Newsletter 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 November, 2020
- The European Union and the UK were able to conclude a trade and cooperation agreement to regulate their future relationship
- This agreement will have important repercussions on employment law. It has also consequences on the social security regimes and bilateral agreements
Newsletter October, 2020
- Changes to the labour codes aim at promoting harmonious industrial relations, higher productivity and employment creation, and increase the workers coverage by social security.
- They also aspire to facilitate businesses in terms of licensing and permit requirements.
Newsletter September, 2020
- A new “corridor” is established with the National Social Security institution to better support CGEM members on specific problems related to social security
- Small employment improves economic security and mental wellbeing;
- apart from financial contributions, active labour market policies are needed.
- European regulation on the 25% limit of telework in the country of residence for cross-border workers was suspended by agreements among neighbouring European countries
- Restrictions to the movement of seasonal workers and the situation of unemployed workers pushed governments to ease the hiring of workers in agriculture, even if already receiving unemployment benefits.
- A draft legislation is under discussion to support investments in training during the operation of the short time work scheme.