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No pension payments by the employer without a statutory pension entitlement

Under a judgment by the Federal Labour Court (Bundesarbeitsgericht, BAG), an employer is not required to pay out a pension before the age when a statutory pension entitlement arises (judgment dated 13 January 2015, 3 AZR 897/12). The parties disputed whether and to what extent the defendant, the employer, had to pay the applicant, the …

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If the pension funds cannot meet employees’ pension rights – employers’ obligation to assume liability

Following a recent judgment by the Federal Labour Court (Bundesarbeitsgericht, BAG), employers may be liable for reduced pension entitlements (judgment dated 2 February 2015, docket number 3 AZR 65/14). The parties disputed whether and to what extent the defendant, an employer, was liable to the applicant, the pensioner/employee, for pension reductions made by the pension …

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