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Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek

Jana Maria Siemens, LL.B.

Jana Maria Siemens, LL.B.

Associate

Expertise

  • Labor Law
  • Works Constitution Law

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Bar Admissions

Admitted since 2017

Education

theoretical training as a specialist lawyer for labour law (2019)
Associate, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP (2017-2019)
Legal Trainee, Higher Regional Court of Hamburg (2015-2017)
Bucerius Law School, Hamburg and Willamette University, Oregon (2009-2015)
Areas of Practice

Labor Law | Works Constitution Law

Professional Career

Professional Associations

  • International Bar Association
Articles

Coronavirus: FAQ Employment Law Part 2
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, March 2020

A. SHORT-TIME WORK 1. WHAT IS THE LEGAL POSITION? According to the "Act on the temporary crisis-related improvement of the regulations for short-time work compensation" ("Gesetz zur vorüberristeten krisenbedingten Verbesserung der Regelungen für das Kurzarbeitgeld") (see preliminary version of BT publication 19/17893), a company can order short-time work due to the worldwide cases of illness caused by the coronavirus and thus reduce working hours...

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...

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