Changes to German Employment Law in 2020 Taylor Wessing European Union, Germany, United Kingdom January 28 2020 Higher minimum wage and increase minimum wage for … Employment Rate in Germany remained unchanged at 75.80 percent in the second quarter of 2020 from 75.80 percent in the first quarter of 2020. This article focuses on employment law issues that German companies may face during the pandemic, specifically in respect of short-time work benefits, home office work, salary payments during work absences, vacation time and medical information regarding COVID-19. Employment Rate in Germany averaged 69.55 percent from 1992 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 77 percent in the third quarter of 2019 and a record low of 63.60 percent in the second quarter of 1997. Due to their serious consequences, dismissals must be declared clearly and unambiguously. 5 January 2021 November 2020: employment slightly down on the previous month. Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP The will to end an employment relationship, and the point in time at which it should end, must therefore be stated with absolute clarity in the dismissal notice. March 19, 2020 Issue: March 2020 GERMANY - Crowdworkers Are Not Employees Under German Employment Law Article first published at the Orrick Employment Law and Litigation Blog (reprinted here with permission of author and original publisher). Orrick's 101 - Employment Law In Germany - Employers' Essentials (2020 Edition) Louisa Kallhoff , Marianna Karapetyan , Dr. André Zimmermann LL.M. Some of those changes are already certain due to a change in statutory law, while others can only be predicted at this time. Please find below an overview of the most common questions on German labor and employment law issues our clients are asking in the context of COVID-19. This temporary exemption is valid with immediate effect as of 9 March 2020, and is initially valid for four weeks. Our latest employment newsletter “Arbeitsrecht Highlights” covers COVID-19 related legal issues. As the new year begins, it is a good time to look at key developments in German labor and employment law in 2019 and look ahead in 2020. The new year 2020 is just around the corner and will bring about some changes with regard to German labour and employment law. This German employment law training course is relevant to international HR managers and directors in the UK who have responsibility for employees in Germany. You are referred to our webinar “Arbeitsrecht aktuell” on 12 November 2020, which will cover further topics of German employment law. It will also be useful to managers and directors who anticipate entering the German market and who need to be aware of their responsibilities to their people. 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