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  1. Germany - - Law, Act

    Act to improve the qualifications prospects and to establish more protection in unemployment insurance (Qualification Prospects Act) (BGBl I 48/2018) (Gesetz zur Stärkung der Chancen für Qualifizierung und für mehr Schutz in der Arbeitslosenversicherung (Qualifizierungschancengesetz)) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2018-12-18 | Date of entry into force: 2019-01-01 | Date of gradual entry into force: 2020-01-01 | DEU-2018-L-109095

    Aim of the Act is to expand employees digitalization skills and therefore be them prepared for digitalization transformation in the job market. Federal Employment Agency is to support employees in such continuing education projects: i.e. covers part of the training costs, also employers receive subsidies for releasing worker for training during working hours (level of subsidies depends on of the size of enterprise).
    Article 1. Amendment to the Social Code — Book III — Employment Promotion: §31 Principles of vocational counseling; §82 employees vocational training
    Article 2. Further amendments to the Social Code — Book III
    Article 3. Amendment to the Social Code — Book II -Basic Security for Job seeker
    Article 4. Amendment to the Social Code — Book IV
    Article 4a. Amendment to the Act on Old-age insurance for Farmers
    Article 4b. Amendment to the Act to promote agricultural employment
    Article 4c. Amendment to the Second Farmers' Sickness Insurance Act
    Article 4d. Amendment to the Civil Code
    Article 4e. Amendment to the Works Constitution Act
    Article 4f. Amendment to the Collective Agreements Act
    Article 4g. Amendment to the Act on work at home
    Article 5. Further amendments
    Article 6. Entry into force.

  2. Germany - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation on the flat-rate net remuneration for short-time working for 2019 (BGBl i 46/2018) (Verordnung über die pauschalierten Nettoentgelte für das Kurzarbeitergeld für das Jahr 2019) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2018-12-17 | Date of entry into force: 2019-01-01 | DEU-2018-R-109093

    § 1 Flat rate net pay (specific figures for the year 2019 are given in annex 1.)
    § 2 Consideration of Factor Procedure (given in annex 2)
    § 3 Entry into force, expiry

  3. Germany - - Law, Act

    Tenth Act to amend the Second Book of Social Code - Creating new opportunities for long-term unemployed to participate in the general and social labour market (Participation Opportunity Act) (BGBl I 47/2018) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2018-12-17 | Date of entry into force: 2019-01-01 | Date of partial end of application: 2025-01-01 | DEU-2018-L-109094

    Provisions of the Act are to enable long term unemployed regain access to the job market.
    Article 1. Amendment to the Social Code — Book II:
    § 16e Inclusion of the long-term unemployed: Beneficiaries of Unemployment allowance II out of work for at least two years can claim wage subsidies: 75% of the salary in the first year and 50% in second. Subsidy is accompanied by a compulsory vocational couching lasting at least six months
    § 16i Participation in the labor market: conditions to be met for wage subsidy
    Article 2. Amendment to the Social Code — Book II
    Article 3. Entry into force.

  4. Germany - - Law, Act

    Act to further develop Part Time Work law - Introduction of a bridge part-time (BGBl I 45/2018) (Gesetz zur Weiterentwicklung des Teilzeitrechts - Einführung einer Brückenteilzeit ) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2018-12-11 | Date of entry into force: 2019-01-01 | DEU-2018-L-109091

    Act introduces a concept of temporary part-time work -bridge part-time.
    Article 1. Amendment to the Act on part-time and temporary work:
    -new § 9a -employees are entitled to a time-limited reduction of their working time (bridge part time) for raising children or caring for relatives or other reasons. Bridge part time can last one year up to five years. availability of bridge part time depends on the size of company (with more than 200 employees, in small business up to 45 no bridge option, for medium-sized companies applies a specific rule)
    Article 2. Amendment to the Social Code - Book IV - General Rules for Social Security: makes recognition of the new § 9a from article 1.
    Article 3. Entry into force.

  5. Germany - - Law, Act

    Act to reduce social security contributions of insured in the statutory health insurance (Insured Relief Act)(BGBl I 45/2018) (Gesetz zur Beitragsentlastung der Versicherten in der gesetzlichen Krankenversicherung (GKV-Versichertenentlastungsgesetz - GKV-VEG)) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2018-12-11 | Date of entry into force: 2018-12-15 | Date of gradual entry into force: 2020-01-01 | DEU-2018-L-109092

    Contributions to the statutory health insurance will be paid equally by employees and employers, or pensioners and pension institution. Self-employed with low incomes are to significantly relieved (payment on the basis of minimum contribution base), also contribution debts reduced.
    Article 1. Amendment to the Social Code - Book V -
    Article 2. Further amendment to the Social Code - Book V
    Article 3. Amendment to the Social Code - Book VI
    Article 4. Amendment to the Social Code - Book VII
    Article 5. Amendment to the Social Code - Book XI
    Article 6. Amendment to the Act Establishing the Social Security of the Agriculture, Forestry and Horticulture Sectors
    Article 7. Amendment to the Second Farmers' Sickness Insurance Act
    Article 8. Amendment to the Act on Old-age insurance for Farmers
    Article 9. Amendment to the Performers' Social Insurance Act
    Article 10. Amendment to the Soldiers Act
    Article 11. Amendment to the Military Pensions Act
    Article 11a. Amendment to the Act on Aptitude Exercises with Armed Forces
    Article 12. Amendment to the Assistance Act
    Article 13. Amendment to the Contributions Procedure Regulation
    Article 14. Entry into force and expiration.

