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  1. Germany - Conditions of employment - 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.

  2. Germany - Conditions of employment - 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

  3. Germany - Conditions of employment - 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.

  4. Germany - Conditions of employment - 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.

  5. Germany - Conditions of employment - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation to adjust the level of minimum wage. (Verordnung zur Anpassung der Höhe des Mindestlohns (MiLoV)) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2016-11-15 | Date of entry into force: 2017-01-01 | DEU-2016-R-104017

    Regulation sets the level of minimum wage at 8.84 euro per hour.

  6. Germany - Conditions of employment - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation on the collective arrangements of the provision for bonuses and rebates. (Verordnung über den kollektiven Teil der Rückstellung für Beitragsrückerstattung (RfB-Verordnung)) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2015-03-10 | Date of entry into force: 2015-03-24 | DEU-2015-R-101567

    §1 Scope of application
    §2 Definitions
    §3 Collective portion of the provision for premium refunds
    §4 Special arrangements
    §5 Transitional provision
    §6 Entry into force

  7. Germany - Conditions of employment - Law, Act

    Minimum Wage Act, 2014 (BGBl. I S. 1348). (Mindestlohngesetz, MiLoG) - Legislation on-line Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs Act on-line in English

    Adoption: 2014-08-11 | Date of entry into force: 2015-01-01 | DEU-2014-L-99504

    The general minimum wage applies to employees and certain interns. The following are not employees within the meaning of the MWA:
    - Anyone who is a trainee under the Vocational Training Act, including persons who are enrolled in vocational training preparation measures.
    - Anyone who works as a volunteer/in an honorary capacity.
    - Anyone who does voluntary service.
    - Anyone who is enrolled in a measure that actively promotes their participation in the labour market.
    - Anyone who is a home worker under the Home Works Act.
    - Anyone who is self-employed.
    Under section 2 (1) of the Minimum Wage Act, employers must normally pay the minimum wage for each hour worked and pay this by the date specified by law.

  8. Germany - Conditions of employment - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulation concerning the reference period for the short-time work unemployment benefit. (Verordnung über die Bezugsdauer für das Kurzarbeitergeld ) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2012-12-07 | Date of entry into force: 2012-12-13 | DEU-2012-R-93405

    Made in relation to the reference period for short-time work unemployment benefit due to a temporary reduction in working hours due to a lack of orders, in accordance with article 104 of the Social Code Book III, extends the above period to twelve months.

  9. Germany - Conditions of employment - Law, Act

    Act amending the Temporary Employment Act - Prevention of abuse of temporary workers. (Erstes Gesetz zur Änderung des Arbeitnehmerüberlassungsgesetzes (Verhinderung von Missbrauch der Arbeitnehmerüberlassung)) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2011-04-28 | Date of entry into force: 2011-12-01 | DEU-2011-L-89667

    The following provisions are amended.
    §3a. (New) Minimum wage limit
    §9. regarding temporary workers
    §10. Responsibilities of employers in providing working condition
    §13a. (New) obligation of employer to inform about vacancies
    §13b. Access of temporary workers to Community facilities or services
    §16. Word changes
    §19. Transitional provisions

  10. Germany - Conditions of employment - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance concerning the subscription period for partial unemployment benefits. (Verordnung über die Bezugsfrist für das Kurzarbeitergeld ) - Bundesgesetzblatt on-line

    Adoption: 2008-11-26 | Date of entry into force: 2009-01-01 | DEU-2008-R-86731

    Regulation extends short-time contract period up to 18 months. Repeals the Ordinance of 19 December 2006 concerning the subscription period for partial unemployment benefits (BGBI I S. 3267).

  11. Germany - Conditions of employment - Law, Act

    Science Temporary Contract Act (WissZeitVG). (Gesetz über befristete Arbeitsverträge in der Wissenschaft (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz - WissZeitVG)) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 2007-04-12 | Date of entry into force: 2007-04-17 | DEU-2007-L-86651

    § 1 Temporary work contracts
    § 2 Duration; conditions for third party funding
    § 3 Private service contract
    § 4 Scientific staff at state-approved universities
    § 5 Scientific staff at research institutions
    § 6 The legal basis for contracts already concluded, the transitional provisions

  12. Germany - Conditions of employment - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Third Act to amend the trade and industry ordinance (Gewerbeordnung) and other provisions concerning trade and industry laws.

