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  1. Germany - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act to support the fight against organized crime.

    Adoption: 1998-05-04 | DEU-1998-L-50041

    Amends the Penal Code and the Criminal Procedure Code to provide for evidence gathered through listening devices and for measures to combat money laundering.

  2. Germany - General provisions - Law, Act

    Fifth Act amending the Social Court Act (5. SGG-ÄndG).

    Adoption: 1998-03-30 | Date of entry into force: 1998-06-01 | Date of partial entry into force: 1998-03-01 | DEU-1998-L-50036

    Amends provisions of the Social Court Act (BGBl. 2535/1975) regarding decisions of the court without oral arguments and matters concerning contributions to private insurance schemes.

  3. Germany - General provisions - Constitution

    Act to amend the Basic Law (Article 19).

    Adoption: 1998-03-26 | Date of entry into force: 1998-04-01 | DEU-1998-C-49560

    Permits the use of listening devices in cases where there is reason to believe that a serious criminal offense is being committed. Use of listening devices shall require an order from a body of three judges.

  4. Germany - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act on benefits for asylum-seekers (AsylbLG).

    Adoption: 1997-08-05 | Date of entry into force: 1997-06-01 | DEU-1997-L-47639

    Provides for clothing, shelter, food and stipends for persons who are applying for asylum. S. 5 provides for employment opportunities for asylum seekers within the framework of asylum facilities, to be paid at an hourly rate of 2DM. Those capable of work who do not accept employment on reasonable grounds shall be subject to a reduction in benefits. Asylum seekers with personal assets shall use these up before being entitled to benefits. This is an official revision of the original Act of 1993.

  5. Germany - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act to ameliorate the rehabilitation regulations for victims of political persecution in the former German Democratic Republic.

    Adoption: 1997-07-01 | Date of entry into force: 1997-07-02 | DEU-1997-L-47441

    Amends provisions of the Professional Rehabilitation Act of 23 June 1994 regarding entitlement to benefits for vocational training. Amends provisions of the Administrative Rehabilitation Act regarding, inter alia, the determination of what constitutes political persecution for the purposes of the Act.

  6. Germany - General provisions - Law, Act

    Criminal Rehabilitation Act [StrRehaG] [official revision].

    Adoption: 1997-07-01 | Date of entry into force: 1997-07-05 | DEU-1997-L-47442

    Revokes sentences and sanctions made under a number of laws of the German Democratic Republic, and provides for compensation for persons who were imprisoned or who otherwise were victimized due to political activities. This Act is a revision of the Act of 29 October 1992.

  7. Germany - General provisions - Law, Act

    Administrative Rehabilitation Act [VwRehaG] [official revision].

    Adoption: 1997-07-01 | Date of entry into force: 1997-07-05 | DEU-1997-L-47443

    Revokes and provides compensation for administrative decisions made in the former German Democratic Republic which unjustly caused professional hardship or deprivation of property. Official revision of the Act of 23 June 1994.

  8. Germany - General provisions - Law, Act

    Professional Rehabilitation Act. (Berufliches Rehabilitierungsgesetz (BerRehaG)) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 1997-07-01 | Date of entry into force: 1998-01-01 | DEU-1997-L-47444

    Provides for pension and vocational training benefits for persons who suffered professional hardship or who had their vocational training interrupted because of political persecution in the former German Democratic Republic. Revision of the Act of 23 June 1994.

  9. Germany - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act concerning the relocation of the Federal Labour Court from Kassel to Erfurt.

    Adoption: 1996-03-11 | Date of entry into force: 1996-03-20 | DEU-1996-L-43326

  10. Germany - General provisions - Constitution

    Act to amend the Basic Law.

    Adoption: 1995-11-03 | Date of entry into force: 1995-11-11 | DEU-1995-C-42166

    Makes two small amendments to Article 106, paras. 3 and 4, relating to minimum tax revenue.

  11. Germany - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance on the counting of handicraft professions.

    Adoption: 1995-10-17 | Date of entry into force: 1995-06-01 | DEU-1995-R-43152

    Implements a census of handicraft-like professions and establishments for the purpose of national statistics in 1996.

  12. Germany - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act to adapt labour legislation to EU-law.

    Adoption: 1995-07-27 | Date of entry into force: 1995-07-28 | DEU-1995-L-42009

    Amends the Takeover of Employees Act of 3 February 1995, the Vocational Training Act, the Seafarers' Act of 14 September 1994, and the Protection from Dismissal Act of 25 August 1969, to meet the requirements of EU labour law.

