State press releases - 96 news release online.

GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte: Assessing obligation to make social security payments in the case of managing directors

Whether a managing director is obliged to make social security contributions depends on various factors. GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte has carried out an assessment of the obligation to make social security payments.

by Michael Rainer (12 days ago)
BAG: Exceptional notice of dismissal effective if there is video evidence

Even covert video footage can potentially justify exceptional notice of dismissal. That was the verdict of the Bundesarbeitsgericht (BAG), Germany’s Federal Labour Court, in its judgment of September 22, 2016 (Az.: 2 AZR 848/15).

by Michael Rainer (28 days ago)
Competition law: Goods on display must feature total price on label

The final cost of goods on display needs to be readily apparent to customers. According to a recent ruling of the Oberlandesgericht (OLG) Hamm [Higher Regional Court of Hamm], quoting only part of the price constitutes a violation of competition law.

by Michael Rainer (a month ago!)
Terminating employment relationship and prior formal warnings

Formal written warnings play an important role in the field of employment law, with one often being a prerequisite to the employer effectively terminating an employment relationship.

by Michael Rainer (a month ago!)
Purchase of further tax CDs possible - Voluntary disclosure for tax evasion

Since 2010, the German exchequer has reeled in a nationwide total of around six billion euros by way of voluntary declarations for tax evasion. For tax dodgers, voluntary disclosure remains the only way out.

by Michael Rainer (a month ago!)
Reform of law governing challenges to debtor"s transactions in insolvency proceedings

The reform of insolvency law is meant to bolster the rights of creditors in the event that a business partner becomes insolvent as well as provide greater legal certainty.

by Michael Rainer (a month ago!)
GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte - Assessing trademark violations

Protecting your brand is crucial. One ought to take resolute action against trademark violations. That being said, you should first assess whether a trademark violation has in fact occurred.

by Michael Rainer (a month ago!)
OLG Köln: Heir must be defined with sufficient clarity in will

Testators need to define their heirs with sufficient clarity in wills, because the will might otherwise be invalid. That was the verdict of the Oberlandesgericht (OLG) Köln [Higher Regional Court of Cologne] in its ruling of November 14, 2016 (Az.: 2 Wx 536/16).

by Michael Rainer (a month ago!)
Using FCS is like a turbo booster for Forensics

With growing complexities in digital forensics an efficient investigation can become quite a limited assignment. This forensic command suite is not a tool designed to spy on the public. It is supposed to help investigators protect the society against criminal activities. Nevertheless, this tool is only exclusively available to authorities and large enterprises that have a specialized team of forensics experts. It will be available in 20 languages.

by Chris Bartsch (a month ago!)
Tax dodgers under pressure - Way out of tax evasion is through voluntary disclosure

While the number of voluntary declarations for tax evasion is easing off, the same cannot be said of the efforts being put into the fight against tax evasion. It remains possible for tax evaders to submit a voluntary declaration leading to immunity.

by Michael Rainer (few months ago!)
BAG: Post-contractual prohibition on competition invalid without a waiting allowance

Post-contractual prohibitions on competition that do not provide for compensation for this period, i.e. a waiting allowance, are null and void. That was the verdict of the Bundesarbeitsgericht (BAG), Germany’s Federal Labour Court, in its ruling of March 22, 2017 (Az.: 10 AZR 448/15).

by Michael Rainer (few months ago!)
BGH: Health claims in relation to mineral water need to comply with the Health Claims Regulation

Health claims in relation to mineral water need to be consistent with the Health Claims Regulation. This was confirmed by the Bundesgerichtshof (BGH), Germany’s Federal Supreme Court, in its ruling of January 30, 2017 (Az.: I ZR 257/15).

by Michael Rainer (few months ago!)
Tax evasion: Only voluntary disclosure affords protection from severe penalties

Anyone who has been caught for tax evasion should expect to be faced with severe penalties. Voluntary disclosure is the only way of returning to a state of normal tax affairs and avoiding penalties.

by Michael Rainer (few months ago!)
EU cartel authorities examining possible e-commerce competition violations

The European Union’s cartel authorities are targeting e-commerce more aggressively and are carrying out three investigations looking into whether violations of European competition law have occurred.

by Michael Rainer (few months ago!)
GRP Rainer Rechtsanwälte: Experience with liability claims against executive bodies

Executive boards, supervisory boards and managing directors are subject to a substantial risk of personal liability. With the help of suitable legal advice and experience, it is possible to reduce this risk.

by Michael Rainer (few months ago!)
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