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Unavoidable personnel reduction – negotiation strategy tips for fast, creative and legally secure implementation

By: A frequently chosen means of reducing personnel costs during the crisis is short-time allowance. However, this can only be a temporary solution. Often, the only way out in the long term is to reduce the workforce.

"Legal Framework

Whether a pure personnel reduction constitutes a change in operations within the meaning of Section 111 BetrVG (German Works Constitution Act) and is therefore subject to the obligation of reconciliation of interests particularly depends on whether a certain threshold number of redundancies is exceeded with respect to a certain company size. These threshold numbers are based on Section 17 KSchG (German Protection Against Unfair Dismissals Act) and can be quantified as follows."

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