    Adoption: 2002-08-24 | Date of entry into force: 2003-01-01 | DEU-2002-R-62669

    Amends numerous trade and industry provisions embodied in the Trade and Industry Ordinance and other laws, e.g., the Civil Code, the Commercial Code, and the Restaurant Act. Under its paragraph 19, amends the "General Labour Law Principles" stipulated in Chapter VII of the Trade and Industry Ordinance, which provide for regulations concerning principles of the employment contract, payment, employment reference, and the non-competition clause.

  13. Germany - Conditions of employment - Law, Act

    Trade Ordinance (GewO) (BGBI. I S 202). (Gewerbeordnung (GewO)) - Legislation on-line in German

    Adoption: 1999-02-22 | Date of entry into force: 1999-01-01 | DEU-1999-L-52683

    Provides for the freedom to pursue a chosen profession. Title VII governs labour contracts, work books, and employment conditions for trainees, apprentices, artisans, and homeworkers.

  14. Germany - Conditions of employment - Law, Act

    Act to promote sharing by employees in enterprise capital and other investments.

    Adoption: 1998-09-07 | Date of entry into force: 1999-01-01 | DEU-1998-L-51029

    Amends the Fifth Capital-Investment Act of 4 March 1994 (BGBl. I S. 406). Inter alia, adds a new s. 5a requiring employers who remunerate employees with capital-forming payments in relation to their own enterprise to make arrangements with employees in the case of insolvency of the enterprise.

  15. Germany - Conditions of employment - Law, Act

    Act on the mandatory conditions of employment in cross-border employment situations.

    Adoption: 1996-02-26 | Date of entry into force: 1996-03-01 | Date of end of application: 1999-09-01 | DEU-1996-L-43321

    Stipulates that foreign companies must respect local wage agreements when conducting business in Germany.

  16. Germany - Conditions of employment - Law, Act

    Notification of the consolidation of the Act on the regulation of labour contracting.

    Adoption: 1995-02-03 | Date of entry into force: 1995-08-01 | DEU-1995-L-41048

    Requires, with some exceptions for small businesses, employers who lend their employees to other employers to register this fact with the Labour Office and to receive permission from the concerned employee. Forbids the lending of foreign workers who do not have work permission.

  17. Germany - Conditions of employment - Law, Act

    Act introducing the Insolvency Ordinance (EGInsO). (Einführungsgesetz zur Insolvenzordnung) - Legislation on-line in German

    Adoption: 1994-10-05 | DEU-1994-L-52014

    Introduces a Dispute Act (Anfechtungsgesetz) which provides for means for creditors to contest the decisions in the legal proceedings against a bankrupt debtor.

  18. Germany - Conditions of employment - Law, Act

    Federal Act to amend the regulation of professional employee transfer.

    Adoption: 1994-07-26 | Date of entry into force: 1994-07-26 | DEU-1994-L-41169

    Regulations for employers who transfer employees for a particular period to another employer without being qualified as an employment service, pursuant to Section 13 of the Act concerning the increase in employment.

  19. Germany - Conditions of employment - Law, Act

    Federal Act concerning labour contracting.

    Adoption: 1994-07-26 | DEU-1994-L-42224

    Employers who contract out employees to other employers without maintaining an official employment service pusuant to s. 13 of the Act regarding employment promotion require a special permit. Contracted out employees retain their employment relationship with the original employer. There shall be no new labour contract between the employee and the temporary employer. The Act provides protection for contracted out employees against short term employment in times of a surge in the demand for labour and against dismissal in during a fall in the demand for labour.

