Germany

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  • Germany: Pay and benefits

    Type:
    International manual

    Updated to include information on the national minimum wage rate and income tax and social security thresholds applicable in 2017.

  • Germany: Employee rights

    Type:
    International manual

    Updated to include information on temporary agency workers' rights to equal pay and working conditions and limitations on the duration of their work assignments, effective from 1 April 2017.

  • Date:
    13 July 2016
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    Theresa May, the UK's incoming Prime Minister, has vowed to put worker representatives on boards of major companies. What influence would worker representatives have on a business? Ashok Kanani examines how the system of worker representation operates in Germany.

  • Germany: Termination of employment

    Type:
    International manual

    An employment law guide to termination of employment in Germany, covering notice periods, unfair dismissal - general, unfair dismissal - operational grounds, unfair dismissal - conduct-related grounds, unfair dismissal - grounds related to the employees' person, redundancy rights and references.

  • Germany: Useful online resources on employment law

    Type:
    International manual

    Useful online resources on employment law in Germany.

  • Germany: Recruitment and selection

    Type:
    International manual

    An employment law guide to recruitment and selection in Germany, covering discrimination, advertising vacancies, selection, young people and children, employment of people with severe disabilities and foreign nationals.

  • Germany: Contracts of employment

    Type:
    International manual

    An employment law guide to contracts of employment in Germany, covering types of contract, written statement of terms of employment, standard business terms and employment contracts, and dismissal for variation of contract.

  • Germany: Training and development

    Type:
    International manual

    An employment law guide to training and development in Germany, covering apprenticeships and practical training.

  • Germany: Equal opportunities

    Type:
    International manual

    An employment law guide to equal opportunities in Germany, covering exemptions, specific provisions, harassment and sexual harassment, victimisation, positive action, and remedies and penalties.

  • Germany: Employee representation

    Type:
    International manual

    An employment law guide to employee representation in Germany, covering dual system, works council elections and membership, works council members' protection and facilities, works council's duties, works council's rights, conciliation committee, works council information for employees, company and group works councils, youth and trainee representative body, representation of people with disabilities, European Works Councils and board-level representation.

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