Employment Law Germany

Short course


£ 550 + VAT


  • Type

    Short course

  • Duration

    1 Day

This seminar provides key insights into the employment law framework governing Germany and through a case study led approach equips participants with the skills and knowledge to operate for success in this country. You will also gain access to an expert who will advise you on latest changes and key issues HR must be aware of. Suitable for: Company directors, personnel and HR managers, employee relations professionals, in-house counsel, lawyers, line managers and anyone with responsibility for staff in Germany

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  • Employment Law Germany
  • HR Practices

Teachers and trainers (1)

Frank  Achilles

Frank Achilles

Employment Partner

Course programme

09:30 - An overview of the employment law framework in Germany
· Setting the scene: Germany's labour market and legal framework
· What is so different about German employment law?
· Current trends and developments

10:15 - Hiring employees, background screening and contracts of employment

· Practical advice on drafting terms and conditions of employment
· An update on annual leave, working time, employee remuneration, sick pay, holiday entitlement
· References
· Cost of employing in Germany - social security contributions and typical contractual benefits

11:15 - Coffee

11:30 - Day to day employee management
· Highlighting some key differences in approach
· Equal treatment of employees : what is the situation in Germany?
· Understanding the Equal Treatment Act and the scope of provisions
· Discipline and grievances: key differences to the position in the UK

12:30 - Lunch

13:30 - Collective bargaining and relationships with trade unions
· Working with the works council: the relationship, pre-conditions and participation rights
· Understanding how the works council becomes involved in personnel matters: preparing your HR team
· Dismissal consultation: the rules

14:30 - Termination of employment

· Ways of terminating employment
· General unfair dismissal protection
· Special dismissal protection and works council involvement
· Employment tribunals

15:30 - Tea

15:45 - What's on the horizon?
· Future developments in labour law
· Concerns for employers

16:15 - Questions and answers

16:30 - End of seminar

Employment Law Germany

£ 550 + VAT