses in employee data protection inadmissible - Reference for a preliminary ruling by the Wiesbaden Administrative Court
  • Forfeiture of vacation entitle-ments in part-time employment for older employees in the event of a breach of the obligations to request and provide information

Upcoming decisions

  • Entitlement to minimum wage for the period of an internship
  • Termination date of a fixed-term employment relationship

Legislative initiatives, important notifications & applications

  • Draft bill on amendments to the Working Hours Act and other regulations published
  • Federal Minister of Labour plans further minimum wage increase
  • EU adopts pay transparency directive

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