Covington is proud to be a signatory to the Charter of Diversity (Charta der Vielfalt). The Charta der Vielfalt, launched in 2006 in Germany, seeks to promote diversity in companies and institutions and has the support of the Commissioner for the Federal Government for Migration, Refugees and Integration, State Minister Reem Alabali-Radovan. The initiative has

Am 1. Januar 2023 wurde die elektronische Arbeitsunfähigkeitsbescheinigung (eAU) für gesetzlich versicherte Arbeitnehmer[1] verpflichtend eingeführt. Bisher waren Arbeitnehmer dazu verpflichtet, ihrem Arbeitgeber die typische gelbe AU vorzuzeigen. Mit Inkrafttreten der neuen Regelung trifft nun die Arbeitgeber die Pflicht, die eAU digital bei der Krankenkasse abzurufen.

Die obligatorische Einführung für Arbeitgeber war ursprünglich schon für

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The Act on Corporate Due Diligence Obligations in Supply Chains (“Supply Chain Due Diligence Act” or the “Act”) creates human rights and environmental due diligence obligations for companies with a significant number of employees in Germany (our Business and Human Rights team has formerly outlined the

On 24 November 2021, the potential new German coalition government consisting of the Social Democratic Party (SPD), the Green Party (Bündnis 90/Die Grünen) and the Liberal Party (FDP) published its “Coalition Agreement 2021 – 2025: Coalition for Freedom, Justice and Sustainability”. The agenda includes important initiatives relating to money laundering prevention in Germany and the