Employment Law25.08.2020 Newsletter

Home office – Current focuses

Work outside the workplace environment over the last few months of the pandemic has considerably contributed to the fact that, with the exception of certain sectors, large parts of the German economy have retained their capacity to work despite the lockdown. When it became clear in mid-March 2020 that the country would come to a standstill, the switch to mobile work was undertaken swiftly and on a scale as never seen before. Since then, employees have worked and continue to work to a large extent from home.

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12.08.2020 News

Oppenhoff strengthens its business operations with Head of IT and Digital Transformation

nternationally operating law firm Oppenhoff has won Torsten Krumrey for the newly created role of Head of IT and Digital Transformation. The 53-year-old Krumrey was previously Chief Information Officer / Head of IT at law firm Taylor Wessing and responsible for the German IT team.

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Employment Law12.08.2020Frankfurt am Main Newsletter

Occupational health and safety - SARS-CoV2 Occupational Health and Safety Regulation

Occupational health and safety is back in focus. The new SARS-CoV2 Occupational Health and Safety Regulation has been cleared and will affect all companies. The German Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs (BMAS) cleared the new SARS-CoV2 Occupational Safety Regulation for publication in the Joint Ministerial Gazette yesterday, 11 August 2020. It will enter into force in August 2020.

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Employment Law27.07.2020 Publication

Need for action regarding short-time work compensation - possibility until 31 July 2020 of having the short-time work notification reinterpreted to apply to individual business departments

Many enterprises that registered short-time work for their entire business in the course of the corona pandemic are currently facing the task of gradually returning to normal operations, possibly limited to individual departments. In order to make this transition easier for employers, the German Federal Employment Agency [Bundesagentur für Arbeit - BA] has regulated that employers have a one-time option until 31 July 2020 to have their original notification of the loss of work for the entire business reinterpreted to apply to individual business departments.

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Mergers & Acquisitions / Private Equity24.07.2020Frankfurt am Main News

Oppenhoff advises on the acquisition of CNP Group by capiton

The leading independent commercial law firm Oppenhoff advised the family owners of CNP on the sale of all group companies of the pharmaceutical group to the private equity investor capiton AG.

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Use of the Corona-Warn-App in companies

Following the introduction of the Corona-Warn-App in Germany with some initial difficulties, more and more employers now want to use it to protect their employees. However, employers cannot unilaterally order the mandatory use of the app by employees.

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IT Law and Data Protection07.07.2020 Newsletter

"Planet49" decision by the Federal Supreme Court: Pre-selected opt-in does not provide effective consent to cookies

A recently published decision of the German Federal Court of Justice (BGH) of 28 May 2020 (Az. I ZR 7/16) makes it necessary to modify many cookie banners. Tracking cookies for analysis or marketing purposes on websites require the use of consent management tools. In addition, privacy notices must be adapted.

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Mergers & Acquisitions / Real Estate Law02.07.2020Cologne News

Property Management: Oppenhoff advises MVGM on the acquisition of VIVANIUM

The independent German commercial law firm Oppenhoff has advised MVGM, the largest property manager in the Netherlands and top manager for commercial and residential property in Germany, on the acquisition of Mannheim-based property manager VIVANIUM.

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Mergers & Acquisitions29.06.2020Cologne News

Oppenhoff advises Banijay on complete takeover of Brainpool

The commercial law firm Oppenhoff has advised the global media company Banijay on the acquisition of 100 percent of the Cologne-based TV production company Brainpool (including "Schlag den Star" (ProSieben), "Pastewka" (Amazon), "Luke! Die Schule und ich” (Sat.1)).

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Employment Law26.06.2020 Newsletter

Focus on Labor Law - 2nd quarter 2020

With this "Focus on Labor Law", we are pleased to present you the new design of our previous newsletter. Our Focus on Labor Law will continue to inform you in the usual manner at the end of each quarter about current labor court decisions and legal developments of particular relevance to your company’s personnel work. This issue also contains a "Corona Update" with the most important current labor law aspects of the pandemic.

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Julia Witte

Julia Witte

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