Germany - Act to improve position of temp workers - November 30, 2016

The Parliament approved amendments to the Committee on Labour and Social Affairs’ Employment Act (AUG), which covers regulation of temporary employment and work contracts. The Committee on Labour and Social Affairs stated that the proposed changes to the Employee Leasing Act will come into effect on 1 April 2017. The draft Act, which was finally approved by the Bundesrat (the Federal Council), stipulates that temporary workers may only be used for 18 months at a client company in the future (unless a collective agreement governs a longer duration of use). They should also receive the same wages as the permanent staff after nine months. Previous demands by the trade unions for more regulation of contracted work were not met, as employers' representatives succeeded in keeping this subject off the agenda.

English: https://www.eurofound.europa.eu/observatories/eurwork/articles/working-conditions …  

German: http://www.handelsblatt.com/politik/deutschland/leiharbeit-bundesrat-billigt …  

http://www.bundesrat.de/SharedDocs/drucksachen …  

Complete file Parliament (in German): https://www.bundestag.de …  

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