  6. Germany - - Law, Act

    Third Act to amend the Asylum Act (BGBl I 43.2018) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2018-12-04 | Date of entry into force: 2018-12-12 | DEU-2018-L-109090

    Amendment of the § 73 3a: provions impose cooperation requirement on foreigner when reviewing asylum application or in cases of granting refugee status.
    Failure to comply with cooperation requirement may result in revoking application.

  7. Germany - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation on protection against the harmful effects of ionizing radiation (Radiation Protection Regulation)(BGBl I 41/2018) (Verordnung zum Schutz vor der schädlichen Wirkung ionisierender Strahlung (Strahlenschutzverordnung - StrlSchV) ) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2018-11-29 | Date of entry into force: 2018-12-31 | DEU-2018-R-109089

    Regulation contains guidelines for protection against radon in living and working areas as well as for occupational and medical radiation protection.
    Part I. Definitions of terms
    Part II. Radiation protection in case of planned exposure situations
    Part III. Radiation protection in case of emergency exposure situations
    Part IV. Radiation protection in existing exposure situations
    Part V. Provisions on general situation of exposure
    Part VI. Final provisions.

  8. Germany - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation establishing dose levels for early Emergency Protective Measures (Emergency Dose Regulation) (BGBl I 41/2018) (Verordnung zur Festlegung von Dosiswerten für frühe Notfallschutzmaßnahmen (Notfall-Dosiswerte-Verordnung - NDWV)) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2018-11-29 | Date of entry into force: 2018-12-31 | DEU-2018-R-109122

    § 1 Scope of application
    § 2 Request to stay in buildings
    § 3 Request to intake of iodine tablets
    § 4 Evacuation
    § 5 Corresponding application of the Radiation Protection Regulation

  9. Germany - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation on requirements and procedures for disposal of radioactive waste (Nuclear Waste Disposal Regulation)(BGBl I 41/2018) (Verordnung über Anforderungen und Verfahren zur Entsorgung radioaktiver Abfälle (Atomrechtliche Entsorgungsverordnung - AtEV) ) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2018-11-29 | Date of entry into force: 2018-12-31 | DEU-2018-R-109123

    § 1 Seizure and destination
    § 2 Obligations to record
    § 3 Treatment and Packaging
    § 4 Obligations on delivery and receipt
    § 5 Delivery obligations
    § 6 Exceptions from the delivery obligations
    § 7 Temporary storage
    § 8 Prohibitions of bypassing
    § 9 Radiation protection regulations
    § 10 Administrative offenses
    § 11 Transitional provisions.

  10. Germany - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation on protection against harmful effects of non-ionizing radiation on humans (BGBl I 41/2018) (Verordnung zum Schutz vor schädlichen Wirkungen nichtionisierender Strahlung bei der Anwendung am Menschen (NiSV)) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2018-11-29 | Date of entry into force: 2018-12-31 | DEU-2018-R-109124

    § 1 Scope of application
    § 2 Definitions
    § 3 General operating requirements
    § 4 Expertise
    § 5 Expertise on the use of laser equipment and intense light sources
    § 6 Expertise on the use of high frequency devices
    § 7 Expertise for the application of systems for electrical nerve and muscle stimulation and magnetic field stimulation
    § 8 Stimulation of the Central Nervous System
    § 9 Expertise on the use of ultrasound
    § 10 Expertise on the use of ultrasound in case of pregnancy
    § 11 Provisions for the use of Magnetic Resonance
    § 12 Administrative offenses

  11. Germany - - Law, Act

    Act on service improvement and stabilisation in the statutory pension insurance (BGBl I 40/2018) (RV-Leistungsverbesserungs- und -Stabilisierungsgesetz) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2018-11-28 | Date of entry into force: 2019-01-01 | DEU-2018-L-109084

    The main improvement of pension insurance consist of:
    -introduction of a double stop line in order to secure pension level and to stabilize pensions contributions
    maternity pensions II — extensions of child rising periods and waiting periods for children born before 1992
    -Extension of the compensation period for the disability pension or survivor's pension from current 62 years and 3 calendar months to 65. Years and 8 calendar months.
    Article 1. Amendment to the Social Code — Book VI
    Article 2. Amendment to the Professional Rehabilitation Act
    Article 3. Amendment to the Act on Old-age insurance for Farmers
    Article 4. Amendment to the Social Code — Book IV
    Article 5. Amendment to the Regulation for the Pension Insurance's contribution scheme
    Article 6. Further amendments
    Article 7. Entry into force.

  12. Germany - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Social Security Computation Regulation 2019 (BGBl I 40/2018) (Sozialversicherungs-Rechengrößenverordnung 2019) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2018-11-27 | Date of entry into force: 2019-01-01 | DEU-2018-R-109085

    Preamble
    § 1 Average fees in the pension insurance
    § 2 Reference values in social security
    § 3 Contribution assessment limits in the pension insurance
    § 4 Annual payment limits in health insurance
    § 5 Value of the contribution bases in joining areas
    § 6 Entry into force
    Final clause

  13. Germany - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Second Regulation to adjust the level of minimum wage (BGBl I 38/2018) (Zweite Mindestlohnanpassungsverordnung - MiLoV2) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2018-11-13 | Date of entry into force: 2019-01-01 | DEU-2018-R-109082

    Regulation sets the level of minimum wage:
    a) from 1 January 2019 at 9.19 euro per hour
    b) from 1 January 2020 at 9.35 euro per hour.

