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Penalty fees in the UAE

Penalty fees in the UAE

The UAE’s Ministry of Economy enforces existing statutory dual licensing of non-independent branch offices. Contrary to the existing 20-year administrative practice of the Department of Economic Development (DED) in Dubai, companies now face penalties. Until recently, it was possible to license and operate non-independent branch offices of companies located in ... Read More »

Extension of the period of notice in the probation period

Extension of the period of notice in the probation period

Reference to collective bargaining agreements is widespread practice. Caution is advised, however, if contradictions to the contents of additional provisions of the employment contract appear. The Case In his employment contract, the employer made reference to the provisions of the collective bargaining agreement. Accordingly, the first six months of the ... Read More »

From Dusk till Dawn

From Dusk till Dawn

In case of collective dismissals, companies are required to undergo a consultation process with the works council. The process is complicated, full of formal requirements and prone to errors. The Federal Labor Court has now provided important clarification concerning the length and substance of the consultation. The work of those ... Read More »

Revocation of an appointment to the management board based on a withdrawal of confidence

Revocation of an appointment to the management board based on a withdrawal of confidence

The Federal Court of Justice (BGH) judged previously disputed legal questions regarding the dismissal of a management board member based on a withdrawal of confidence by the annual general meeting in favor of the shareholders. The withdrawal of confidence does not have to be explained. A corresponding resolution of the ... Read More »

Employment contract law

Employment contract law

Which employer is not familiar with this situation? An employee with whom the work relationship has not been running smoothly for a certain period of time is frequently or permanently ill and is suspected of competitive activity on his or her own behalf or for a competitor during the illness. ... Read More »

Fulfilment of the statutory minimum wage

Fulfilment of the statutory minimum wage

The plaintiff has been working as an assembler for the defendant employer for over 20 years. The employment relationship is governed by the MTV (Manteltarifvertrag für die gewerblichen Arbeitnehmer der Sächsischen Metall- und Elektroindustrie i.d.F vom 24.02.2002; Collective wage agreement for industrial employees of the Saxon metal and electrical industry ... Read More »

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