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No separate telephone connection for works councils

In a judgment dated July 30, 2014, the Higher Regional Court Niedersachsen (Landesarbeitsgericht, LAG; docket number: 16 TaBV 92/13) held that works councils are entitled neither to a separate telephone connection, nor to separate or unlimited internet access. In the case at hand the works council was provided with a telephone connection as well as …

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No call for strike from a company e-mail account

The Federal Labour Court (Bundesarbeitsgericht, BAG) ruled on October 15, 2013 (docket number – 1 ABR 31/12) that employees are not allowed to call for strike via their company e-mail accounts, if the private use of their company e-mail accounts was not allowed. This is good news for German employers who have been burdened with …

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