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Dr. Christina Heinz

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Name: Dr. Christina Heinz
Date registered: May 31, 2016

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  1. New legislation on Act on Part-Time Work and Fixed-Term Employment postponed — April 26, 2017
  2. Offending superiors on Facebook with emoticons does not automatically justify termination of the employment contract — August 31, 2016

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New legislation on Act on Part-Time Work and Fixed-Term Employment postponed

In the course of assembling a parliamentary majority after the 2013 federal elections in Germany, the CDU and SPD parties agreed in their coalition agreement on adopting legislation on increasing flexibility for employees. One of the proposals provides for the employee’s right to return to full-time work after a fixed period of part-time work. As …

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Offending superiors on Facebook with emoticons does not automatically justify termination of the employment contract

On 22 June 2016 the Higher Labour Court of Baden-Wurttemberg (Landesarbeitsgericht Baden-Württemberg, docket number 1 Ca 290/15) ruled that referring to superiors with emoticons of animal heads – such as in this case a pig’s or a monkey’s head – in a conversation among employees on Facebook may be an insult, but was not sufficient …

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