Daily Archive: September 29, 2015

Think hard before making any special payments….

Employers should think hard before they pay out an annual bonus to their employees – as this may result in an actual ongoing entitlement for employees. According to a ruling of the German Federal Labour Court (Bundesarbeitsgericht, BAG), dated May 13, 2015 (docket number: 10 AZR 266/14) this generally also applies if the employer has …

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Termination instead of prize after taking part in telephone sweepstake

On 16 September 2015 the Higher Labour Court (Landesarbeitsgericht, LAG) Düsseldorf decided that dialing a fee-based hotline in order to take part in a radio-quiz whilst at work does not justify a termination for good cause with immediate effect (docket number: 12 Sa 630/15). An employee had dialed a fee-based hotline 37 times from the …

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