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Digitization in associations: What the new provision of Section 32 (2) of the German Civil Code means for associations

The COVID 19 pandemic has led to increased digitization in many areas of our lives - including associations. As early as March 2020, Section 5 (2) no. 1 of the Act on Measures in Corporate, Cooperative, Association, Foundation and Condominium Law to Combat the Effects of the COVID 19 Pandemic (COVMG) enabled digital decision-making in associations. However, these regulations were only effective until the end of August 2022.

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News on vacation law

On December 20, 2022, the Federal Labor Court ruled that vacation does not expire after three years if the employer has not previously fulfilled its obligation to inform the employee about the extent and imminent expiration of remaining vacation (Case No. 9 AZR 266/20).

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News on the recording of working time

Back in September, the German Federal Labor Court (BAG) ruled that the working hours of employees must already - under current law - be generally recorded. This is not to follow from the Working Hours Act, but from Section 3 (2) No. 1 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

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Legal protection of whistleblowers (whistleblower)

In July 2022, the German Cabinet had approved a government draft for the Whistleblower Protection Act (HinSchG). The Whistleblower Protection Act (HinSchG) is the German implementation of the EU Whistleblower Directive, which aims to establish standardized protection for whistleblowers across the EU for the first time.

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