All employers are required to implement a system for recording working hours. This decision by the German Federal Labor Court caused quite a stir in 2022 and came as a surprise to both companies and lawyers. Dr. Stefan Middendorf and André Kock explain in the podcast how the decision came about and how it affects the world of work.
A large number of exempt works council members are paid more than they would be without the time off for voluntary work. This can now be the undoing of board members and authorized signatories. The Federal Court of Justice has ruled: Anyone who pays works council members excessive salaries may be liable to prosecution for breach of trust. Dr. Stefan Middendorf and André Kock describe in the podcast how companies should act as quickly as possible now.
A tax clerk and a freight driver accumulated vacation entitlements over several years, which they then took to court. The employers invoked the statute of limitations and the forfeiture of the leave, respectively. The Federal Labor Court ruled in favor of the employees. This is because the employers should have actually enabled the employee:s to take their leave. The two legal experts reveal what this means in practice.
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