  20. Germany - Conditions of employment - Law, Act

    Federal Act on work at home. (Heimarbeitsgesetz (HAG)) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 1993-10-07 | DEU-1993-L-42205

    Concerns employees working at home. During the first four weeks either the employer or the worker can terminate the contract with one day's advance notice. After that time the period of notice is two weeks, and can extend to as much as three months as the number of years of service increases. The Federal Act regarding protection against unlawful dismissal is not applicable to these contracts. The employer also must inform the employment service of a state when these contracts are concluded.

  21. Germany - Conditions of employment - Law, Act

    Notification of the Consolidated Text of the Federal Act on the Remuneration of public servants, of 9 March 1992

    Adoption: 1992-03-09 | DEU-1992-L-29670

  22. Germany - Conditions of employment - Law, Act

    Publication of the consolidated text of the Federal Remuneration Act of 6 February 1991.

    Adoption: 1991-02-06 | Date of entry into force: 1991-01-01 | DEU-1991-L-25047

    Text of the Federal Remuneration Act as amended up to 1991-01-01.

  23. Germany - Conditions of employment - Law, Act

    Federal Act on bankruptcy.

    Adoption: 1990-12-17 | DEU-1990-L-42195

    Concerns bankruptcy proceedings, in which case the employees' claim for wages must be taken into consideration and paid first.

  24. Germany - Conditions of employment - Law, Act

    Act of 15 December 1990 on the prolongation of fixed-term service for scientific staff and doctors undergoing further training.

    Adoption: 1990-12-15 | Date of entry into force: 1990-12-22 | DEU-1990-L-25030

    Amendments following German unification.

  25. Germany - Conditions of employment - Law, Act

    Federal Act on fixed term contracts of employment with doctors who are completing the postgraduate internship to further their education.

    Adoption: 1990-12-15 | Date of end of application: 1997-12-31 | DEU-1990-L-42185

    Permission to conclude fixed term contracts of employment with doctors in this internship period, which usually begins after the third state examination.

  26. Germany - Conditions of employment - Law, Act

    Federal Act to counteract illicit work.

    Adoption: 1990-08-31 | DEU-1990-L-42187

    Provides a definition of illicit work and states that illegal work is punished as a misdemeanour.

  27. Germany - Conditions of employment - Law, Act

    Federal Act to increase employment.

    Adoption: 1989-12-22 | Date of end of application: 1995-12-31 | DEU-1989-L-42184

    Permits the conclusion of contracts of employment for a determined period of time only (fixed term contracts).

  28. Germany - Conditions of employment - Law, Act

    Ordinance No. 16 on the adjustment of income support payments under the Act on equalisation payments, constituting as well Ordinance No. 6 on adjustment under the Act on equalisation payments.

    Adoption: 1989-06-13 | Date of entry into force: 1989-07-01 | DEU-1989-L-8298

    Provides for increases.

  29. Germany - Conditions of employment - Law, Act

    Act on the restructuring of the postal service, telecommunications service and Federal Post Office.

    Adoption: 1989-06-08 | Date of entry into force: 1989-07-01 | DEU-1989-L-8242

    Part 9 deals with personnel matters and social welfare (legal status of staff, responsibilities, rules, bonuses, transfers, collective agreements, staff welfare, insurance for dependants).

  30. Germany - Conditions of employment - Law, Act

    Notification of the consolidated text of the Capital Accumulation Act (No. 5).

    Adoption: 1989-01-19 | DEU-1989-L-7378

    Incorporates amendments of 25 July 1988 (BGBl., Part I, p. 1093 to the consolidated text of 19 February 1987, enacted to encourage workers' savings. For earlier versions, see e.g. LS 1982-Ger. F.R. 3.

  31. Germany - Conditions of employment - Law, Act

    Notification of the consolidated text of the fifth Act to encourage workers' accumulation of capital (Capital Accumulation Act (No. 5)).

    Adoption: 1987-02-19 | DEU-1987-L-3056

    This consolidated text incorporates the amendments of 19 Dec. 1986 (Bundesgesetzblatt, 30 Dec. 1986, Part I, No. 69, p. 2595). For earlier versions of the Act, see LS 1982 - Ger. F.R. 3, 1975 - Ger. F.R. 1 and 1970 - Ger. F.R. 1.

