Category Archive: Labour leasing

Revision of the Law on Temporary Work from 1 April 2017

The German Parliament (Bundestag), with the approval of the Federal Council (Bundesrat), has passed amendments to the “Law on Temporary Work”. The new rules will enter into force on 1 April 2017 and do not only have impact on leasing personnel but also on work and service contracts. The key changes introduced by the reform …

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Legal consequence of concealed agency work (verdeckte Arbeitnehmerüberlassung)

The Federal Labour Court (Bundesarbeitsgericht, BAG) ruled on 12 July 2016 (docket number 9 AZR 352/15): If the employer as agency (Verleiher) has the appropriate commercial agency work permit according to the Regulating Commercial Agency Work Act (Arbeitnehmerüberlassungsgesetz, AÜG) to contract out agency workers (Leiharbeitnehmer) to clients (Entleiher) in the context of its economic activity, …

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Update on German Labour Leasing Laws – Coalition Agreement

According to Federal Minister Andrea Nahles (SPD), the coalition have now made a breakthrough on proposals to amend the German labour leasing laws. After a meeting of the coalition committee on 10 May 2016, the participants agreed on “clear rules” for employees and employers. They clearly agreed on the principle of “Equal pay for work …

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Update on Reform Regarding German Labour Leasing Laws

After the original legislative proposal made in November 2015 regarding reforms to the Labour Leasing Laws (please also see our Employment Blog contribution dated 10 December 2015) met massive resistance not only within the government but also by employers’ associations and German scholars and jurisprudence, the German Labour Ministry has now presented an amended legislative …

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Proposed changes to labour leasing laws

Following announcements since the last general elections, a proposal has now been made to amend existing labour leasing laws. A legislative proposal was circulated in November and focuses on the following key aspects: Maximum duration: Temporary work by way of labour leasing shall be limited to a duration of 18 consecutive months with the same …

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