GÖRG Employment Tracker, 10/2022


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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

  • Works Council's Right of Initiative in the Event of the Introduction of Electronic Time Recording
  • Collective bargaining capability of ver.di
  • Establishment of an employment relationship pursuant to §§ 9, 10 of the German Personnel Leasing Act (AÜG)
    Extension of the maximum dura-tion of temporary employment under collective bargaining agreements
  • Expiry of vacation entitlements in the event of permanent incapacity for work - Preliminary ruling of the Federal Labour Court
  • Limitation of vacation claims - Preliminary ruling of the Federal Labour Court

Upcoming decisions

  • Effectiveness of a works agreement on a lawsuit waiver bonus when linked to a social plan severance payment
  • Effectiveness of a fixed term without object in the case of the takeover of a temporary employee by the customer after the end of the assignment
  • Continuation of the term of office of the representative body for severely disabled persons if the number of severely disabled employees in a company falls below the threshold value
  • Effectiveness of an agreed contractual penalty - Set-off with remaining remuneration
  • Compensation pursuant to Sec. 15 (2) of the General Equal Treatment Act (AGG) for failure to offer an alternative date for an interview

Legislative initiatives, important notifications & applications

  • Ordinance Amending the Short-Time Worker Benefit Access Ordinance
  • Works meetings and meetings of the conciliation committee via video and telephone conference temporarily possible again

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