  32. Germany - Conditions of employment - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Notification of the consolidated text of the rules governing small scale businesses and trades.

    Adoption: 1987-01-01 | DEU-1987-R-3330

    This consolidated text of the rules of 1 Jan. 1978 takes into account the amendments made up to 1 Jan. 1987. Division VI governs crafts chambers and guilds and Division VIII contains general rules on their mutual societies. The provisions of Division VII set forth the basic conditions of employment for apprentices, learners, helpers, mastercraftsmen, technicians, factory workers and factory employees in regard to work on Sundays and holidays, wage records, payment and protection of wages, home work, the working environment and the employment relationship. Division X provides for penalties and Division XI deals with the central trades registry.

  33. Germany - Conditions of employment - Law, Act

    Second amendment to the Act to encourage workers' accumulation of capital.

    Adoption: 1986-12-19 | DEU-1986-L-3055

    This Act redesignates the Capital Accumulation Act (No. 4) as No. 5 (for earlier versions, see LS 1982 - Ger. F.R. 3, 1975 - Ger. F.R. 1 and 1970 - Ger. F.R. 1) and contains numerous amendments to it as well as to related Acts on share companies, income tax and so forth. The amendments to the Capital Accumulation Act concern in particular the forms which investment may take (e.g. savings, various ways of acquiring shares and bonds) and protection for workers in relation to participation in capital accumulation schemes.

  34. Germany - Conditions of employment - Law, Act

    Onzième loi modifiant la loi sur les allocations familiales [dans sa teneur du 21 janv. 1982].

    Adoption: 1985-06-27 | DEU-1985-L-1642

    Notamment, insère un para. 11a (supplément d'allocations familiales aux ayants droit à revenus modestes).

  35. Germany - Conditions of employment - Law, Act

    Federal Act on fixed term contracts with scientific personnel of research institutes.

    Adoption: 1985-06-25 | DEU-1985-L-42186

    Permission to conclude fixed term contracts.

  36. Germany - Conditions of employment - Law, Act

    Loi tendant à encourager l'emploi.

    Adoption: 1985-04-26 | DEU-1985-L-1407

    Loi portant dispositions en matière de droit du travail en vue d'encourager l'emploi. Titre Ier, chap. 1er : Dispositions visant à faciliter l'établissement de contrats de travail d'une durée déterminée; chap. 2 : Travail à temps partiel. Modifie de nombreux textes publiés dans la Série législative, notamment la loi (du 15 janv. 1972 : SL 1972 - All.(RF) 1) sur l'organisation interne des entreprises; la loi (du 25 août 1969 : SL 1969 - All.(RF) 3) sur la protection contre le congédiement; la loi (du 25 juin 1969 : SL 1969 - All.(RF) 1 ... 1974 - All.(RF) 1) sur la promotion de l'emploi; la loi du 7 août 1972 (SL 1972 - All.(RF) 2) sur les entrepreneurs de travail temporaire et le Code fédéral des assurances (SL 1980 - All.(RF) 1).

  37. Germany - Conditions of employment - Law, Act

    Capital Accumulation Act [LS 1982 - Ger. F. R. 3].

    Adoption: 1983-12-22 | DEU-1983-L-10137

    Act to amend the third Act to encourage the accumulation of capital by employees. Numerous amendments.

  38. Germany - Conditions of employment - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Placement (Fees) Ordinance.

    Adoption: 1979-04-15 | DEU-1979-R-12351

    Ordinance respecting the fees charged by institutions and persons engaging in placement operation. Repeals the ordinance (No. 10.) made under the Placement and Unemployment Insurance Act.

  39. Germany - Conditions of employment - Law, Act

    Ordinance to amend the Ordinance [of 21 Dec. 1970] made under the Capital Accumulation Act (No.3) [LS 1975-Ger.F.R.1 (consolidation)].

    Adoption: 1976-06-11 | DEU-1976-L-13899

    Numerous amendments.

