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  • Landmark ruling: Full short-time work reduces holiday entitlement

    In connection with the Corona pandemic, short-time work was introduced in many companies. Not infrequently, this has resulted in a complete exemption from the obligation to work (so-called "short-time work zero"). According to the decision of the Federal Labour Court of 30 November 2021 (9 AZR 225/11), this may be taken into account when calculating annual leave.

    2 December 2021

  • No state compensation for unvaccinated employees in Covid-19 quarantine – Consequences for employers

    Until now, employers have paid out the compensation for employees in Covid-19 quarantine according to the Infection Protection Act (Infektionsschutzgesetz - IfSG), which the federal state reimbursed them afterwards. However, since 1 November 2021, following a decision by the health ministers’ conference, state compensation for quarantine as a contact person shall be denied to unvaccinated persons with reference to the possibility of vaccination. The same applies to quarantine of unvaccinated persons after return from a travel area that was already classified as a risk area on the outward journey.

    It is now important for employers to know whether they can refuse to pay wages to unvaccinated employees in contact quarantine and after-travel quarantine. It is also important to know whether they have the right to ask about the vaccination status of employees in Covid-19 quarantine.

    22 November 2021