April 9, 2020

Corona virus – an employment law challenge

The corona virus is omnipresent. The appearance of the COVID-19 virus in Germany has led to considerable economic difficulties. Customers are avoiding shops, guests in restaurants, hotels are staying away, and businesses are having problems delivering new goods for production. The governing parties of the Grand Coalition recently agreed on a comprehensive package to cushion the economic consequences of the corona virus crisis, which, in addition to numerous investment measures, provides for the lowering of the hurdles for the receipt of short-time work benefits. The regulations will come into force in April 2020 and are initially limited until the end of 2020. However, the employer must also consider the further rights and obligations of the parties to the employment relationship.

In the following, we would like to inform you about the basic rights and obligations of the parties to the employment relationship as well as the basic requirements for ordering short-time work and granting short-time work compensation. Read more here: Corona – German labour and employment law perspective michels.pmks 09.04.2020

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Dr. Marcus Michels

Registered Employment Law Specialist