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Name: Act on the Standardization of Notice Periods for Dismissal of Workers and Employees.
Country: Germany
Subject(s): Employment security, termination of employment
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1993-10-07
Entry into force:
Published on: Bundesgesetzblatt Part I, 1993-10-14, No. 52, pp. 1668-1670
ISN: DEU-1993-L-36495
Bibliography: Bundesgesetzblatt Part I, 1993-10-14, No. 52, pp. 1668-1670
Abstract/Citation: Shortens the period of advance notice of dismissal for employees (previously a minimum of 6 weeks) and lengthens that for workers (previously a minimum of 2 weeks) by providing for a basic minimum period of 4 weeks' advance notice, applicable to everyone. The same advance notice shall be given to employees by wage-earners when they resign. Provides that, during the probation period, which cannot exceed 6 months, the period for advance notice is 2 weeks for both dismissal and resignation. Sets out that seniority is calculated beginning from the age of 25 years.

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