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The Whistleblower Protection Act comes into force!

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.

Inflation compensation premium for overtime compensation

Since the introduction of the inflation compensation premium in October 2022, some employers have taken advantage of the option to provide their employees with a tax- and duty-free payment of up to €3,000 to mitigate the impact of increased consumer prices.

BAG on compensation for damages in the event of a breach of the Evidence Act

After it had been very quiet around the Nachweisgesetz for several years and the initial excitement around its amendment in August 2022 had initially died down again, a recently published decision of the Federal Labor Court on the employee's claim for damages in the event of a breach of the Nachweisgesetz illustrates its (increased) importance.