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  1. Legal news
    25 June 2019
    Federal Government draft bill planned for an Immigration of Skilled Workers Act, to promote the immigration of skilled workers from third countries
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/germany/federal-government-draft-bill-planned-for-an-immigration-of-skilled-workers-act

    At present, the unemployment rate in Germany is at its lowest rate in decades. However, this positive development also poses a challenge of how to recruit a suitable number of skilled workers for the German labour ...

  2. Legal news
    25 June 2019
    New Law for the Protection of Trade Secrets in Germany
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/germany/new-law-for-the-protection-of-trade-secrets-in-germany

    The German Law for the Protection of Trade Secrets (Gesetz zum Schutz von Geschäftsgeheimnissen, "GeschGehG") came into force on 26 April 2019, following considerable delay. This article details action points from an ...

  3. Legal news
    08 July 2019
    Statement from the Danish FSA regarding SCA in the light of the opinion from the Danish FSA
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/germany/statement-from-the-danish-fsa-regarding-sca

    The Danish FSA (DFSA) has just issued a statement following the EBA's opinion of 21 June 2019 on Strong Customer Authentication (SCA).

  4. Legal news
    14 April 2020
    Uncovering challenges, objectives and other factors influencing the energy industry
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/germany/besonderheiten-der-gerichtlichen-und-aussergerichtlichen-streitbeilegung

    Our associate Christopher Thiel deals with these and other factors influencing the energy industry and highlights the sensitive environment in which energy sales operate. To what extent do these influences bring new ...

  5. Legal news
    29 January 2019
    Works councils’ co-determination rights with respect to a company’s Twitter account
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/germany/works-councils-co-determination-rights-with-respect-to-a-companys-twitter-account

    Sec. 87 I No. 6 grants works councils a right for co-determination with respect to the implementation and use of any technical devices that allow for monitoring of employees.

  6. Legal news
    29 January 2019
    Brexit: No Deal! Far-reaching impact on employment of British Citizens in Germany
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/germany/far-reaching-impact-on-employment-of-british-citizens-in-germany

    On 15 January 2019, the British House of Commons rejected the potential exit agreement with the EU by an overwhelming majority. 432 MPs voted against the exit agreement, while only 202 were in favour of the deal. For ...

  7. Legal news
    30 September 2019
    Hotel Market Spotlight: Germany
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/germany/hotel-market-spotlight-germany

    It's not a secret that the hotel industry in Germany is booming. The past years have seen top figures in terms of the number of guests and overnight stays. Moreover, the German hotel market has become one of the most ...

  8. Legal news
    29 January 2019
    Limitation periods in employment contracts - Minimum wage entitlements must be excluded!
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/germany/limitation-periods-in-employment-contracts

    Limitation periods require the exclusion of any claims under the Minimum Wage Act. An employment contract clause pre-formulated by the employer, which covers the mutual claims from the employment relationship without ...

  9. Legal news
    21 August 2019
    PSD2: BaFin announces postponing SCA-rules for online credit card payments in Germany
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/germany/psd2-bafin-announces-postponing-sca-rules-for-online-credit-card-payments-in-germany

    The requirement of Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) for payment service providers was scheduled for 14 September 2019. Germany’s Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin), however, just announced it will not ...