Federal Labor Court Decision: No wage claim of marginally employed persons in the event of a temporary closure of the company due to a corona lockdown

In a ruling dated October 13, 2021 (5 AZR 211/21), the Federal Labor Court (Bundesarbeitsgericht, BAG) decided that employees are not entitled to wage payments if the employer has to temporarily close its business as a result of a government-imposed general “lockdown” to combat the Coronavirus pandemic.

COVID: Unvaccinated employees without lost earnings compensation?

While the first European countries (e.g. Italy and France) are introducing regulations that (fully or largely) only allow employees who have been vaccinated or currently tested against COVID-19 to enter the workplace, such a regulation is not currently in sight in Germany, despite persistently high infection figures.

Corona update: regulations for employees returning from vacation, vaccination during working hours, and application of the 3G rule in the workplace

The summer vacation season attracts many travelers to popular destinations abroad, which may have been declared high-risk areas due to rising infection rates and the spread of the delta variant. We explain under which conditions employers are obliged to pay compensation in the event of an officially ordered quarantine or a Corona infection.