Tag archives: temporary workers

U.S. Visa Interviews Waived for Certain Nonimmigrant Visas until December 31, 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in profound reductions in the U.S. Department of State’s (DOS) visa processing capacity. Consequently, the DOS in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced on December 31, 2021 that consular officers had been granted the discretionary power to temporarily waive in-person interview requirements for certain nonimmigrant visas until … Continue reading

Confirmation of the jurisdiction re long-term assignment of temporary workers

The claimant had been working for the defendant hospital as a temporary worker since 1 August 2008. Against the background that the German Temporary Employment Act only provides for assignments that are limited in time, the claimant argued that an employment relationship between her and the hospital had been created by law because of her … Continue reading

Temporary workers in Germany

You may recall that on 12 August 2013 my colleagues, Annegret Mueller-Mundt and Nicola Pamler, explained some basics about temporary workers in Germany. Coming back to this topic, please be aware of a recent interesting and important decision of the German Federal Labour Court. The court had to decide on the question of whether an … Continue reading