GÖRG Employment Tracker, 09/2023

Cologne, 31.08.2023

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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

  • Admissibility of a Fixed-Term Contract Pursuant to Sec. 14 (2) Sentences 1 and 2 of the Law on Part-Time Work and Fixed-Term Contracts (TzBfG)
    Non-cash fixed-term contract after employee leasing with extended leasing period
  • Requirements for the application of the presumption of conformity pursuant to Sec. 125 (1) sentence 1 no. 1 Insolvency Code (InsO)
  • Termination due to offensive language in a chat group

Upcoming decisions

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

Legislative initiatives, important notifications & applications

  • Maternity Protection Committee publishes risk assessment guidelines
  • Higher minimum wages in elder care

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