New mandatory disclosures in employment contracts due to European labor law directive as of August 2022
A new European labor law directive, which has to be implemented by the members of the EU until July 31, 2022, forces employers to disclose vital information and further clarify working conditions for new employment relationships beginning August 1, 2022. In Germany, the draft law to implement the new EU directive was passed on June 23, 2022.
New employment contracts must refer to 3-week statute of limitations for taking action against dismissal
For employers, this means that some changes must be observed for new employment contracts from August 1, 2022. For example, it must now be stated in the employment contract that the employee can file an action for protection against dismissal within a 3 week period (statute of limitations).
Law on notification of conditions governing employment relationship
Nevertheless, many changes will not be necessary, as German law already provided for many mandatory disclosures in employment contracts in the German Law on notification of conditions governing employment relationships. Now, further clarification requirements must be met with the introduction of the new European labor law directive.
Have necessary changes checked by our cooperation partner Liesegang & Partner mbB law firm!
We suggest you consult with our cooperation partner Liesegang & Partner mbB law firm in order to incorporate the necessary changes with employment contracts as soon as you plan on onboarding new employees with employment contracts concluded from August 1, 2022. You can already obtain detailed information about all changes from our cooperation partner.
Treatment of "old" contracts
For employment contracts concluded before August 1, 2022, there is no acute need for change or action, but it should be noted that the corresponding "old" employees can demand to be informed about the information from the Law on notification of conditions governing employment relationships within one week.
We recommend contacting attorney-at-law Katharina Huber or attorney-at-law, specialist in commercial and corporate law Marco Rössel.
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