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Marcus Iske

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Name: Marcus Iske
Date registered: December 23, 2013

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  1. Performance Bonus may be included in the minimum wage — June 12, 2015
  2. No gag after termination — October 17, 2014
  3. No dogs allowed – a “ruff” decision for employees — June 13, 2014
  4. Are works council members entitled to work until the end of their term of office? — March 17, 2014

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Performance Bonus may be included in the minimum wage

The Labor Court Düsseldorf (Arbeitsgericht Düsseldorf) decided by judgment of 20 April 2015 (docket no.: 5 Ca 1675/15) that a performance bonus awarded by the employer may be credited to the legal minimum wage. Employers will welcome the decision of the Labor Court Düsseldorf. The decision indicates that not only components of the salary which …

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No gag after termination

According to a recent decision of the Labour Court Berlin (Arbeitsgericht – docket number: 31 Ga 11742/14) employers cannot gag an employee after termination. The employer – a private ambulance service provider – tried to silence one of its emergency medical technicians after his summary termination for whistleblowing. The Labour Court ruled that the termination …

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No dogs allowed – a “ruff” decision for employees

The Regional Labour Court Düsseldorf (Landesarbeitsgericht, LAG) ruled on 23 March 2014 (docket number: 9 Sa 1207/13) that employers are generally entitled to prohibit their employees from taking their dogs to work. According to the judges the prohibition can be based on the employer’s right to give instructions (Direktionsrecht) to his employees – as that …

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Are works council members entitled to work until the end of their term of office?

A works council’s term of office is, normally, four years.  What happens if a works council member is employed on a fixed-term contract and the contract ends long before the end of the works council’s term of office?  Does the employment contract simply come to end as agreed, or can the works council member claim …

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