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Employment Law Update: German Federal Employment Court Implements ECJ Requirements on Forfeiture of Vacation Entitlement

April 2, 2019, Covington Alert

The German Federal Employment Court (Bundesarbeitsgericht) ruled on February 19, 2019 (Reference number 9 AZR 541/15) that annual vacation entitlement can only be forfeited at the end of a calendar year if the employer previously advised the employee of his/her accrued entitlement and of the deadline by which untaken vacation would be forfeited.

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