  14. Germany - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation on earned income determination in agriculture and forestry in 2019 (BGBl I 36/2018) (Arbeitseinkommenverordnung Landwirtschaft 2019 - AELV 2019) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2018-10-19 | Date of entry into force: 2018-10-30 | DEU-2018-R-109097

    Preamble
    1. Earned income determination
    2. Entry into force
    Final clause.

  15. Germany - - Law, Act

    Act to extend fixed provisions in the Employment Promotion Act; and to implement the Directive (EU) 2016/2102 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 October 2016 on the accessibility of the websites and mobile applications of public sector bodies (BGBl I 25/2018) (Gesetz zur Verlängerung befristeter Regelungen im Arbeitsförderungsrecht und zur Umsetzung der Richtlinie (EU) 2016/2102 über den barrierefreien Zugang zu den Websites und mobilen Anwendungen öffentlicher Stellen) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2018-07-10 | Date of entry into force: 2018-07-14 | DEU-2018-L-109081

    Article 1. Amendment to the Social Code - Book III: §§ 130-131; 133;142 extension up to 2021
    Article 1a. Amendment to the Social Code - Book X changes in numbering
    Article 2. Amendment to the Social Code - Book XII

  16. Germany - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation to determinate the Pension Values in the Statutory Pension Scheme and in the Pension Plans for Farmers as from July 1, 2018 (Pension Values Determination Regulation) (BGBl I 21/2018) (Verordnung zur Bestimmung der Rentenwerte in der gesetzlichen Rentenversicherung und in der Alterssicherung der Landwirte zum 1. Juli 2018 (Rentenwertbestimmungsverordnung 2018 - RWBestV 2018)) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2018-06-12 | Date of entry into force: 2018-07-01 | DEU-2018-R-108168

    Introductory formula
    § 1 Determination of current pension value and current pension value (East)
    § 2 Determination of the general pension value and the general pension value (East) in the old-age insurance of farmers
    § 3 Compensation requirements
    § 4 Adjustment factors in accident insurance
    § 5 Care allowance in accident insurance
    § 6 Entry into force
    Ending formula.

  17. Germany - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Arrangement for the transfer of official and budgetary responsibilities of the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth to the Federal Office for Family and Civil Society Affairs (BGBl I 21/2018) (Anordnung zur Übertragung beamten- und haushaltsrechtlicher Zuständigkeiten des Bundesministeriums für Familie, Senioren, Frauen und Jugend auf das Bundesamt für Familie und zivilgesellschaftliche Aufgaben (BAFzAZustAnO)) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2018-06-01 | Date of entry into force: 2018-06-14 | DEU-2018-R-108171

    Introductory formula
    § 1 Appointment and dismissal of civil servants
    § 2 Transfer of powers and responsibilities under the Federal Civil Service Act
    § 3 Transfer of responsibilities under the Federal Career Path Regulation
    § 4 Transfer of responsibilities under the Federal Wage Act
    § 5 Transfer of responsibilities under the Civil Service Pensions Act
    § 6 Transfer of responsibilities under the Federal Disciplinary Act
    § 7 Responsibility at transferring functions
    § 8 Transfer of responsibilities under the Working Time Regulation
    § 9 Transfer of powers and responsibilities in the area of budgeting, cash and accounting
    § 10 Transfer of responsibilities under other regulations
    § 11 Reservation Clause
    § 12 Entry into force, expiry.

  18. Germany - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation on the automated retrieval of child benefit data through the offices of civil service (Child Benefit Data Retrieval Regulation - BGBl I 15/2018) (Verordnung über den automatisierten Abruf von Kindergelddaten durch die Bezügestellen des öffentlichen Dienstes (Kindergelddaten-Abrufverordnung - KiGAbV)) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2018-04-24 | Date of entry into force: 2018-05-01 | DEU-2018-R-108167

    Introductory formula
    § 1 Scope of application
    § 2 Retrieval authorization
    § 3 Procedure of data retrieval
    § 4 Checking and documentation obligations
    § 5 Notification obligations
    § 6 Entry into force and expiry

  19. Germany - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation on the obligation to transfer, by the Federal Employment Agency, operating data to the highest Land authorities responsible for labor protection (Operating Data Transmission Regulation - BGBl I 15/2018) (Verordnung über die Verpflichtung der Bundesagentur für Arbeit zur Weiterleitung von Betriebsdaten an die für den Arbeitsschutz zuständigen obersten Landesbehörden (Betriebsdatenweiterleitungsverordnung - BDWV)) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2018-04-23 | Date of entry into force: 2018-07-01 | DEU-2018-R-108170

    § 1 Obligation of data tramsition to the supreme land authorities
    § 2 Entry into force

