23 Mar.

Deloitte Legal Webcast "Legal Update #5/2022"

Employment law update: regulations to combat the COVID-19 pandemic | kick-off of works council election period

Wednesday, 11:00 a.m.  CET

Wednesday, 23 March 2022 | 11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.



Webcast in German language – feel free to contact any member of our team for explanations in English. 

In our first employment law webcast in 2022 of our Deloitte Legal Update webcast series, we address selected employment law issues currently relevant to employers with regards to the COVID-19 pandemic relaxations. In particular, we provide an update on the new SARS-CoV-2 Occupational Health and Safety Regulation, which is scheduled to take effect on March 21, 2022, on the current status of the home office and company hygiene regulations.

The starting signal for the election period of the works council has been given. These take place every 4 years, this year from March 1 to May 31, 2022. We highlight typical mistakes that should be avoided in the upcoming works council elections. In addition, we will look at selected current case law of the German labor courts that may be relevant for you in corporate practice.

Intended topics are:

  • New regulations to combat the COVID-19 pandemic: what needs to be considered in the relaxation of infection protection?
    • New version of the SARS-CoV-2 occupational health and safety regulation (verion 21.3.-25.5.2022)
    • Expiration of § 28 b IfSG and the Corona-ArbSchVO
    • End of the home office obligation according to § 28 b para. 4 IfSG
    • Possibilities for designing the home office (co-determination, company practice)
  • The planned Mobile Work Act – will everyone soon have a "right to home office"?
  • Works council elections 2022 – what can go wrong?
  • Current labor law jurisprudence
  • Q&A

Our employment law experts Carmen Meola, partner, attorney and specialist in employment law, and Robert Erhardt, attorney at Deloitte Legal, will guide you through the webcast.

Please feel free to ask your questions for the Q&A part already during your registration. 


Register here for our Webcast.


In case of organizational questions, please contact:

Corinna Göbert

Tel: +49 211 87722491
E-Mail: cgoebert@deloitte.de

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Robert Erhardt, LL.B.

Robert Erhardt, LL.B.


Robert Erhardt has been a lawyer at Deloitte Legal since 2022. He advises national and international companies on all matters of individual and collective employment law. The focus of his work is on providing ongoing advice on the implementation of employment relationships as well as employment law support for M&A transactions. He represents clients nationwide in labor court disputes and regularly holds webinars on current labor law topics. Prior to joining Deloitte Legal, Robert Erhardt worked for a German full-service commercial law firm in the area of employment law/M&A. He studied law at the University of Mannheim with an additional qualification in business administration (corporate lawyer/Bachelor of Laws, LL.B.). He completed his legal clerkship at the Regional Court of Stuttgart with a station at the Labor Court of Stuttgart. Robert Erhardt speaks German and English.

Wednesday, 23 Mar 2022 11:00 a.m. CET
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