  13. Germany - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Fifth Ordinance to amend the Ordinance on the implementation of the Act on Foreigners

    Adoption: 1995-03-14 | Date of entry into force: 1995-03-15 | DEU-1995-R-41047

    Deletes several African nations from the list of countries in the Ordinance on the implementation of the Act on Foreigners of 18 December 1990 (BGBl. I p. 2983).

  14. Germany - General provisions - Constitution

    41st and 42nd Amendments to the Basic Law of the Federal Republic of Germany.

    Adoption: 1994-10-27 | DEU-1994-C-44018

    The 41st Amendment was passed on 30 August 1994 and amends provisions relating to the administration of the postal service (Articles 73, 80, 87, inserts new 87f and 143b). The 42nd amendment was passed 27 October 1994 and makes numerous insertions and amendments. Inter alia, amends Article 3 (equality before the law), stating that the state shall foster the implementation of equal entitlement between men and women, and that no person shall be disadvantaged because of a disability. Also amends provisions relating to the powers and boundaries of the Bundeslaender, as well as their competence in concurrent legislation.

  15. Germany - General provisions - International agreement

    Convention concluded in New York on 31.03.1953 regarding the political rights of women.

    Adoption: 1994-09-06 | DEU-1994-IA-41165

    Full text of the Convention, which is declared part of national law. Sets out the scope of its application.

  16. Germany - General provisions - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Declaration regarding the scope of application of the Convention concerning the reduction of the number of stateless persons.

    Adoption: 1994-09-05 | Date of entry into force: 1994-08-16 | DEU-1994-M-41164

  17. Germany - General provisions - International agreement

    Convention on Conciliation and Arbitration in the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe.

    Adoption: 1994-08-23 | Date of entry into force: 1994-08-31 | DEU-1994-IA-41157

    Applied at the national level by the Act to implement the Convention on Conciliation and Arbitration within the CSCE dated 23 August 1994.

  18. Germany - General provisions - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Declaration of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs concerning the scope of the Convention regarding the elimination of racial discrimination in every form.

    Adoption: 1994-08-19 | Date of entry into force: 1994-06-10 | DEU-1994-M-41139

  19. Germany - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act to amend several standards of the Social Code with respect to the protection of personal social data and to amend other standards.

    Adoption: 1994-06-13 | Date of entry into force: 1994-06-18 | DEU-1994-L-41117

    Prohibits the use of data with respect to personal social information without a particular reason. Also prohibits the attachment of maternity benefit and family benefit allocated for raising children.

  20. Germany - General provisions - Law, Act

    Federal Act concerning protection regarding data collection.

    Adoption: 1993-12-27 | DEU-1993-L-42206

    Data can only be collected and stored in particular circumstances pursuant to the right of self-determination regarding information. In the labour law sector the employer has the right to store only data which are related to employment, such as information on age, education, vocational training and employee evaluations. In the case of wrongful storage, the employer is liable for damages irrespective of fault.

  21. Germany - General provisions - Constitution

    39th Amendment of the Basic Law, 28 June 1993.

    Adoption: 1993-06-28 | DEU-1993-C-41549

    Amends Articles 16 and 18 relating to the right to asylum. Inserts a new Article 16a which provides that a person has no right to asylum if coming from a third country which is a party to the Convention concerning the Legal Status of Refugees and the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. Also provides for the creation of a list of states which are to be considered free from political persecution.

  22. Germany - General provisions - Constitution

    Thirty-eighth Amendment of the Basic Law, 21 December 1992 (BGBl I, S. 2086).

    Adoption: 1992-12-21 | DEU-1992-C-41548

    Amends Articles 45, 52, 88, 50, and 115, all relating to the European Union. A new Article 45 provides for the creation of a committee for affairs of the European Union.

  23. Germany - General provisions - Constitution

    37th Amendment of the Basic Law, 21 July 1992 (BGBl, S. 1254).

    Adoption: 1992-07-21 | DEU-1992-C-41547

    Amends Article 87d, [Aviation administration] Section 1, by adding the following second sentence: "The organizational form of public or private law is decided by federal law."

  24. Germany - General provisions - Law, Act

    26th Penal Law Amendment Act: Trade of human beings (26th PLAA).

    Adoption: 1992-07-14 | DEU-1992-L-31345

    The word "prostitution" is replaced by "trade of human beings" in the amended text.

  25. Germany - General provisions - Law, Act

    Federal Act to counteract unfair competition.

    Adoption: 1990-12-17 | DEU-1990-L-42188

  26. Germany - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Transfer of the EEC law on the territory according to Article 3 of the Union treaty (EC law transfer Ordinance)

    Adoption: 1990-09-28 | DEU-1990-R-26947

    EEC law refered to in the annex of the Ordinance shall be applicable in the new "Länder" ; the annex 3, related to agriculture and alimentation must be applicable on 31 December 1992 at the latest.

