Works council elections will be held in many companies throughout Germany until May 31, 2022. Having already reported on the changes in the German Works Council Election procedure, in this article we would like to draw your attention to the possible special protection against dismissal in connection with the works council elections.
At the German Conference of Minister Presidents, the federal and state governments agreed to amend the Infection Protection Act (IfSG) with the elimination of most COVID-19 protective measures. The decision is part of the “three-step” plan to open up the country during the COVID-19 pandemic, which was already agreed on February 16, 2022.
Due to the worrisome situation in Ukraine, many Ukrainians are currently leaving their home country and fleeing to the EU, including Germany. More than 160,000 Ukrainian refugees (as of March 16, 2022) have already been registered in Germany. Despite the main humanitarian concern and the further course of the conflict, many refugees, but also companies in Germany, are wondering whether and how the Ukrainians who fled can be supported and integrated into the German labor market on short notice.
International Women’s Day, which draws attention to women’s rights and gender equality worldwide, has been celebrated since 1911. Inequalities often still exist for women, particularly in the working environment. In order to counteract this drawback of the legislator, a number of important employment law innovations have been enacted in the recent years, which are presented below:
Since the beginning of the Corona pandemic, there have repeatedly been high death rates in hospitals and care facilities in the event of an outbreak of COVID-19 infections, as very elderly and persons with preexisting conditions are affected with above-average frequency by a severe course of the disease.