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With the year 2021 coming to an end, there have once again been some legal changes for the mechanical and plant engineering industry in the areas of labor market policy and labor law.
Due to the numerous legal risks and questions involved, employees are generally not entitled to approval for mobile work abroad.
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Persons with a mini-job are not entitled to continued payment of wages in the event of official plant closures due to the pandemic
Many employers ask themselves: Is the certificate of incapacity for work inviolable or can it be called into question in individual cases? The BAG provides some clarity.
the development towards flexible and location-independent working has received an enormous boost from Corona. What changes will be permanent?
The increasing digitalization and networking of production also affect the skilled workers in the value-added areas. For this reason, a number of things must already change in dual training.
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Several federal states already make the granting of compensation dependent on the vaccination status of the employee. Now a uniform practice of the authorities has been agreed upon.
Joint recommendations aim at an effective innovation policy in the new legislative period. The VDMA is one of the 24 signatory organizations.
Employers can bring their employees back to the office from the home office by directives.
On 09 September 2021, the 1st Amendment to the SARS-CoV-2 Occupational Health and Safety Regulation was published in the Joint Ministerial Gazette and automatically came into force on the following day.
With 1.34 million employees, mechanical and plant engineering is the key industry in Germany with the highest employment.
Despite all political efforts, the bureaucratic burdens on industry are increasing, even in the medium-sized mechanical and plant engineering sector.
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At this point we would like to draw your attention once again to the use of the mediation service, which is attached to this article as a pdf download and regularly updated.
The Mechanical Engineering course at Mannheim University of Applied Sciences successfully completes the Machine House Transfer Project in cooperation with the VDMA and introduces the new course offering "Digital Mechanical Engineering".
In our theme publications, you will find facts, figures and data related to vocational training, engineering courses, skilled workers, mechanical engineers and women in mechanical engineering.
Successful cooperation: The Faculty of Mechanical and Automotive Engineering at Coburg University of Applied Sciences and the VDMA present the results of the joint Machine House Transfer Project.
Launch of the new online platform TechTalents on October 27: Here young people can find year-round information about study and training options in technology professions. YouTuber Johannes Mickenbecker will support TechTalents with a live question and answer session on the opening day.
The corona pandemic has given digitization in Germany a boost and many companies have had to adapt to the new working conditions - including in the mechanical and plant engineering sector.
Successful conclusion of the cooperation between VDMA and DHBW Stutt-gart Campus Horb as part of the Maschinenhaus transfer project.
The corona pandemic has given a boost to digitalization in Germany and many companies have had to adapt to the new working conditions.
On 01 September 2021, the Second Act Amending the Federal Parental Allowance and Parental Leave Act (BEEG) came into force.
Several states want to make the award of compensation during a quarantine conditional on the worker's vaccination status.
The Faculty of Engineering at Koblenz University of Applied Sciences successfully completes its Mechanical Engineering Transfer Project in cooperation with the VDMA.
The renewed extension of special regulations for short-time work unnecessarily prolongs the crisis mode. Companies desperately seeking skilled workers will lose out. The current figures on short-time work in the mechanical engineering sector show that there is no longer any justification for the special regulations.
According to estimates by the ifo Institute, the number of short-time workers in Germany's mechanical engineering sector fell back below pre-Corona levels in August 2021. Many companies are reporting rising hiring needs, but also see an increasing shortage of skilled workers coming their way.
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Only in a few sectors will there be an obligation for employees to inform their employers about their vaccination status. However, as long as there is no obligation to provide information, companies will be deprived of an important prerequisite for effectively reducing the risk of infection in the workplace.
At its meeting on 01/09/2021, the Federal Cabinet approved the amendment of the SARS-CoV-2 Occupational Health and Safety Ordinance.
Employers and employees must do everything to reduce the risk of infection in companies to zero. This includes at least an obligation to inform employees whether they have been vaccinated or not.
Together with its partners Gesamtmetall, IG Metall and ZVEI, the VDMA wants to specifically incorporate new qualification requirements of the digital world of work into continuing vocational training and set new standards.
A crisis shows which companies are capable of finding answers to difficult challenges. The means of leadership to choose from are: stringent instructions from individuals or the power of self-organised teams.
Mechanical and plant engineering is Germany's largest industrial employer. It is a driver of digitalization, a pioneer of a climate-neutral economy and a global supplier to the manufacturing industry.
Young talent advertising under contact restrictions: VDMA organizes virtual career fair for junior technicians from 27 September 2021 - nationwide and regionally, also in NRW.
In order to continue to be technologically and economically successful in the future, the Board of the Fluid Power Association has launched four strategic working groups on central and future-relevant topics.
After the launch of the vocational training project "ADF-VDMA Technical Training Programme", the Official Welcoming Ceremony for the first 120 trainees at Dangote Academy followed in August 2021.
Even in difficult times, training companies in the eastern German mechanical engineering sector are relying on their own in-company training. But the hurdles in the search for suitable trainees are high.
In the context of change, there is often talk of "picking people up" and "taking them along". But it would be important to "involve" everyone. With Lean Management, change can be even more successful.
Those who are not willing to work short-time can be dismissed
The mechanical and plant engineering industry is facing enormous technical and economic challenges due to digitalization and climate change. This has consequences for human resources management: with increasing demand for skilled workers, companies simultaneously need more flexibility for necessary transformation processes. However, further regulations of the labor market, as demanded by some parties, threaten to prevent more employment.
Short-time work is declining, employment is rising, the economy has picked up speed. Time to reconsider lump-sum state Corona aid for companies and employees.
The question repeatedly arises as to how § 616 BGB is to be applied in the case of compensation for loss of earnings pursuant to § 56 IfSG as a result of quarantines ordered by the authorities.
Home office is now in principle not a milder means in comparison to a notice of termination due to a change in the employment relationship
Those who are in corona-related quarantine during their vacation do not get their vacation back without further ado.
A quarantine ordered in the Corona pandemic does not preclude continued payment of wages by the employer in the event of illness.
As soon as employees work for a company abroad, it must be clarified whether this triggers taxation rights in the respective country of activity by virtue of a tax "nexus".
The flood disaster in July 2021 has affected many people.
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