  20. Germany - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance for the transfer of responsibilities in the Areas of old age allowance for voluntary retiring federal service officials, judges and professional soldiers, as well as pension equalization for retired federal service officials, judges and professional soldiers (Old Age Benefits Equalization Ordinance - BGBl I 13/2018) (Anordnung zur Übertragung von Zuständigkeiten auf den Gebieten des Altersgeldes für freiwillig aus dem Bundesdienst ausscheidende Beamte, Richter und Berufssoldaten sowie des Versorgungsausgleichs der mit Altersgeldanspruch aus dem Bundesdienst ausgeschiedenen Beamten, Richtern und Berufssoldaten (Altersgeldzuständigkeitsanordnung - AltGZustAnO)) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2018-04-09 | Date of entry into force: 2018-01-01 | DEU-2018-R-108169

    Introductory formula
    § 1 Subject of the ordinance
    § 2 Determination of benefits under the Pensions' law
    § 3 Pension equalization and implementation of the federal pension sharing law
    § 4 Supply sharing
    § 5 Particularity of the Federal Chancellery
    § 6 Particularity of the Federal Ministry of Economy and Energy
    § 7 Particularity of the Federal Ministry of Defense
    § 8 Particularity of the Federal Ministry of Education and Science
    § 9 Particularity of the Federal Audit Office
    § 10 Local jurisdiction
    § 11 Decision on objections and representation of the employer in areas mentioned in §§ 2 to 4
    § 12 Submission obligations, correspondence
    § 13 Other legal matters
    § 14 Entry into force

  21. Germany - - Law, Act

    Act to extend the suspension of family reunification due to subsidiary protection (BGBl I 9/2018) (Gesetz zur Verlängerung der Aussetzung des Familiennachzugs zu subsidiär Schutzberechtigten) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2018-03-08 | Date of entry into force: 2018-03-16 | DEU-2018-L-108166

    Article 1. Amendment to the Residence Act allows family reunification, for foreigners holding right of residence on humanitarian grounds, with their adolescences family members. Such permissions shall be granted in the amount of one thousand per month.
    Article 2. Entry into force.

  22. Germany - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation on implementation of the § 118 Alinea 1, 1a and 2 of the Social Code - Book XII (Social Assistance Data Adjusting Regulation - BGBl i 7/2018) (Verordnung zur Durchführung des § 118 Absatz 1, 1a und 2 des Zwölften Buches Sozialgesetzbuch (Sozialhilfedatenabgleichsverordnung - SozhiDAV) ) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2018-02-20 | Date of entry into force: 2019-01-01 | DEU-2018-R-108165

    § 1 Scope of the regulation
    § 2 Selection of relevant cases and reconciliation period
    § 3 Transmission of request data records to intermediary
    § 4 Procedure at intermediary; Forwarding the requested data records
    § 5 Requirements for data transmission
    § 6 Automated data reconciliation at the information points
    § 7 Return of response records
    § 8 Further use of the response records
    § 9 Procedural principles
    § 10 Costs of the Intermediary
    § 11 Entry into force and expiry.

  23. Germany - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation to amend Maternity Protection and Parental Leave Regulation (BGBl I 6/2018) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2018-02-09 | Date of entry into force: 2018-01-01 | DEU-2018-R-108236

    Article 1. Amendments to the Maternity Protection and Parental Leave Regulation: concern below sections:
    § 1 General provisions
    § 2 Application of the Maternity Protection Act
    § 3 Remuneration in case of prohibition of employment, examinations and breastfeeding
    § 4 Dismissal during pregnancy, after a miscarriage and after delivery
    § 5 Prohibitions of employment during paternal leave
    § 6 Application of the Federal Parental Allowance and Parental Leave Act
    Article 2. Entry into force.

  24. Germany - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Order of the Board of the Federal Employment Agency on the delegation of powers in the field of civil servants' Provisions and Disciplinary rights (BGBl I 3/2018) (Anordnung des Vorstands der Bundesagentur für Arbeit über die Übertragung von Befugnissen auf dem Gebiet des Beamten-, Versorgungs- und Disziplinarrechts (BAZustAnO)) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2017-12-28 | Date of entry into force: 2018-01-19 | DEU-2017-R-108163

    I. Delegation of powers of the employees of the Federal Employment Agency:
    1. 1. Appointment, dismissal and retirement
    2. Official mail transmission
    3. Transfer, secondment, assignment and implementation
    4. Competence of the highest service authority
    5. Competence to re conciliate the contradictions
    6. Competence at legal actions
    7. Competence from Federal Disciplinary Law
    II. Caveat
    III. Final provisions.

  25. Germany - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation on the flat-rate net remuneration for short-time work allowance for 2018 (Verordnung über die pauschalierten Nettoentgelte für das Kurzarbeitergeld für das Jahr 2018) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2017-12-19 | Date of entry into force: 2018-01-01 | DEU-2017-R-106097

    § 1 Flat rate net pay (specific figures for the year 2018 are given in annex 1.)
    § 2 Consideration of Factor Procedure (given in annex 2)
    § 3 Entry into force, expiry.

