If you are an American citizen marrying a foreigner who is your bae and who is in the U.S. on a tourist visa – as cliche as it sounds or something out of a cheesy Hallmark movie, it is very true and happens more often than one might think.

The only problem occurs when a U.S. citizen doesn't have the full details required and things go wrong or are cumbersome or downright illegal.

Labor law: what rights and obligations do trainees have??

Trainees fulfill certain employee statuses in labor law. They are considered as employees who must benefit from company practical instruction.

Many employers and employees have heard about the ruling of the Federal Labor Court on the recording of working hours and are currently asking themselves what this means for them in practice. The ruling of the BAG came as a surprise to many. The new legal situation regarding the documentation of the working time worked by the employee is explained in this article by Tono Wevers, attorney for German labor law. In addition, the most frequently asked questions from employees and employers are to be answered.

The ruling of the Federal Labor Court (BAG) on the recording of working hours

In a landmark ruling in mid-September 2022, the Federal Labor Court (Bundesarbeitsgericht – BAG) established a general obligation for employers to record employees' working hours. The BAG in Erfurt came to this conclusion through the interpretation of the German Occupational Health and Safety Act in conformity with EU law, this had already been prescribed by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) in 2019 in the so-called "time clock judgment".

Many employees believe in the myth of the right to severance pay. However, there is generally no legal entitlement to severance pay.

Entitlement to severance pay in the event of termination?

The need for care can affect anyone. Therefore, it is advisable to act precautionary and to give a power of attorney for precaution to a person (or persons) of trust in healthy days. If you are no longer able to make your own decisions, this person can take care of your affairs and act directly on your behalf. However, it is also possible to specify what the authorized representative should not be allowed to do. However, certain requirements must be met and rules must be observed.

5 Common misconceptions about health care proxies