Background information on labour law

Basics of labor law

With the regulations in labor law, the legislator reacts to social developments. Working hours, contract design, hiring and tendering - many aspects are regulated in labor law or in the Works Constitution Act. Depending on the industry and profession, requirements for a job and remuneration are regulated here.

General provisions on labor law include the advertising of jobs, the drafting of employment contracts, probationary periods, termination regulations. Duties of an employee and the employer characterize an employment relationship and must be complied with. The principle of equal treatment and the establishment of a works council protect the interests of employees if the size of the company provides for the establishment of such a body and employees support it.

With the changes in society and the demands of the economy, new aspects are constantly arising that alter the cooperation between companies and employees. This leads to differences and differing views on rights and obligations on both sides. To prevent this, it is necessary to react quickly to conflicts and to exchange views on individual needs.

A common agreement can mean that disputes about labor law can be avoided. The basis between employees and employers is the exchange of work effort and manpower; for both this is intended as a win-win situation.

The Management-Institut Dr. A. Kitzmann addresses its seminar "Labor Law Compact" to personnel managers, executives and works councils and conducts this seminar in Frankfurt, Stuttgart and Munich.

Author: Management-Institut Dr. A. Kitzmann