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Roetzel Recap: Labor Relations

Roetzel Recap: Labor Relations

Company Requesting Specific Level of Production before Wage Increases Forced to Open Books to Union A metal processing company and the United Steel Workers (USW) were engaged in protracted negotiations in an attempt to obtain their first contract. During bargaining, the Company stated that it had to retain a specific ... Read More »

U.S. Department of Labor and Vermont Department of Labor Sign Agreement to Prevent Misclassification of Workers

U.S. Department of Labor and Vermont Department of Labor Sign Agreement to Prevent Misclassification of Workers

The United States Department of Labor has signed a three-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Vermont Department of Labor that is designed to protect employees’ rights by preventing their misclassification as independent contractors or other non-employee statuses. According to the agreement, the agencies are attempting to more effectively and ... Read More »

Mass layoffs – who counts?

Mass layoffs – who counts?

Managing directors and interns are considered employees according to § 17 of the German Protection Against Dismissal Act (KSchG) (European Court of Justice, decision dated July 9, 2015 – C 229/14) In the case pending before the Labor Court Verden, the parties disagree about operationally-related terminations. Including the plaintiff, the ... Read More »

Termination due to Illness: Occupational Integration Management is setting the stage

Termination due to Illness: Occupational Integration Management is setting the stage

If considerable absence from work is expected in the future, an employee has a negative health prognosis. Termination due to illness then comes into consideration. The Federal Labor Court (Bundesarbeitsgericht – BAG) anticipates that the implementation of occupational integration management (betriebliche Eingliederungsmanagement – bEM) is suggested and advertised prior to ... Read More »

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