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Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek Dear readers,

On June 7, 2019, the German Bundestag adopted the Act on the Immigration of Skilled Workers. We are presenting the law to you in this issue.

For the first time, Baden-Württemberg State Labor Court heard a case about employee rights to information and disclosure of personal data against employers.

There is also an interesting new Directive from Brussels and, finally, several labor court rulings that are worth reading.

I wish you an interesting reading.

Dr. Sascha Schewiola

The new German Skilled Worker Immigration Act 
In order to make Germany more appealing to skilled international workers and meet the increasing demand for skilled workers by way of labor-based migration, the German Parliament (Bundestag) adopted the Skilled Worker Immigration Act (FEG) on June 7, 2019...
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Employee’s right of information and disclosure of their recorded personal information 
Pursuant to Art. 15(1) GDPR, the employee may request information and a copy of the personal information which the employer has recorded of him/her. A general refusal by the employer to provide information or hand over the information...
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Employers must also draw attention to claims for remaining vacation days from previous calendar years
In their decision dated April 9, 2019 (4 Sa 242/18), the Cologne LAG implemented the requirements of a high-profile decision by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) made in November 2018 according to which a directive-compliant interpretation of Sec. 7 German Federal Vacation Act...
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Survivors’ benefits - Minimum duration of marriage
A clause in a preworded pension commitment stipulating a minimum of ten years of marriage as per the date of death as a prerequisite for the disbursement of survivors’ benefits violates German general terms and conditions law and is thus void and invalid...
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Orientation Internship of up to three months without minimum wage may be completed during different periods
The plaintiff and the defendant, who operates a horse-riding facility, agreed on a three-month internship for career orientation (professional horse farmer; Pferdewirt). The internship started on October 6, 2015.
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Directive on transparent and predictable working conditions in the European Union 
On 16 April 2019, the European Parliament adopted a new Directive aimed at ensuring transparent and reliable working conditions for employees in the area of crowdworking...
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Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek and Beck Academy invite you to attend the “Summer Seminar Employment Law“ that will be held in August 2019. The course will introduce you to the systematics and basics of German employment law in a compact format. Register now!

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