Squire Sanders presents a series of webinars focussing on the key labour and employment issues in various countries throughout Europe, Asia Pacific and the United States.

On 22 May 2013 at 5.00 pm CEST (11.00 am EDT, 3.00 pm GMT, 4.00 pm BST (UK)), the featured country is Germany.  Martin Falke and Nico Jaenicke from Squire Sanders’ Berlin office will focus on some of the important issues facing employers in Germany when seeking to reduce their workforces. The discussion will feature:

  • the timeframe for making reductions.
  • the role of works councils and the unions.
  • calculating redundancy costs.
  • how to correctly terminate employees, including compliance with the Dismissal Protection Act and other legal requirements, notice periods, special dismissal protection, and dealing with termination litigation.

The main webinar presentation will last 45 minutes, followed by a 15 minute question and answer session.  It will be conducted in English.