Updated to include information on the income tax and social security treatment of company cars.
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.
An employment law guide to employee rights in Germany, covering hours of work, rest breaks and rest periods, Sunday work, holidays and holiday pay, maternity and pregnancy rights, parental leave, carer's leave, force majeure leave, part-time workers, fixed-term workers, temporary agency work, posted workers, transfers of undertakings, insolvency of employer and data protection.
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.
Useful online resources on employment law in Germany.
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.
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.
An employment law guide to training and development in Germany, covering apprenticeships and practical training.
An employment law guide to equal opportunities in Germany, covering exemptions, specific provisions, harassment and sexual harassment, victimisation, positive action, and remedies and penalties.
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.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to Germany.