  26. Germany - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation on formation of pension provisions through the Social Security of the Agriculture, Forestry and Horticulture Sectors (Verordnung zur Bildung von Altersrückstellungen durch die Sozialversicherung für Landwirtschaft, Forsten und Gartenbau (SVLFG-Altersrückstellungsverordnung - SVLFG-AltRückV)) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2017-11-06 | Date of entry into force: 2017-11-15 | DEU-2017-R-106068

    Introduction
    § 1 Formation of pension provisions
    § 2 Amount and review of allocation rates
    § 3 Payment schemes
    § 4 Transitional provisions
    § 5 Entry into force

  27. Germany - - Law, Act

    Act to protect the collective social insurance schemes (Second Social Insurance Protection Act). (Gesetz zur Sicherung der tarifvertraglichen Sozialkassenverfahren (Zweites Sozialkassenverfahrensicherungsgesetz - SokaSiG2) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2017-09-01 | Date of entry into force: 2017-09-08 | DEU-2017-L-106067

    Part 1. Painting and varnisher craft
    Part 2. Roof Craft
    Part 3. Scaffolding craft
    Part 4. Stonemason and stone sculptor crafts
    Part 5. Concrete production industry in North-west Germany
    Part 6. Industrial minerals industry, concrete block and brick industry in Bavaria
    Part 7. Baking craft
    Part 8. Bread and bakery industry
    Part 9. Newspapers
    Part 10. Gardening, landscaping and sports ground construction
    Part 11. Agriculture and Forestry
    Part 12. Final and general provisions.

  28. Germany - - Law, Act

    Act to strengthen occupational pensions and to amend other Acts (Occupational Pensions Strengthening Act) (Ge­setz zur Stär­kung der be­trieb­li­chen Al­ters­ver­sor­gung und zur Än­de­rung an­de­rer Ge­set­ze (Be­triebs­ren­ten­stär­kungs­ge­setz)) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2017-08-17 | Date of entry into force: 2018-01-01 | DEU-2017-L-106066

    The Act widens the range of occupational pensions provision on a voluntary basis, especially at medium-size enterprises and low-income businesses. Through collective bargaining pension agreement higher level of care and acceptance among employees might be achieved.
    Act focuses on improving tax and social security conditions for company pension schemes, introduces "pure contribution commitments" and so-called "option systems".

  29. Germany - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation on working time in Inland Waterway Transport. (Binnenschifffahrts-Arbeitszeitverordnung - BinSchArbZV) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2017-07-19 | Date of entry into force: 2017-08-01 | DEU-2017-R-106065

    The Regulation implements the EU Council Directive 2014/112/EU (of 19 December 2014 implementing the European Agreement concerning certain aspects of the organisation of working time in inland waterway transport, concluded by the European Barge Union (EBU), the European Skippers Organisation (ESO) and the European Transport Workers' Federation (ETF)).
    § 1 Scope of application
    § 2 Implementation of Hours of Work Act
    § 3 Definitions
    § 4 Working time
    § 5 Rest breaks
    § 6 Rest period
    § 7 Working and rest days
    § 8 Seasonal work in passenger shipping
    § 9 Emergencies
    § 10 Record keeping requirement
    § 11 Occupational medicine examination
    § 12 Working rhythm, health and safety protection
    § 13 Deviating provisions
    § 14 Regulatory offences
    § 15 Enrty into force.

  30. Germany - - Law, Act

    Act to combat child marriages. (Gesetz zur Bekämpfung von Kinderehen) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2017-07-17 | Date of entry into force: 2017-07-22 | DEU-2017-L-106046

    The Act protect underage persons from forced marriages: the age of consent is to be increased from 16 to 18 years.
    -cases when one of spouses has not reached 16 years of age are not to valid, envisaged also residence and refuges penalties.
    Article 1. Amendment to the Civil Code:
    -§ 1303 Marriageable age
    -§ 1411 Marriage contract
    Article 2. Amendment to the Introductory Law of the Civil Code:
    -§ 44 Transitional provisions to the Act to combat child marriages
    Article 3. Amendment to the Civil Status Act:
    -§ 11 Jurisdiction and Registry office restriction
    Article 4. Amendment to the Asylum Act
    Article 5. Amendment to the Residence Act
    Article 6. amendment to the Judicial Officer Act
    Article 7. Amendment to the Act on Proceedings in Family Matters and in Matters of Non-contentious Jurisdiction:
    -§ 129a Principles of Priority and Expediting Proceedings
    Article 8. Amendment to the Act on Registered Life Partnerships
    Article 9. Amendment to the Social Code - Book VIII
    Article 10. Evaluation
    Article 11. Entry into force

  31. Germany - - Law, Act

    Act to improve pension benefits for reduced earning capacity and to amend other Acts. (Gesetz zur Verbesserung der Leistungen bei Renten wegen verminderter Erwerbsfähigkeit und zur Änderung anderer Gesetze (EM-Leistungsverbesserungsgesetz)) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2017-07-17 | Date of entry into force: 2017-07-22 | DEU-2017-L-106047

    The aim of the law is to better protect persons with a reduced ability to work, by extending the time of accrual for pensions incrementally to the completed 65th year of age. In the long term, they are treated as if they had worked three years longer than before.
    Article 1. Amendment to the Social Code - Book VI
    Article 2. Amendment to the Act on Old-age insurance for Farmer
    Article 3. Amendment to the Social Code - Book IX
    Article 4. Amendment to the Act on the Protection against Dismissal
    Article 5. Amendment to the Act on European Works Council
    Article 6. Amendment to the Works Constitution Act
    Article 7. Amendment to the Regulation for the Pension Insurance's contribution scheme
    Article 8. Entry into force

  32. Germany - - Law, Act

    Act to secure employees rights in the meat industry. (Gesetz zur Sicherung von Arbeitnehmerrechten in der Fleischwirtschaft (GSA Fleisch)) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2017-07-17 | Date of entry into force: 2017-07-25 | DEU-2017-L-106062

