Discussions about stimulus package and family bonus

DIn the debate about an economic stimulus program, employers have asked the federal government to first set up a fast-acting “bridging aid fund” for companies. “The most affected companies now need particularly quick help,” says a letter from Steffen Kampeter, chief executive of the Federation of German Employers’ Associations, to Federal Minister of Finance Olaf […]

DGB calls for binding regulations on working time recording

Berlin The corona virus has changed the world of work. Whoever can, sits in the home office and uses the possibilities of flexible working hours to reconcile family and work in the crisis as well as possible. But many workers are also noticing how work and leisure time are becoming increasingly blurred. Working hours should […]

EU data protection rules remain controversial in the economy

Berlin In Brussels, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is used as evidence of European design power. The EU has shown that it can also set a new legal standard against the resistance of the big tech companies from Silicon Valley. So much for the reading of the European Commission. In contrast, the regulations are […]

Federal Labor Minister wants home office by law

BMinister of Labor Hubertus Heil (SPD) wants to present a law on the right to home office by autumn. “Anyone who wants to and with whom the workplace allows it should be able to work in the home office – even if the corona pandemic is over,” says Heil of the “Bild am Sonntag”. “We […]

Employers reject right to home office

Berlin Employers reject plans by Federal Labor Minister Hubertus Heil (SPD) to legally enshrine the right to work from home. “Warming up political shopkeepers from before the biggest economic downturn in many decades seems a bit out of time,” said the managing director of the Federal Association of German Employers’ Associations, Steffen Kampeter, on Sunday. […]