What`s new in German Labour Law - December 2021

Our Labour Law Newsletter from December 2021 deals with the new Parliament and coalition agreement for Germany, the measurements regarding the Coronavirus and the COVID-19 case law of the German Labour Courts as well as court decisions and the upcoming work council elections.

Topics in this issue are:

In Focus

  • The Coalition Agreement from A to Z from a Labour Law Perspective
  • 3G Requirements in the workplace and a return to the pbligation to work from home
  • The "Corona Jurisprudence" - Storm in a Labour Law Teacup?
  • Ready for Digitalisation (Betriebsrätemodernisierungsgesetz)
  • Matrix Structures


  • Operational Risk and Lockdown
  • LAG Cologne: No Right to Claim continued employment in the case of a medical certificate that the employee is unable to wear a mask
  • LAG Dusseldorf: "Corona Cougher" as grounds for termination
  • Crowdworker
  • BAG: He who has suffered damage: The financial burgden of compliance investigations by external third parties
  • BAG: A disclaimer in an employment conteact forfeiting all claims invalid
  • Staff Secondments in Danger! Federal Labour Court appeals to the ECJ on the effectiveness of personnel assignments

The articles and the news flash in the newsletter can be read here.


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