OUR HELP CENTER
Find legislation, rulings, and comments on this page
Many of the German Regulations are not provided in English. Additionally, as an English-speaking works council you can only rarely find English legal commentaries on how to interpret the German Acts.
This is why we provide you with the most important Acts, rulings from the German courts and some commentaries on how to interpret everything in this Help Center.
WORKS CONSTITUTION ACT
This is the most important piece of legislation you need to know when acting as a works council in Germany. In German it's called the Betriebsverfassungsgesetz (BetrVG).
The German Administration provides an official English translation on their website. If you click the button, it will take you directly to the official website in English.
GERMAN CIVIL CODE
If you need to know about your rights and duties of your employment contract, you can find the basics of the regulations in the German Civil Code (Bürgerliches Gesetzbuch - BGB).
The German Administration provides an official English translation on their site. If you click the button, it will take you directly to the official website in English.