  40. Germany - Conditions of employment - Law, Act

    Notification of the consolidated text of the Ordinance (No. 1) [of 9 Aug. 1951] made under the Home Work Act [of 14 Mar. 1951: LS 1951-Ger.F.R.1].

    Adoption: 1976-01-27 | DEU-1976-L-13894

  41. Germany - Conditions of employment - Law, Act

    An Act to amend the Employment Promotion Act [of 25 June 1969: LS 1969 - Ger. F.R. 1... 1974 - Ger. F.R. 1] and the Manpower Provision Act [of 7 Aug. 1972: LS 1972 - Ger. F.R. 2].

    Adoption: 1975-06-25 | DEU-1975-L-14371

    Amends ss. 21, 227 and 229 of, and inserts a new s. 227a in, the Employment Promotion Act and supplements s. 15 of, and inserts a new s. 15a in, the Manpower Provision Act.

  42. Germany - Conditions of employment - Law, Act

    Federal Wage Act (Bundesbesoldungsgesetz (BBesG)) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 1975-05-23 | DEU-2002-L-62672

    Stipulates the payment for federal, provincial and municipal officials, federal and provincial judges, and soldiers.

  43. Germany - Conditions of employment - Law, Act

    Notification of the consolidated text of the third Act to encourage the accumulation of capital by employees (Capital Accumulation Act (No. 3)).

    Adoption: 1975-01-15 | DEU-1975-L-14366

  44. Germany - Conditions of employment - Law, Act

    An Act to introduce the Income Tax Reform Act.

    Adoption: 1974-12-21 | DEU-1974-L-15041

    Inter alia, amends s. 13 of the Rehabilitation Benefits Standardisation Act of 7 Aug. 1974, makes numerous amendments to the Employment Promotion Act of 25 June 1969 (LS 1969 - Ger. F.R. 1, 1972 - Ger. F.R. 3) and the Federal Insurance Code (LS 1924 - Ger. 10 ... 1973 - Ger. F.R. 1), amends ss. 18, 39, 47 and 55 of the Salaried employees' Insurance Act (LS 1924 - Ger. 6 ... 1957 - Ger. F.R. 1 B), amends ss. 40, 60, 70 and 75 of the Federal Miners' Benefit Societies Act of 1 July 1926 (LS 1926 - Ger. 5 ... 1942 - Ger. 1 B and F), amends ss. 16 and 23 of the Wage Earners' Pension Insurance (Reorganisation) Act of 23 Feb. 1957 9LS 1957 - Ger. F.R. 1 A), amends ss. 16 and 23 of the Salaried Employees' Pension Insurance (Reorganisation) Act of 23 Feb. 1957 (LS 1957 - Ger. F.R. 1 B), makes numerous amendments to the Miners' Pension Insurance (Reorganisation) Act of 21 May 1957, amends s. 19 of the Farmers' Sickness Insurance Act of 10 Aug. 1972, repeals s. 6 and amends s. 42 of the Federal Family Allowances Act of 14 Apr. 1964 (LS 1964 - Ger. F.R. 1) and makes numerous amendments to the Act (No. 3) of 27 June 1970 to encourage the accumulation of capital by employees (LS 1970 - Ger. F.R. 1).

  45. Germany - Conditions of employment - Law, Act

    Employment Promotion (Amendment) Act (No. 3).

    Adoption: 1974-07-17 | DEU-1974-L-15036

    Act respecting payments in respect of wage debts in the event of bankruptcy.

  46. Germany - Conditions of employment - Law, Act

    Capital Accumulation Act (No. 3).

    Adoption: 1970-06-27 | DEU-1970-L-17539

    Notification of the consolidated text of the third Act to encourage the accumulation of capital by employees [consolidated text of the Act of 1 July 1965/2 as amended by the Act of 27 June 1970].

  47. Germany - Conditions of employment - Law, Act

    Notification of the consolidated text of the Miners' Bonuses Act [of 22 Dec. 1956].

    Adoption: 1968-01-22 | DEU-1968-L-18182


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