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German member firm, KELLER MENZ, identified as a top employment law firm in Germany

Flag on June 1st, 2023

The employment practice at German member firm KELLER MENZ has once again been identified as a recommended firm for providing employment law services to corporate clients. They have been included in a list of the 68 top firms in all of Germany (measured according to the quantity of recommendations by in-house lawyers). The survey was […]

Keller Menz – Employment law for companies.

Flag on November 8th, 2022

We are proud to announce that KELLER MENZ, CELIA Alliance’s German member firm, is listed in the “German Commercial Law Firms 2022/2023” JUVE handbook for another year. JUVE publications have been issued annually since 1998 to provide commercial law firms and their clients with reliable information about market changes, strengths and weaknesses of rival law […]

Mobile Working, Home Office, or Teleworking, are they under the same regulations?

Flag on September 20th, 2022

Under German law, employers need to ensure they use decisive wording in agreements for mobile working, home office or teleworking to avoid possible pitfalls. Although these terms are often used as synonyms, under German law, they may have different legal consequences, especially for employers. Only the term ‘telework’ is defined by law. Pursuant to section […]

Germany: New legal provisions to apply for A1 certificate

Flag on January 8th, 2019

An A1 certificate for a posted employee can only be applied for electronically in Germany. An A1 form determines which social security legislation applies to the holder of the certificate. The online process is now available, according to § 106 SGB IV, by means of system-checked accounting programmes or an automatic filling aid, and can […]

New disclosure rules to ensure equal pay in Germany

Flag on January 7th, 2017

A new law (EntgTranspG) to ensure equal pay of male and female employees comes into effect in Germany this summer (the “Act”). This will require employers, upon request by an employee, to disclose anonymised salary details of other employees working in a comparable position, and how they are calculated. An employer will be caught by […]

Workforce planning in Germany: new rules for temporary agency work

Flag on January 4th, 2017

On 1 April 2017, a new law governing temporary agency work came into effect in Germany (the “Act”).  Businesses operating in Germany, whether suppliers or end users of agency workers, must take note of the new rules under the Act in their workforce planning, as they create significant new risks and restrictions in the use […]

New German Social Security Contribution Caps for 2017

Flag on January 10th, 2016

The German Federal Cabinet has published the draft of a regulation concerning the social security contributions of 2017.  As provided for in the German Code of Social Law, important social security contribution ceilings are adjusted according to the income in the year before last (2015). Please find the social security contributions for 2017 below (as […]