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In view of high inflation, it is not only trade unions that are demanding more collectively agreed wages. Pension beneficiaries are also asking themselves the question: How does the devaluation of money affect the company pension scheme (baV)? Depending on the implementation method and the type of commitment, both the beneficiaries and the companies can suffer.
When and how must the utility be adjusted? What options do employers have to change a pension commitment that has already been made? These and other questions answered
, a specialist in employment law with a focus on occupational pension schemes and a senior manager at KPMG Law.
Rising interest rates, the recession and possibly stricter regulations are creating a clear trend: more and more parts of companies are up for sale. Regardless of the reason companies divest individual divisions, a carve-out process can be very challenging. What buyers and sellers should think about, describe
, partner at KPMG Law Rechtsanwaltschaft mbH, and
Dr. Florian Jung
, partner at KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft, in a joint podcast.
They have only been on the market for a few months, but large language models such as ChatGPT, Azure OpenAI, and PaLM 2 are already indispensable to a large number of people. These tools use content from the Internet and training data from users to generate new texts. But not everything the AI can do is allowed. What is uncritical and when users violate applicable law with chatbots is not always recognizable for laypersons.
Dr. Anna-Kristine Wipper
, partner and associate at KPMG Law Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH, highlight legal pitfalls in the use of generative AI.
42 percent of corporate malpractice is uncovered by whistleblowers. This is what an international organization for combating white-collar crime has found out. The Whistleblower Protection Act that has now been passed is likely to increase the chances of clarifying legal violations within the company’s own ranks. Companies should now implement the requirements of the law as quickly as possible and also adapt existing whistleblower systems. KPMG Law experts explain what needs to be taken into account – even in international groups – and why it can be worthwhile to go beyond the minimum requirements of the law.
Dr. Bernd Federmann
, Head of Compliance and Commercial Criminal Law, and
, Senior Manager, in the podcast.
The earth is getting hotter and hotter and so is the discussion about climate protection. Increasingly, this is also giving rise to legal disputes: NGOs and private individuals are taking action against what they see as inadequate climate protection legislation by states or suing companies as emitters of greenhouse gases. What this means for business and how companies should act now is described by
a lawyer and senior manager at KPMG Law Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH.
Europe wants to be a pioneer in digitalization and innovation. To this end, the EU has drawn up a digital strategy. The idea is to minimize the risks of artificial intelligence and digital services and make greater use of existing data. New regulations such as the AI Act, the Digital Services Act, and the Data Act are designed to do just that. But the many pieces of legislation are also a challenge for companies. How can they comply with laws and still stay ahead in the market?
Dr. Anna-Kristine Wipper
jointly head the technology law department at KPMG Law Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH. In the podcast, they provide an overview of the most important laws under the EU Digital Strategy.
Stricter data protection, new consumer protection regulations, supply chain laws, new rules for employment contracts – companies are constantly having to adapt or completely rewrite their contracts. This is often almost impossible for them to handle. The acquisition of corresponding resources and the necessary IT tools is usually not worthwhile for individual legal departments. What can provide companies with cost-effective relief is described by
partner at KPMG Law Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH, describes in this podcast.
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