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Reform of the German Law on Temporary Employment

This post was also contributed by Bastian Semmel, International Trainee, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP (Frankfurt).

With effect from 1 January 2017, the German legislation on temporary employment will be reformed, as the Federal Cabinet recently passed a draft law regarding this matter on 1 June 2016. These changes are designed to address the misuse of temporary employment and to strengthen the position of temporary employees. The following article provides a short overview of the main modifications that will be made to the German Law on Temporary Employment (Arbeitnehmerüberlassungsgesetz – AÜG).

In future, a temporary employee will only be … Continue Reading

Flexible employment reforms in the Netherlands

On Tuesday 18 February 2014, the Dutch Lower House voted in favour of a bill relating to the Work and Security Act. If the Upper House also votes in favour, dismissal procedures and the Unemployment Insurance Act will be reformed. The bill also contains measures to prevent the improper use of flexible employment. The changes applicable to fixed employment are planned to come into force partly per 1 July 2014 and partly per 1 July 2015. It is necessary for employers to anticipate these changes.

Five important changes to be aware of:

  1. Maximum duration: When the aggregate term of consecutive
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Temporary worker or employee?

This post was also contributed by Nikola Pamler, Trainee, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP (Munich)

Temporary employment is an important tool for many German companies, as hiring a temporary workforce allows companies to adjust easily and quickly to workload fluctuations without being constrained by restrictive German employment laws.  

That is why the “temporary industry” is constantly growing. There were 822,000 temporary employees in Germany in 2012, meaning that the rate of temporary employment in Germany is now eight times higher than it was 20 years ago. 

This temporary provision of labour is based on an employee hiring agreement between an employee … Continue Reading