    § 1 Purpose of the Law
    § 2 Scope of application
    § 3 Liability of social insurance contributions
    § 4 Work equipment, protective clothing and personal protective equipment
    § 5 Calculation and payment of wages, prohibition of offsetting unpaid wages
    § 6 Requirement of documenting work related matters
    § 7 Penalty provisions

  33. Germany - - Law, Act

    Act on the termination of pensions adjustment (Pensions Adjustment Termination Act). (Gesetz über den Abschluss der Rentenüberleitung (Rentenüberleitungs-Abschlussgesetz)) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2017-07-17 | Date of entry into force: 2018-07-01 | Date of gradual entry into force: 2026-02-01 | DEU-2017-L-106063

    From 2025 pensions will be calculated uniformly throughout Germany. Pension value in the East region will be gradually adjusted to the pension value applicable in the West. The alignment will take place from 7 July 2018, in seven steps.
    Article 1. Amendment to the Social Code - Book VI
    Article 2. Amendment to the Social Code - Book III
    Article 3. Amendment to the Social Code - Book IV
    Article 4. Amendment to the Social Code - Book VII
    Article 5. Amendment to the Social Code - Book XII
    Article 6. Amendment to the Act on regulation of foreign pensions.
    Article 7. Amendment to the Act on Old-age insurance for Farmers
    Article 8. Amendment to the Transitory Pensions Act
    Article 9. Amendment to the Act on Pension Rights Adjustment
    Article 9a. Amendment to the German Red Cross Act
    Article 10. Amendment to the Regulation on data collection and transmission
    Article 11. Amendment to the Regulation on reimbursement of expenses under the Claims and Provisions Transfer Act
    Article 12. Entry into force.

  34. Germany - - Law, Act

    Act on Council of Europe Convention of 11th May 2011 on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence. - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2017-07-17 | Date of entry into force: 2017-07-27 | DEU-2017-L-106098

    The Convention entries into power for the Federal German Republic.
    The Act provides official German version of the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence. The above Convention entries into power.

  35. Germany - - Law, Act

    Act on the Agreement of 12 January 2017 between the Federal Republic of Germany and Republic of Moldova on social security. (Gesetz zu dem Abkommen vom 12. Januar 2017 zwischen der Bundesrepublik Deutschland und der Republik Moldau über Soziale Sicherheit) - Act on-line in German/Moldovan

    Adoption: 2017-07-17 | Date of entry into force: 2017-07-28 | INT-2017-L-106099

    Part I. General provisions
    Part II. Applicable legislation
    Part III. Special provisions:
    -Chapter 1 Pension insurance
    -Chapter 2 Insurance against Work accident and occupational disease
    Part IV. Various provisions
    -Chapter 1 Administrative and judicial assistance
    -Chapter 2 Implementation and interpretation of the Agreement
    Part V. Transitional and final provisions.
    Final Protocol to the Agreement between the Federal Republic of Germany and Republic of Moldova on social security.

  36. Germany - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation on determination of earnings in Agriculture and Forestry for the year 2018. (Verordnung zur Ermittlung des Arbeitseinkommens aus der Land- und Forstwirtschaft für das Jahr 2018 (Arbeitseinkommenverordnung Landwirtschaft 2018 - AELV 2018)) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2017-07-07 | Date of entry into force: 2017-07-13 | DEU-2017-R-106045

    § 1 Earned Income determination
    § 2 Entry into force

  37. Germany - - Law, Act

    Act promoting remuneration transparency between women and Men (Transparency of Remuneration Act). (Gesetz zur Förderung der Entgelttransparenz zwischen Frauen und Männern (Entgelttransparenzgesetz - EntgTranspG)) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2017-06-30 | Date of entry into force: 2017-07-06 | DEU-2017-L-106044

    Section 1 General provisions
    Section 2 Individual procedures to verify transparency
    Section 3 Operational procedures to verify and create transparency
    Section 4 Reporting obligations for employers
    Section 5 Evaluation, duties of Equal Opportunities Officer, transitional provisions

  38. Germany - - Law, Act

    Act on protection against harmful effects of exposure to ionising radiation (Radiation Protection Act). (Gesetz zum Schutz vor der schädlichen Wirkung ionisierender Strahlung (Strahlenschutzgesetz - StrlSchG)) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2017-06-27 | Date of entry into force: 2017-10-01 | DEU-2017-L-106042

    Part I General provisions
    Part II Radiation protection in case of planned exposure situations
    -Chapter 1 Principles of radiation protection
    -Chapter 2 Prior inspection of radioactive substances or ionising radiation
    -Chapter 3 Clearance
    -Chapter 4 Operational organisation of radiation protection
    -Chapter 5 Conditions of carrying out of the activity
    -Chapter 6 Notification and information requirements
    Part III Radiation protection in cases of emergency exposure
    -Chapter 1 Emergency management system at the federal and state level
    -Chapter 2 Protection of emergency forces
    Part IV Radiation protection in case of existing
    exposure situations
    -Chapter 1 Exposure situations existing after an emergency
    -Chapter 2 Protection against radon
    -Chapter 3 Protection against radioactivity in construction products
    -Chapter 4 Radioactively contaminated areas
    -Chapter 5 Other existing exposure situations
    Part V Exposure situations - universal provisions
    -Chapter 1 Monitoring of environmental radioactivity
    -Chapter 2 Further provisions
    Part VI Radiation protection supervision, administrative procedure
    Part VII Administrative authority
    Part VIII Final provisions
    -Chapter 1 Penalty provision
    -Chapter 2 Transitional provisions

