Temporary staffing has become an integral part of the German labour market and has been gradually deregulated from 1985 onwards. Especially in the last decade the country has developed one of the most attractive and buoyant staffing industries in Europe although it remains more fragmented than its French or Dutch neighbours.
As Europe’s largest economy, Germany has a strong focus on manufacturing and industries with the metal and electrical sector being a major client to temporary employment agencies. Professional and skilled labour has also grown in demand, making the recruitment market a diverse one. Influential collective agreements and the temporary employment act shape the legal framework of the German staffing market, which is the fifth-largest in the world based on revenue.
The German jobs market proved to be one of the most resilient during the recent recession. Employment is high and unemployment is comparatively low, but an acute skills shortage is posing a threat to companies in the country.
The April Legs and Regs briefing produced in association with the Ius Laboris legal network covers important changes in Belgium, EU, France, Germany and the UK this month.
Germany - Planned Amendments of the German Part-time and Limited Term Contract Act (Teilzeit- Und Befristungsgesetz - Tzbfg)
UK - A Recent UK Case Has
Please follow the link for the March Legs and Regs briefing produced in association with the Ius Laboris legal network which covers important changes in the Germany and Italy this month. For Members ... .Germany - Work Permit for Non-EU Leasing Employees (Leiharbeitnehmer)
2.Italy - Reintroduction of the Staff Leasing and Other Important Changes Affecting
indefinitely in the UK, has the right of abode in the UK (view example) or has no time limit on their stay
*The following countries are part of the EEA: Austria; Belgium; Denmark; Finland; France; Germany
Support the development of tools to help employers analyse gender pay gaps within their companies. For example Germany developed software which calculates the wage gap. This instrument can help employers
be treated with a note of caution.
For those interested in general M&A activity in Europe Mergermarket's Intelligence highlights activity in the UK in Transport Media and Telecoms and in Germany and Eastern
Belgium, EU, France, Germany and the UK this month.
... Requirement to Submit a Written Contract for Signature by Temporary and Fixed-Term Employees
Germany - No Circumvention (Umgehung) of Sec. 14 para 2 of the German Part