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By Jérôme Friedrich, Stephan Müller
The EU has - as announced for several weeks in political debates - intensified the economic sanctions against Russia as from 1 August 2014. In this context, several EU Council regulations have recently been issued.
By Stephan Müller
The EU has - as announced for several weeks in political debates - intensified the economic sanctions against Russia.
By Daniel Dohrn, Andrés Martin-Ehlers, Simon Spangler
On 21 May 2014, the EU Commission has adopted new rules for state aid measures to support research, development and innovation activities.
By Maxim Kleine, Daniel Dohrn, Simon Liebich
The German mediation committee, comprising the Bundestag and the Bundesrat, agreed on a compromise of the 8th amendment of the German Act against Restraints of Competition on 5 June 2013.
By Kathrin Vossen
The Federal Labour Court has answered the question of whether the temporary workers employed at a company also should be taken into consideration for the application of the German Unfair Dismissals Act.
By Anika Speisekorn
Besides the previously presented decisions of the Federal Labour Court, temporary employment has also occupied the courts of lower instance.
By Jörn Kuhn
In the current discussion about the abusive use of contracts for works and services, the Federal Labour Court of Berlin-Brandenburg reached on 12 December 2012 a significant decision.
By Alexander Willemsen
The Federal Labour Court has confirmed that an employee can demand the reduction of his/her working hours twice during parental leave.
By Anika Speisekorn
The Federal Labour Court has recently affirmed the permissibility of age limits in shop agreements, pursuant to which the employment relationship ends with the expiry of the calendar month in which the employer reaches the statutory retirement age.
By Alexander Willemsen
A discussion on the intention of planning a reform of the German Part-Time and Fixed-Term Employment Act [Teilzeit- und Befristungsgesetzes, TzBfG].
By Axel Bödefeld, Gunnar Knorr, Wolfram Vogel, Marc Krischer
Today, amendments to the rules on German Group Taxation have been published in the German Federal Gazette.
By Axel Bödefeld, Gunnar Knorr, Wolfram Vogel, Marc Krischer
Germany's second legislative chamber, the Bundesrat, has today approved the compromise issued by the joint committee of both houses, under which dividends paid to corporations will in future be fully taxable, if the recipient corporation holds less than 10% of the shares in the paying entity.
By Jörn Kuhn
Many companies have introduced short-time working in the last months, which is still attributable to the tough business situation in the Euro zone.
By Katrin Liebner
Since the ECJ emphasized in its decision of January 2009 on the Schultz-Hoff case that the employee’s claim to paid annual leave is an especially important principle of social law, the German law relating to the annual leave entitlement has increasingly been penetrated by European law requirements.
By Jörn Kuhn
As of 1 January 2013, the provisions relating to so-called mini jobs and midi jobs are amended.