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Original name: Kündigungsschutzgesetz - KSchG
Name: Protection against Dismissal Act (KSchG).
Country: Germany
Subject(s): Employment security, termination of employment
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1951-08-10
Entry into force:
ISN: DEU-1951-L-84076
Bibliography: Arbeitsrecht,, 1994-12-31, H.C. Nipperdey, C.H. Beck Verlag, Munich, Germany, Text No. 152
Act on-line in German Act on-line in German Gesetze im Internet, Ministry of Justice - Bundesministerium der Justiz, Germany PDF PDF (consulted on 2010-07-07)
Abstract/Citation: Ordinary dismissal has to comply with the requirements as prescribed by the Act, whose main purpose has traditionally been the preservation of employment.[29] Its application depends on the number of employees, § 23: It is not applicable to establishments permanently employing five or less than five full-time employees (not counting vocational trainees), and it is only partially applicable to establishments employing ten or less employees (employees hired after the 31.12.2003 do not count for that purpose). In ascertaining the number of employees, part-time employees with a regular working week of not more than 20 hours shall be counted as 0.5, and with not more than 30 hours as 0.75 employees. Also, the Act does not apply for employment relations shorter than half a year, § 1 (1).
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