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Jul
20

Cancellation agreement and threat of exceptional notice of dismissal

Cancellation agreement and threat of exceptional notice of dismissal Employers threatening to issue a notice of dismissal with immediate effect ought to have serious grounds for terminating the employment relationship. That was the verdict of the Landesarbeitsgericht (LAG) Köln [Regional Labour Court of Cologne] (Az.: 11 Sa 114/16). In addition to ordinary notice of dismissal, … Weiterlesen »

Jul
14

CJEU: Impermissible advertising for glucose featuring true statements

CJEU: Impermissible advertising for glucose featuring true statements Even if health-related advertising claims are true, they may still mislead consumers and thus be impermissible. That was the verdict of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) (Az.: C-296/16 P). A manufacturer of glucose products lodged a claim that was ultimately unsuccessful before the … Weiterlesen »

Jul
12

Making arrangements for one”s estate early on with a will or contract of inheritance

Making arrangements for one”s estate early on with a will or contract of inheritance Inheritance is set to become an ever more important topic in the coming years, which is why it is more crucial than ever to think about the distribution of one”s estate at an early stage. In principle, every testator can determine … Weiterlesen »

Jul
11

GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte: Assessing managers” liability risk

GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte: Assessing managers” liability risk Company managers bear a high level of not only responsibility but also risk. Various measures can be taken to reduce the risk of directors” and officers” (D&O) liability. When a crisis or insolvency occurs, the manager”s accountability and thus also his personal liability are issues that ever more … Weiterlesen »

Jul
06

LAG Düsseldorf: Dismissal with immediate effect valid in response to threat

LAG Düsseldorf: Dismissal with immediate effect valid in response to threat Anyone who seriously threatens their employer or superior should expect to be dismissed with immediate effect. This was confirmed by a ruling of the Landesarbeitsgericht (LAG) Düsseldorf [Regional Labour Court of Düsseldorf] from June 8, 2017 (Az.: 11 Sa 823/16). Issuing exceptional notice of … Weiterlesen »

Jun
30

GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte: Experience in antitrust law – 9th amendment to the GWB

GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte: Experience in antitrust law – 9th amendment to the GWB Antitrust law is not something that merely concerns large corporations. It also affects small and medium-sized businesses. Violations of antitrust law can be met with severe penalties. In March, the Bundestag and Bundesrat, Germany”s lower and upper houses of parliament, passed the … Weiterlesen »

Jun
28

Voluntary declaration for tax evasion still possible

Voluntary declaration for tax evasion still possible While the number of voluntary declarations for tax evasion is declining, voluntary disclosure remains possible and is the only way of avoiding the imminent prospect of a conviction for tax evasion. Following the boom years, the number of voluntary declarations for tax evasion has since fallen sharply. Notwithstanding … Weiterlesen »

Jun
23

Occupational rehabilitation management program and dismissal due to illness

Occupational rehabilitation management program and dismissal due to illness In the case of sick employees, employers ought to closely explore the possibility of an occupational rehabilitation management program. Otherwise, dismissal due to illness may be invalid. Employers are obliged to offer employees who are continuously or repeatedly sick for a period of six weeks within … Weiterlesen »

Jun
21

BAG: Dismissal with the option of altered conditions of employment needs to be sufficiently precise

BAG: Dismissal with the option of altered conditions of employment needs to be sufficiently precise In the case of dismissal with the option of altered conditions of employment, the offer to continue the employment relationship needs to clearly define the new terms. That was the verdict of the Bundesarbeitsgericht (BAG), Germany”s Federal Labour Court (Az.: … Weiterlesen »

Jun
16

GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte – Experience in commercial agency law

GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte – Experience in commercial agency law In the event that a commercial agency agreement is terminated, the commercial agent often has a right to compensation. Frequent points of contention include the extent of any such entitlement and the classification of new clients. A lot of businesses across all industries rely on the … Weiterlesen »

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