Littler Global Guide - Germany - Q2 2019

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Remuneration of Business-Related Travel Time in Germany

Precedential Decision by Judiciary or Regulatory Agency

Authors: Jan-Ove Becker, Partner and Dagmar Lessnau, Associate - Littler Germany

According to a recent decision from the German Federal Labor Court, necessary travel time spent in the employer’s interest generally has to be compensated like working time. This decision impacts business travel, especially for multinational companies. The ruling does not, however, result in a general or unlimited compensation claim for all travel time spent for business purposes.

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