GÖRG Employment Tracker, 10/2023

Cologne, October 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

  • Eligibility for part-time employment during the period of parental leave
  • Reduction of the standard severance payment for cohorts close to retirement age

Upcoming decisions

  • Entitlement to vacation pay in case of long-term disability prior to the commencement of partial retirement release phase
  • Works council co-determination in the case of instructions to refrain from private use of mobile phones/smartphones during working hours
  • Compensation for default of acceptance Malicious failure to earn other income when accepting unpaid work
  • Reimbursement of works council costs without necessity

Legislative initiatives, important notifications & applications

  • Cornerstones to reduce bureaucracy adopted
  • Employee Data Protection Act to be passed this year
  • Regulation issued to promote skilled labour immigration development

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