Next session: Employment Law Essentials – Back to Office

Is it true that in Germany an employee cannot be terminated under any circumstance? Is the administrative burden for employers in Germany really so extensive? Are employees forbidden to work on Sundays? Do all employees in Germany have a company car? Are works councils always a headache?

These and many others are common questions and prevailing myths that are regularly raised by our international clients, who are often apprehensive of German employment law. Even though Germany’s employment laws provide for a high level of employee protection, it is not as inaccessible as you might fear.

The German Employment Team invites you to a series of bi-monthly webinars on Employment Essentials in Germany to help you avoid the most common pitfalls, and to give you a general understanding of critical aspects of German employment law.

In a combination of general legal principles and practical examples, we will guide you through the most common topics and issues that we experience with international clients.

Next session: Back to School Office

Our next session will shed light on the ongoing pandemic situation and discuss the latest legislation and guidelines regarding COVID, mobile working and vaccination in Germany. We would like to start the session with a keynote, covering the following questions:

  • Are employers allowed to order their employees back to the office?
  • Works constitution law
  • Hygiene and occupational health and safety regulation
  • Question about vaccination status
  • Travelling
  • Complete change between Homeoffice/Remote Work

After the keynote, we would like to continue our discussion in separated breakout sessions, which will be hosted by our Employment team. Please find the different breakout-topics below in the programme.

Join us on September 30!

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17:00 - 17:15

Welcome and Introduction: Back to School Office

17:15 - 17:30

Breakout sessions

  • Vaccination status: Can employers request information on an individual’s vaccination status? Is it legally allowed to collect such data? 

  • Works councils’ participation: Can works councils request to continue work from home permanently? What level of works councils’ participation is required?

  • Implementation of the move back: Can employees claim to continue work from home? What is needed with regard to health and safety? 

  • Home office forever: Employer's duties in case of home office and home office abroad

17:30 - 17:45

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