Germany update: Employment Law Passed, Adoption Date Changed to April 2017

Today, ​Staffing Industry Analysts has reported that Bundestag, the lower house of the German Government, has approved amendments to the Committee on Labour and Social Affairs’ Employment Act (AUG), which covers regulation of temporary employment and work contracts. The Committee on Labour and Social Affairs has stated that the proposed changes to the Germany Employee Leasing Act will come into effect on 1 April 2017 as opposed to the previous date of 1 January 2017.

The legislation, which still needs to be formally passed by the Bundesrat on the 4th November, stipulates that temporary workers may only be used for 18 months at a client company in the future (unless a collective agreement governs a longer duration of use). They should also receive the same wages as the permanent staff after nine months.

Remember to contact the Capital GES team if you have any questions about how employment legislation changes such as this one could impact you.

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