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Germany: An Employer’s duties dealing with COVID-19 (Coronavirus) – Q&A

COVID-19 is spreading across the world and companies everywhere are faced with its challenges. In circumstances where a COVID-19 case impacts your German workplace we recommend close coordination with the public health authority on how to proceed. In doing so – especially against a possible liability for illness or even death – it will show that you, as an employer, have taken all reasonable steps to ensure that you have protected your employees. For further guidance please check our Q&A list:

1. Can employees be forced to take unpaid leave or flexitime or to reduce their working hours?

There is … Continue Reading

Flexible working – achieving a work life balance

This article was written by Amelia Berman, an associate at Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa, Sandton

Flexible working, or flexi-time, is the concept of adjusting the working hours of an employee so that he or she no longer has to render services during the employer’s core business hours but rather where he or she chooses his or her own working hours, time frames or place of work within which to complete his or her allotted work.

Flexi-time may take the form of varying an employee’s daily, weekly or monthly working hours or allowing an employee to work fewer days per … Continue Reading