Date & Time
Wednesday, February 9, 2022
8:00 am-9:00 am
   |   Webinar
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They are here again — the regular German Works Council Elections that take place every four years between March and May. Last summer, the German legislator made changes to the election procedure, and employers should familiarize themselves with the election rules. In this session, we will discuss which election procedure is relevant for your company, and how you, as an employer, can meaningfully observe the election. Our experienced attorneys will cover the following:

What should employers consider?
Employers must not only bear the costs of the election, but also support the implementation of the election. We'll explain when and where you need to take action.

What are the options for action?
The conduct of the election is the responsibility of the employees, and the employer must provide neutral support. But does this mean that you cannot take a position at all? Do you have to tacitly accept recognizable errors in the election? In which situations does it even make sense to go to the labor court? We'll explain which actions you can take as a neutral election observer and how to choose effectively.

What rules apply in election campaigns?
Everything seems to be permitted in election campaigns. But what is actually allowed in election campaigns and what are the limits? We'll shed light on how employers can react when boundaries are crossed.

How do home office and works council elections work?
Large parts of the workforce currently work from their home offices. How do their votes get into the ballot box? We'll explain how to vote "remotely."

8:00 - 9:00 a.m. PT
9:00 - 10:00 a.m. MT
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. CT
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. ET
4:00 - 5:00 p.m. GMT
5:00 - 6:00 p.m. CET


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