  27. Germany - General provisions - Constitution

    Notification of 19 September 1990 of the Letter of the President of the Parliament to the German Democratic Republic of 25 August 1990 and of the Decision of the Parliament of 23 August 1990 on the accession of the German Democratic Republic to the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Germany.

    Adoption: 1990-09-19 | DEU-1990-C-26943

  28. Germany - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of 29 August 1990 concerning the treaty of 3 August 1990 on the preparation and execution of the first common elections of the German Parliament of the Federal Republic of Germany and of the German Democratic Republic as well as the modification treaty of 20 August 1990

    Adoption: 1990-08-29 | DEU-1990-L-26948

    With regard to the first common elections by vertue of the two treaties of 3 August and 20 August 1990, the Act modifies the Federal Election Act of 1975

  29. Germany - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of 26 June 1990 to modify the Labour Courts Act and other labour regulations (Labour Court Modification Act).

    Adoption: 1990-06-26 | DEU-1990-L-26945

    Amends sections 2, 7, 12, 14, 15, 17, 18, 20, 21, 27, 34, 35, 36, 63, 69 and 121 of the Labour Courts Act [LS 1979-Ger F.R. 2] with regard to proceedings and structure of labour courts. Also amends the Civil Code, section 622, and the Act of 1976 on workers' co-management by modifying the number of workers needed to have one delegate in the enterprises.

  30. Germany - General provisions - Law, Act

    Federal Act on the Industrial Tribunal.

    Adoption: 1990-06-26 | DEU-1990-L-42218

    Describes structure and organisation of industrial tribunals as well as legal proceedings at each level.

  31. Germany - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act on Liability for Defective Products.

    Adoption: 1989-12-15 | DEU-1989-L-49719

    Available in English.

  32. Germany - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance No. 2 of 28 September 1989 amending Ordinance No. 1 on implementation of the Works Constitution Act.

    Adoption: 1989-09-28 | Date of entry into force: 1989-10-06 | DEU-1989-R-8682

    Amends Ordinance No. 1 on implementation of the Works Constitution Act (LS 1972-Ger. F.R. 1; see Notification of 23 December 1988 (BGBl, Part I, p. 1, 902), as last amended on 20 July 1988 (BGBl. Part I, p. 1072), by revising the table of contents and introducing changes in terminology, inter alia. Occasioned by amendments to the Works Constitution Act.

  33. Germany - General provisions - Law, Act

    Code of Criminal Procedure. (Strafprozeßordnung (StPO)) - Official English Translation Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 1987-04-17 | DEU-1987-L-82015

    Sets out the procedures with respect to criminal cases.

  34. Germany - General provisions - International agreement

    Déclaration d'intentions concernant la collaboration entre l'Italie, la France, la Grande Bretagne, les Etats-Unis d'Amérique, la République fédérale allemande, le Japon, le Canada, la Commission de la Communauté européenne sur les matériaux d'avant-garde et les normes correspondantes.

    Adoption: 1986-06-04 | ORG-1986-IA-4411

    Détermine la portée, les buts, les modalités, le financement de la coopération en matière de haute technologie. Fixe également la participation des parties et des autres pays, les modalités de contrôle de l'exécution du programme d'utilisation des résultats de la recherche et les limites de responsabilité de chaque partie. Entrée en vigueur le 2 avril 1987.

  35. Germany - General provisions - Law, Act

    Loi tendant à garantir la neutralité de l'Etablissement fédéral du travail en cas de différends du travail.

    Adoption: 1986-05-15 | DEU-1986-L-2350

    La loi modifie la loi de 1969 (SL 1969 - All.(RF) 1 ... 1974 - All.(RF) 1) sur la promotion de l'emploi. Elle prévoit, notamment, que les prestations de chômage ne pourront pas être versées aux personnes touchées par un différend du travail et précise l'application de cette disposition à l'égard des différends concernant les conventions collectives par branche d'activité. Elle définit la composition de la commission de neutralité et la procédure des recours contre ses décisions. Elle abroge l'arrêté du 2 mars 1973 sur la neutralité et sa modification du 14 juillet 1982.

  36. Germany - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act regarding bankruptcy proceedings.

    Adoption: 1985-02-20 | DEU-1985-L-1373

  37. Germany - General provisions - Law, Act

    Quatrième loi tendant à modifier la loi [du 30 mars 1957] sur la protection de l'emploi en cas d'appel au service militaire.

    Adoption: 1984-07-17 | DEU-1984-L-653

    Modifie le para. 11a de la loi susvisée, dans sa teneur du 14 avril 1980.

  38. Germany - General provisions - Law, Act

    Capital Accumulation Act (No. 3).

