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No automatic forfeiture of not requested annual leave

19.02.2019 – The Federal Labour Court (FLC) held in a decision of earlier this week that annual leave not requested by the employee will not automatically forfeit. Rather, an employee’s claim to annual leave under statutory law will only expire at the end of a calendar year if the employer clearly informs them in advance…

Brexit – The end is (not) in sight?

24.01.2019 – In January the UK Parliament rejected, perhaps less than surprisingly, the draft exit and transition agreement for an “orderly” UK exit from the EU. A hard-Brexit scenario, according to which the United Kingdom will have the status of a third country, is now imminent. This would affect, inter alia, the following areas of…

Changes to German part-time law

03.12.2018 – Last week the German Federal Council approved a new law which shall implement changes to part-time law and in particular includes the introduction of a new type of fixed-term part-time called “bridge part-time. Once the new law has been approved by the President, it is expected to enter into force on 1 January…

Less dismissal protection for top bankers?

28.11.2018 – Brexit is getting closer and the German government is trying to vamp up Frankfurt’s attractiveness for London banks. A few days ago, a draft bill of the Federal Ministry of Finance was published, which actually deals with tax-related arrangements for Brexit, but in addition also proposes changes to dismissal protection law for top…

Transfer of management responsibility in a matrix organisation – co-determination³?

11.07.2018 – The participation of the right works council for the right personnel measure poses special challenges for employers in matrix organisations. It is quite possible that several works councils have to be consulted on different personnel measures in order to “simply” change a reporting line. Matrix organisations differ from the classic pyramidal organisational structure,…

Federal Constitutional Court overturns Federal Labour Court rulings on pre-employment for unsubstantiated fixed-term contracts

13.06.2018 – Unsubstantiated fixed-term contracts, ie fixed-term contracts that are concluded without a specific reason for the time limitation, are widespread in practice. From the employer’s point of view, they are an important instrument for making work more flexible but according to the will of the legislator, they should be the absolute exception. Therefore, according…

Group works council for foreign group leaders – or the requirement for the subsidiary company to have independent decision-making authority over their subsidiaries

27.05.2018 – In a family situation, it is not ordinarily the case that the mother dictates what the children of her children i.e. her grandchildren do. This is however in contrast with company law. According to company law, the parent company does in fact dictate all subsidiaries and any extensions from those subsidiaries. Under the…

PUSCH WAHLIG LEGAL opens fourth office in Munich with Katrin Scheicht

01.05.2018 – Following Düsseldorf in 2015 and Frankfurt in 2016, PUSCH WAHLIG LEGAL now opens their fourth office in Munich on 1 May 2018 with Katrin Scheicht. Thus, the firm further establishes their nationwide presence in the central business areas in Germany. Further growth in Munich is planned for this year. Katrin Scheicht is a…

PUSCH WAHLIG LEGAL wins JUVE award for “Employment Law Firm of the Year 2017”

27.10.2017 – PUSCH WAHLIG LEGAL was awarded “Employment Law Firm of the Year” by JUVE at the Alte Oper Frankfurt on 26 October 2017. Law firms and in-house teams that distinguished themselves this year with their expertise, strategic and service focus and future potential were honored in 18 categories at the event. The decision by…

L&E Global Launches Interactive Global Handbook 2017 E-Guide

10.10.2017 – L&E Global’s member firms are pleased to present you with our very first interactive E-Guide (http://eguide.leglobal.org/eic/) of our 2017 Global Handbook, which serves as an introduction to the complex issue of employees vs independent contractors, with analyses from 32 key jurisdictions, across 6 continents. The benefit of the e-guide is twofold: (1) we…