Labour law includes all legal rules relating to a service rendered within the framework of a dependent activity. It can be divided into individual and collective labour law. These two areas are not always clearly distinguishable from each other. The following figure shows an overview of labour law in Germany Read more…
Collective labour law can be subdivided into two levels:
Collective bargaining law – the level dealing with relations between trade unions, employer associations and individual employers.
Workplace labour relations law (also known as works constitution) – the level dealing with relations between employer and workforce in individual establishments.
Collective bargaining law
Collective bargaining autonomy is among the constitutionally protected rights of trade unions and employer associations. The collective bargaining partners thus have the right to enter into collective agreements under their own responsibility. (more…)