    Adoption: 1982-09-30 | DEU-1982-L-10653

    Notification of the consolidated text of the Capital Accumulation Act (No. 3).

  39. Germany - General provisions - Law, Act

    Ordinance made under Div. 3 of the Act [as consolidated on 14 Apr. 1980] to protect employment in the event of call-up for military service.

    Adoption: 1980-10-20 | DEU-1980-L-11637

  40. Germany - General provisions - Law, Act

    Notification of the consolidated text of the Act [of 30 Mar. 1957] to protect employment in the event of call-up for military service.

    Adoption: 1980-04-14 | DEU-1980-L-11632

  41. Germany - General provisions - Law, Act

    Notification of the consolidated text of the Labour Courts Act. (Arbeitsgerichtsgesetz (ArbGG)) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 1979-07-02 | DEU-1979-L-12356

  42. Germany - General provisions - Law, Act

    An Act to accelerate and simplify the procedure followed in the labour courts.

    Adoption: 1979-05-21 | DEU-1979-L-12352

  43. Germany - General provisions - Law, Act

    Consolidated text of the Small-Scale Industries Code.

    Adoption: 1978-01-01 | DEU-1978-L-12825

  44. Germany - General provisions - Law, Act

    An Act (No. 3) to amend the Act [of 21 May 1968] to protect employment in the event of call-up for military service.

    Adoption: 1977-12-23 | DEU-1977-L-13531

    Numerous amendments.

  45. Germany - General provisions - Law, Act

    An Act to amend Title IV and other provisions of the Industrial Code [of 26 July 1900].

    Adoption: 1976-07-05 | DEU-1976-L-13900

    Numerous amendment.

  46. Germany - General provisions - Law, Act

    Consolidated text of the Social Courts Act [of 3 Sep. 1953]. (Sozialgerichtsgesetz (SGG)) - Act on-line in German

    Adoption: 1975-09-23 | DEU-1975-L-14377

  47. Germany - General provisions - Law, Act

    An Act to introduce the Penal Code.

    Adoption: 1974-03-02 | DEU-1974-L-15030

    Title 8: Amendment of legislation in the field of labour, social insurance and war victims' relief. Amends, inter alia, the Vocational Training Act of 14 Aug. 1969 (LS 1969 - Ger. F.R. 2), the Works Constitution Act of 15 Jan. 1972 (LS 1972 - Ger. F.R. 1), the Act of 29 June 1936 (LS 1936 - Ger. 1) respecting hours of work in bakers' and pastry-cooks' establishments, the Home Work Act of 14 Mar. 1951 (LS 1951 - Ger. F.R. 1), the Hours of Work Code of 30 Apr. 1938 (LS 1938 - Ger. 6), the Young Persons (Protection of Employment) Act of 9 Aug. 1960 (LS 1960 - Ger. F.R. 2), the Employment Promotion Act of 25 June 1969 (LS 1969 - Ger. F.R. 1, 1972 - Ger. F.R. 3), the Manpower provision Act of 7 Aug. 1972 (LS 1972 - Ger. F.R. 2), the Disabled Persons Act of 14 Aug. 1961 (LS 1961 - Ger. F.R. 6), the Federal Insurance Code (LS 1924 - Ger. 10 ... 1973 - Ger. F.R. 1), the Salaried Employees' Insurance Act (LS 1924 - Ger. 6 ... LS 1957 - Ger. F.R. 1 B), the Federal Miners, Benefit Societies Act of 1 July 1926 (LS 1926 - Ger. 5 ... 1942 - Ger. 1 B and F), the Farmers' Old-Age Assistance Act of 14 Sep. 1965 and the Family Allowances Act of 14 Apr. 1964 (LS 1964 - Ger. F.R. 1).

  48. Germany - General provisions - International agreement

    Convention (avec protocole final) modifiant la convention du 20 février 1958 concernant la collaboration dans le domaine de la politique sociale. Fait à Berlin. (Conclu par l'ancienne République démocratique allemande).

    Adoption: 1973-02-07 | INT-1973-IA-16195

    Modifie les art. 4 à 7 et 17.

  49. Germany - General provisions - Law, Act

    An Act (No. 17) to amend the Basic Law [of 23 May 1949/3].

    Adoption: 1968-06-24 | DEU-1968-L-18187

    Amends, inter alia, ss. 10 (privacy of correspondence), 11 (freedom of movement) and 12 (free choice of occupation), adds a new s. 12a (military service, conscientious objectors) and repeals ss. 142a and 143 (not published in the Legislative Series).

  50. Germany - General provisions - Law, Act

    Notification of the consolidated text of the Act [of 30 Mar. l957] to protect employment in the event of call-up for military service.

    Adoption: 1968-05-21 | DEU-1968-L-18184

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