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Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek

Daniel Gruenewald

Daniel Gruenewald



  • Company Pension Schemes
  • General Terms and Conditions
  • Labor Law
  • Works Constitution Law

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Bar Admissions

Admitted to the Bar since 2017


Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Research Associate (2014-2015)
University of Cologne
Areas of Practice

Company Pension Schemes | General Terms and Conditions | Labor Law | Works Constitution Law

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Certified Specialist Lawyer in Employment and Labor Law

Professional Associations

  • International Bar Association

Professional Activities and Experience

GÖRG Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten, Lawyer (2017-2018)


Recording of Working Hours: Emden Labor Court Sees Employer's Duty
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, April 2020

In the sensational decision of 14 May 2019 (Case C-55/18), the ECJ ruled that the Member States must oblige employers to introduce an "objective, reliable and accessible system enabling the duration of time worked each day by each worker to be measured”. The decision was largely understood primarily as an appeal to the legislators of the Member States to implement the EU legal requirements...

Coronavirus: FAQ Employment Law
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, March 2020

Answers to important questions 1. WHAT INFORMATION OBLIGATIONS DOES THE EMPLOYER HAVE TO INFORM ITS WORKFORCE? As with other highly infectious diseases, employers have a duty to inform their staff about the coronavirus as part of their general duty of care and consideration (Sec. 241, 618 German Civil Code [BGB]). The extent of this duty to inform depends, among other things, on whether a member of staff is suspected of having caught the virus, whether or not this has been confirmed...

Employers are Not Obligated to Notify Employees of Expiring Vacation Entitlements during Long-Term Illnesses
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, September 2019

In its July 24, 2019 judgment (Case: 5 Sa 676/19), Hamm State Labor Court issued a ruling as to whether employers are obligated to also notify employees who are out of work due to long-term illnesses that their vacation entitlement will expire by December 31 of the calendar year or by March 31 of the subsequent year if those employees fail to take their vacation days. The court denied this on convincing grounds. The final verdict, however, will come from the Federal Labor Court...

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