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Mai
25

Competition law: Goods on display must feature total price on label

Competition law: Goods on display must feature total price on label The final cost of goods on display needs to be readily apparent to customers. According to a recent ruling of the Oberlandesgericht (OLG) Hamm [Higher Regional Court of Hamm], quoting only part of the price constitutes a violation of competition law. The instant case … Weiterlesen »

Mai
23

Terminating employment relationship and prior formal warnings

Terminating employment relationship and prior formal warnings Formal written warnings play an important role in the field of employment law, with one often being a prerequisite to the employer effectively terminating an employment relationship. Generally speaking, a prior formal warning is necessary if the reason cited for terminating the employment relationship relates to the conduct … Weiterlesen »

Mai
19

Purchase of further tax CDs possible – Voluntary disclosure for tax evasion

Purchase of further tax CDs possible – Voluntary disclosure for tax evasion Since 2010, the German exchequer has reeled in a nationwide total of around six billion euros by way of voluntary declarations for tax evasion. For tax dodgers, voluntary disclosure remains the only way out. While the number of voluntary declarations has gone done … Weiterlesen »

Mai
16

Reform of law governing challenges to debtor”s transactions in insolvency proceedings

Reform of law governing challenges to debtor”s transactions in insolvency proceedings The reform of insolvency law is meant to bolster the rights of creditors in the event that a business partner becomes insolvent as well as provide greater legal certainty. Insolvency law foresees the possibility for the insolvency administrator to recover payments made by the … Weiterlesen »

Mai
11

GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte – Assessing trademark violations

GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte – Assessing trademark violations Protecting your brand is crucial. One ought to take resolute action against trademark violations. That being said, you should first assess whether a trademark violation has in fact occurred. Trademarks result in greater brand recognition among consumers and are accordingly of great significance to businesses. It is therefore … Weiterlesen »

Mai
09

OLG Köln: Heir must be defined with sufficient clarity in will

OLG Köln: Heir must be defined with sufficient clarity in will Testators need to define their heirs with sufficient clarity in wills, because the will might otherwise be invalid. That was the verdict of the Oberlandesgericht (OLG) Köln [Higher Regional Court of Cologne] in its ruling of November 14, 2016 (Az.: 2 Wx 536/16). By … Weiterlesen »

Mai
04

GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte – Experience in asserting exceptional notice of dismissal

GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte – Experience in asserting exceptional notice of dismissal Exceptional notice of dismissal needs to be thoroughly prepared. The law firm GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte has the necessary experience when it comes to asserting exceptional notice of dismissal. Unlike in the case of ordinary notice of dismissal, there are no notice periods that need … Weiterlesen »

Apr
25

BAG: Reduced notice period during probation only applies if employment contract clearly drafted

BAG: Reduced notice period during probation only applies if employment contract clearly drafted Employers ought to tread carefully when it comes to terminating an employment relationship during the probationary period, as a reduced notice period for dismissal only applies if the employment contract has been clearly drafted. GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte explains: If employer and employee … Weiterlesen »

Apr
21

BAG: Dismissal at request of works council

BAG: Dismissal at request of works council It is possible for a works council to push through the dismissal of an employee, as demonstrated by a recent ruling of the Bundesarbeitsgericht (BAG), Germany”s Federal Labour Court, from March 28, 2017 (Az.: 2 AZR 551/16). The BAG held that if the courts grant the works council”s … Weiterlesen »

Apr
19

Tax dodgers under pressure – Way out of tax evasion is through voluntary disclosure

Tax dodgers under pressure – Way out of tax evasion is through voluntary disclosure While the number of voluntary declarations for tax evasion is easing off, the same cannot be said of the efforts being put into the fight against tax evasion. It remains possible for tax evaders to submit a voluntary declaration leading to … Weiterlesen »

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