At present, new developments in connection with the labour law management of the corona pandemic are taking place almost daily. A few days ago, for example, the legislator decided on financial support for working parents who have to look after their children (1). The Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs even assumes, against the background of the current legal situation, that works council resolutions can be passed in video or telephone conferences (2). Finally, our advisory practice shows that employment agencies are noticeably reducing the bureaucratic hurdles for notification of and application for short-time pay (3).


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