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German Labour Law Conference – All Players of the Scene at one Place

Munich, 31 October 2018 – For the fifth time the German Labour Law Conference will take place in the Allianz Arena, Munich, on 8 November 2018. Following the motto "With each other – Against each other: Hot spots in the daily business" the Betriebs-Berater of the dfv Mediengruppe again invites all players of the labour law scene.

"What makes the Conference so particular is that all sides represented in labour law, i.e. employers, works council members, trade unions, judges as well as representatives of universities and the legal profession are discussing labour law issues outside the typcial everyday situation", explains Christopher Melms, who together with Wolfgang Lipinski, both Partners and Labour Law Specialists at BEITEN BURKHARDT, will host the Conference. "This is a good opportunity 'to put oneself in the other person's shoes", adds Wolfgang Lipinski. "Deadlocked positions will be questioned, a new common approach can be worked out", comments Marion Gertzen, Publishing Manager of Betriebs-Berater.

Lecturers and topics of the Conference are:

  • Dr. Ulrike Brune (Judge at the Federal Labour Court): The Tranparency of Pay Act – also a Job for the Courts
  • Sibylle Wankel (Executive Board, IG Metall – German Metalworkers' Union): The Grand Coalition's Labour Law Projects – from a Trade Union's Point of View
  • Christian Vetter (Dow Chemical Inc.) and Frank Meyer (Airbus): Flexible Working Hours
  • Dr. Jürgen Jaskolla (Data Protection Officer, DWS): Employee Data Protection – new Regulations, old Problems

On the festive eve of the Conference Axel Hacke, journalist and book author, will give a keynote speech on "Where is the Sense of Decency?".

We would be pleased if you could call the attention of interested persons to the Conference. Spontaneous participants are still welcome to register. For more information, see

Dr. Christopher Melms and Dr. Wolfgang Lipinski are Labour Law Specialists and Partners at BEITEN BURKHARDT in Munich. They are available for further information.

The Labour Law Practice Group of BEITEN BURKHARDT with approximately 55 lawyers is one of the largest and leading labour law teams in Germany.

Dr. Christopher Melms
Phone: 089 35065-1143

Dr. Wolfgang Lipinski
Phone: 089 35065-1133

Press & Public Relations Labour and Employment Law
Markus Bauer
Phone: 089 35065-1104