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Newsletter January, 2021

German Federal Labour Court decision on the case of a crowdworker and relative salary

January, 2021
  • The German Federal Labour Court (No. 9 AZR 102/201, 1 December 2020) re-classified the crowdworker as an employee
  • It determined also that for remuneration purposes, the company shall not be bound by pre-established fees that the worker received as a self-employed worker. 
Newsletter October, 2020

Violation of EU General Data Protection Regulation can result in heavy fines for companies

October, 2020
  • GDPR covers all data protection, including employment data and customer data.
  • Companies should carefully control the respect for the Regulation to avoid heavy penalties.
Newsletter September, 2020

Germany legislation on funds for training during the short-time work scheme duration

September, 2020
  • A draft legislation is under discussion to support investments in training during the operation of  the short time work scheme. 
Newsletter August, 2020

Germany: Labour Court decision on video surveillance for distance monitoring during Covid-19

August, 2020
  • On 24 April 2020, the Labour Court of Wesel, a city of the North Rhine-Westphalia, issued a decision on the use of specific devices to permanently monitor the behaviour of employees to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
Newsletter May, 2020

Germany: An Innovative Collective Agreement for the Metal and Electrical Industry

May, 2020
  • A new collective agreement sought to mitigate the impact from Covid-19 outbreak for businesses and workers in the metal and electrical industry until the end of 2020.
  • Key elements of the agreement were the suspension of wage increases and the facilitation of short-term working schemes.

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