  39. Germany - - Law, Act

    Act to regulate secondment deployed in civilian crisis prevention (Secondment Act). (Gesetz zur Regelung von Sekundierungen im Rahmen von Einsätzen der zivilen Krisenprävention (Sekundierungsgesetz - SekG)) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2017-06-27 | Date of entry into force: 2017-07-05 | DEU-2017-L-106043

    Section 1. General provisions
    § 1 Personal dimension, subsidiary
    § 2 Definitions
    § 3 Contract of secondment
    § 4 Seconding Organisations
    Section 2. Benefits to the seconded persons
    § 5 Old-age provisions
    § 6 Insurance against illness and long-term care
    § 7 Insurance against liability risks
    § 8 Travel costs
    § 9 Additional contractual services
    § 10 Insurance continuation
    Section 3. Unemployment benefits after the secondment period
    § 11 Compensation provisions of employment promotion
    § 12 Transitional provisions.

  40. Germany - - Law, Act

    Act on protection of mothers at work, education and studies (Maternity Protection Act). (Gesetz zum Schutz von Müttern bei der Arbeit, in der Ausbildung und im Studium (Mutterschutzgesetz - MuSchG)) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2017-05-23 | Date of entry into force: 2018-01-01 | DEU-2017-L-106041

    Section 1 General provisions
    Section 2 Health protection
    -subsection 1 Occupational health protection
    -subsection 2 Operational health and safety
    -subsection 3 Medical health protection
    Section 3 Protection against dismissal
    Section 4 Benefits
    Section 5 Implementation of the Law
    Section 6 Fines and penal provisions
    Section 7 Final provisions.

  41. Germany - - Law, Act

    Act to protect collective social insurance provisions in the construction sector (Social Insurance Protection Act). (Gesetz zur Sicherung der Sozialkassenverfahren im Baugewerbe (Sozialkassenverfahrensicherungsgesetz - SokaSiG)) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2017-05-16 | Date of entry into force: 2017-05-25 | DEU-2017-L-106040

    § 1 Vocational training in construction sector
    § 2 Supplementary pensions in construction sector
    § 3 Vacation regulations for construction sector
    § 4 Vacation regulations for construction sector in Bayern
    § 5 Vocational training process in construction in Berlin
    § 6 Social expenses reimbursement
    § 7 Collective social insurance in construction sector
    § 8 Reporting procedures in construction sector in Berlin
    § 9 Termination of the collective agreement
    § 10 Scope of application
    § 11 Validity of collective bargaining norms
    § 12 Enforcement under civil law
    § 13 Relationship to general liability under the Collective Bargaining Act
    § 14 Entry into force.

  42. Germany - - Law, Act

    Act on implementation of the European Union residence regulations for labour migration. (Gesetzes zur Umsetzung aufenthaltsrechtlicher Richtlinien der Europäischen Union zur Arbeitsmigration) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2017-05-12 | Date of entry into force: 2017-08-01 | DEU-2017-L-106039

    The aim of the Act is to implement the EU Directives on the conditions of entry and residence of third-country nationals:
    - for the purposes of research, studies, training, voluntary service, pupil exchange schemes or educational projects and au pairing,
    - in the framework of an intra- corporate transfer
    - for the purpose of employment as seasonal workers.
    Article 1. Amendment to the Residence Act: new sections
    -§ 16 Study
    -§ 16a Mobility in the course of studies
    -§ 16b Participation in language course or school visit
    -§ 17b study related internship EU
    -§ 18d Participation in European voluntary actions
    -§ 19b ICT-Card (Intra-Corporate Transfer) for employee transferred within company
    -§ 19c short term mobility for employee transferred within company
    -§ 19d Mobil ICT-Card
    -§ 20a Short-term mobility for researchers
    -§ 20b Residence permit for mobile researchers
    -§ 20c Grounds for refusal on researchers, students, trainees, language course participants and participants in the European voluntary services
    -§ 41 Revocation of consent and withdrawal of work permit
    -§ 91d Information on implementation of the Directive 2016/801/EU
    -§ 91g Information on implementation of the Directive 2014/66/EU
    Article 2. Entry into force.

  43. Germany - - Law, Act

    Act on the activity of European intellectual property lawyers in Germany. (Gesetz über die Tätigkeit europäischer Patentanwälte in Deutschland (EuPAG)) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2017-05-12 | Date of entry into force: 2017-05-18 | DEU-2017-L-106096

    Part I Requirements for admission to the Patent Attorney
    Part II Temporary service
    Part III Professional practise as a registered European patent attorney
    Part IV General provisions.

