Effective 1 August 2022, the German Act on the Notification of Conditions Governing the Employment Relationship (Nachweisgesetz – NachwG) will be updated.

The new law recently passed the legislative process. It still needs to be executed by the Federal President and published, but this will likely happen by end of July 2022 at the

Impact of the EU sanctions against Russia on employers in Germany.

Early in 2022, the European Union enacted several Regulations in quick succession to impose far-reaching sanctions on Russia as a reaction to the conflict with Ukraine. These sanctions can also have an impact on employment relationships in Germany which involve any activities that are

Increases in minimum wage and marginal earnings threshold – well-intentioned gesture or risk for the economy?

At the start of its legislative period, the new federal government set itself ambitious goals of reforming the labour market and the social system. One of the key points of the election campaign was that more justice and respect

The conversation around menopause in the workplace has been amplified recently, with weekly press reports stating that an increasing number of companies are taking steps to support employees who are going through the menopause.

Recent examples include a major high street retailer announcing last month that they would be paying for employees’ hormone replacement therapy

In the latest episode of our Employment Podcast, Chris Fisher and Miriam Bruce look at three recent cases:

  • whether a 12 month non-compete covenant could be enforced against a solicitor (either through the covenant in their employment contract or the slightly wider covenant in their shareholder agreement);
  • whether a resignation becomes a dismissal if the

The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has published a revised version of its code of practice on contribution notices. TPR has updated the code to cover the two new grounds for issuing a contribution notice – the employer insolvency and employer resources tests. The updated code came into force on 25 November.

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