  44. Germany - - Law, Act

    Act to improve the supply of therapeutic appliances and remedies. (Gesetz zur Stärkung der Heil- und Hilfsmittelversorgung (Heil- und Hilfsmittelversorgungsgesetz – HHVG) ) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2017-04-04 | Date of entry into force: 2017-04-11 | DEU-2017-L-106038

    The objective of the Act is to make pricing system of medical appliances more flexible, better care for chronic and difficult-to-heal wounds, when selecting product in tender offer price as well as quality is to be taken into consideration
    Article 1. Amendment to the Social Code - Book V - Statutory Health Insurance
    Article 1a. Amendment to the Social Code - Book IV
    Article 1b. Amendment to the Social Code - Book VII
    Article 1c. Amendment to the Social Code - Book XI
    Article 1d. Amendment to the Regulation on risk adjustment among the statutory health insurance funds
    Article 1e. Further amendment to the Regulation on risk adjustment among the statutory health insurance funds
    Article 1f. Amendment to the hospital care Act
    Article 1g. Amendment to the Federal Pharmacy Regulation
    Article 1h. Amendment to the Emergency paramedic Act
    Article 1i. Amendment to the Insurance Contract Act
    Article 1j. Amendment to the Regulation on supervision of health insurance
    Article 1k. Amendment to the Federal Act on Parental Allowances and Parental Leave
    Article 2. Amendment to the Second Act on Statutory Health Insurance for farmers
    Article 3. Entry into force

  45. Germany - - Law, Act

    Act to strengthen the fight against illegal work and clandestine Employment. (Ge­setz zur Stär­kung der Be­kämp­fung der Schwarz­ar­beit und il­le­ga­len Be­schäf­ti­gung) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2017-03-06 | Date of entry into force: 2017-03-10 | DEU-2017-L-106036

    Article 1. Amendment to the Act to Combat Clandestine Employment:
    -§ 16 Central information system for financial control of clandestine employment -implementation of a new IT procedure for the processing and recording of labour statistics
    -§ 19 Erasing data from the system
    Article 2. Amendment to the Social Code - Book IV - administrative offences and fines
    Article 3. Amendment to the Road Traffic Act: enable transmission of vehicle and holder data from the Central Register of Vehicles for the purpose of controlling undeclared work
    Article 4. Amendment to the Motor Vehicle Tax Act
    Article 5. Entry into force.

  46. Germany - - Law, Act

    Act to amend Temporary Employment Act and other Acts. (Gesetz zur Änderung des Arbeitnehmerüberlassungsgesetzes und anderer Gesetze ) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2017-02-21 | Date of entry into force: 2017-04-01 | DEU-2017-L-106034

    Article 1. Amendment to the Temporary Employment Act:
    §1 Temporary Employment- permit requirement -maximum period of 18 months, possibility of extension on collective bargaining bassist
    §8 Principle of equal treatment - in respect of pay, equality of temporary workers no later than within 9 months
    §10a Legal consequences upon assignment by another person than the employer -prohibition of subleasing temporary workers
    - prohibition to use of temporary workers as strikebreakers
    -prevention of unfair contract work arrangements
    §20 Evaluation - evaluation of implementation of the Law is envisaged in 2020
    Article 2. Amendment to the Civil Code:
    -§611a Employment contract -
    Article 3. Amendment to the Works Constitution Act
    Article 4. Amendment to the Act to Combat Clandestine Employment - changes in numbering
    Article 5. Amendment to the Social Code - Book IV - changes in numbering
    Article 6. Act announcement
    Article 7. Entry into force.

  47. Germany - - Law, Act

    Act to improve the capability to act of self-governing bodies at major organisations in statutory health insurance, as well as to strengthen the supervision over them. (Gesetz zur Stärkung der Handlungsfähigkeit und Aufsicht über die Selbstverwaltung der Spitzenorganisationen in der GKV (GKV-Selbstverwaltungsstärkungsgesetz/GKV-SVSG)) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2017-02-21 | Date of entry into force: 2017-03-01 | DEU-2017-L-106035

    The aim of the act is to improve the transparency of internal and external control of self-governance (concerns Statutory doctors and Dentists Association), simplify to vote out the chairman of relevant organisation by a simple majority.
    Article 1. Amendment to the Social Code - Book V - Statutory Health Insurance
    Article 2. Amendment to the Social Code - Book XI
    Article 3. Entry into force.

  48. Germany - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation implementing the Directive 2012/18/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 4 July 2012 on the control of major-accident hazards involving dangerous substances, amending and subsequently repealing Council Directive 96/82/EC. (Verordnung zur Umsetzung der Richtlinie 2012/18/EU des Europäischen Parlaments und des Rates vom 4. Juli 2012 zur Beherrschung der Gefahren schwerer Unfälle mit gefährlichen Stoffen, zur Änderung und anschließenden Aufhebung der Richtlinie 96/82/EG des Rates) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2017-01-09 | Date of entry into force: 2017-01-14 | DEU-2017-R-106037

    The Regulation implements the European Parliament Directive on the control of major-accident hazards involving dangerous substances into German legal system.
    Article 1 Amendments to the Major Accident Ordinance
    Article 2 Amendments to the Ordinance on Licencing procedures
    Article 3 Publication permission
    Article 4 Entry into force.

  49. Germany - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation on administration financing of the compensation fund in statutory care insurance. (Ausgleichsfondsverwaltungsfinanzierungsverordnung -AFVFinV) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2017-01-01 | Date of entry into force: 2017-01-01 | DEU-2017-R-106033

    § 1 Financing of administration of the compensation fund in statutory case insurance as envisaged in Social Book XI Social Care
    § 2 Entry into force.

  50. Germany - - Law, Act

    Care Strengthening Act. (Pflegestärkungsgesetz III (PSG III)) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2016-12-23 | Date of entry into force: 2017-01-01 | Date of gradual entry into force: 2020-01-01 | DEU-2016-L-104027

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