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Questions tagged [germany]

Jurisdiction of Germany.

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Labor law for FedEx Days (mini hackathons) [on hold]

I want to organize a FedEx Day (also known as ShipIt Day or Slack Day) for the company I work for. A FedEx Day is: [...] every month we give employees the chance to work on anything they like and ...
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Is the termination of a contract valid without a confirmation paper?

So I terminated my gym membership about 2 months ago (notice period was 1 month, but I wanted to have it done at that point just to be sure). I handed in the paper personally, because I still worked ...
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Is it legal for employers to ask for social media handles?

is it legal for employers to ask for social media handles in job application or pre-employment forms? If it is unrelated to the job? I understand for jobs like marketing, modeling etc. where a large ...
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Legal Limits for damage reparation

In the 2004 German movie The Edukators, part of the characters motivation revolves around a damage reparation: "Jule is a waitress struggling to pay off a €100,000 debt she incurred a year ago when ...
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Legally, what agreement is entered into when posting a letter [in Germany]?

I am interested in what laws, either explicit or implicit, cover the delivery of a letter in Germany. I would imagine that if I accurately address a letter that contains content which is permitted, I ...
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Is it legal to terminate employee after them not signing an optional contract?

I asked this question a few days ago at Workplace.SE community. The contract stated what I mentioned in the linked question, plus that in twenty years his salary would be around 50-something ...
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What about if a company use the information that you shared during interview

I am a software engineer in Germany, I had an issue and i don't know how to react: Several weeks ago i had a job interview with a recently founded startup; I met with a co-founder of startup and we ...
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Consumer rights for internet contracts - additional costs incured - Germany

I'm located in some EU country. I've bought (as in signed a contract over the internet) a product from a company located in Germany. I've paid the product via bank transfer and got there to retrieve ...
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Is it allowed to “copy” a video game concept? [closed]

I am developing a little mobile MMORPG which is Google Maps based and uses your GPS position to make you play around your area. I came up with the idea after a famous and beloved game called "...
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Quitting Job on the first day? What would be my last day? (Germany)

I wish to cancel my new work agreement that I already signed. On 01.02.2019 (First day at the job) Notice of termination: one month to the end of the month (during the probationary period) Which ...
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Which law prevented the extradition of this Nazi war criminal?

I just watched with the greatest anger the following video about an unrepentant Nazi war criminal who has become the subject of considerable Neo Nazi worship. YouTube Link As explained therein, the ...
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Legality of employment contract clause - Training reimbursement

I have a German employment contract which stipulates that if I was to leave the company before a certain time, I would have to pay back (some of) the cost of training to the employer. In this case, ...
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In Germany, can someone sell an auto without being the owner?

I am temporarily living in Germany, and my knowledge of the language is limited. In my country, if Bob wants to sell an auto to Alice (privately), there are three steps needed: 1) Bob must prove to ...
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Is it illegal in the EU / in Germany to download a scientific e-book?

Suppose there's a scientific monograph I really want to read but don't want to buy. I find an e-book on some website (where it is accessible to the public without restrictions) and download it. I don'...
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What to do when an Ambulance can't pass you?

So here's the deal: Earlier I was driving on the highway to work, which currently is under construction work. Because of that, one of the two lanes is closed and the second one is slightly narrowed. ...
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Is an email answer for an apartment rental legally binding?

Here's the situation. We are looking to rent a flat in Munich, where the market is not exactly favorable for the tenants. We received a positive answer today from an agency, for flat A, but the flat ...
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Secondary Battery Claim under ADR

I am working for a company that sells gardening / power tools powered by a Li-ION battery, the device not the offence. (3.6V 1S1P single cell up to 40V 10S2P). When the customer (private person, John ...
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Reclaim VAT after buying a car to be exported from Germany to outside EU

I'm a North African citizen living in an Scandinavian country (temporary residence permit - working grounds) and planning to buy a car from Germany to be exported to my home country (outside EU). I ...
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Working contract not handled (germany)

Hy, I would like to know what the German law says about employers not giving documents, such as their working contract, to their employees. Here is my personal context. I started to work in Mai 2018 ...
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Dismissed before start date due financial history in background check

A month back I signed a contract with a company as a software developer, the company in question is a financial institution based in Sweden with a german office. Recently they finished their ...
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Disturbing peace by playing table soccer

There is a soccer table, which stands in an apartment and the neighbour feels disturbed by it every time a game is played. He has already called the police several times, but they usually came after ...
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Datamodel transfer between two database technologies

As a purchaser of an application program with an associated database, may I transfer the structure of this database (tables, attributes, links, ...) to another database technology without conflicting ...
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Website using Phonenumber, frequently getting phone calls from strangers

A website is using the mobile/cellphone number of a relative in their contacts. He's getting phone calls from strangers multiple times a week, sometimes even multiple times a day. He's not to familiar ...
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Which jurisdiction applies in an international case around a missing package?

Let's say a company in Mississippi send a package to a customer in the EU (Germany). The item has already been billed, including shipping costs. Due to mishandling at the customs, the package is sent ...
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Employer did not accept resignation in Germany

I'm currently working for a company in Germany and the notice period is two weeks. I sent my resignation via E-mail. They told me after 3 days that they did not accept it because I need to send it ...
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Under GDPR right of access, do I have the right to receive a copy of scoring sheets / evaluation forms after a structured job interview?

Under the GDPR right of access, what rights do I have to employer assessment of myself in the role of a job applicant after a structured job interview? Presumably, in a structured job interview ...
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Gym Membership Extraordinary Termination when Flaws were already present before signing?

I'm going to a local gym in my town for about half a year. At the time I signed the contract I didn't have a car and bus or train is terrible where I live, so I had no other gym to choose from. The ...
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What EU law regulates the service providers liabilities and responsibilities for user posted content?

This question is closely related to: How do community websites and forums defend against copyright claims?, but it didn't exactly answer my question as my question is about servers based in Europe. ...
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How can I buy a piece of land in Germany whose owner is unknown?

Long story short: I am interested in buying a piece of land beneath ours. According to the "ground register" (Grundbuch), it belongs to two people, let's call them G and S. Facts known about these ...
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Is the non-availability of an accessory a defect of the main product?

I am currently trying to understand the details of the German law about defects ("Sachmangel, § 434 BGB") and misleading advertising ("Gesetz gegen den unlauteren Wettbewerb (UWG), § 5 Irreführende ...
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How to legally contribute to open source projects (and other public stuff) in Germany?

Being a software developer it is very important to contribute to public projects and participate in public professional activities. This includes open source projects (which may belong to other ...
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Don't talk to the police in Germany

For reference: There is the well-known argument, especially in the U.S., that you should not talk to the police, like here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-7o9xYp7eE in one of the extremest forms. ...
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What are customer laws about clothes warranty in Germany?

I live in a Germany for half of year now, and it's relatively difficult to understand all local laws and regulation, especially if you don't speak German. I bought new sneakers in the large retail ...
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When does a cogeneration plant feed power to the net, according to the german KWK-G 2015?

§7 (1) of the current german KWK-G (Law concerning co-generation plants) makes a huge difference for power fed into the grid, or not. Say an installation consumes 150-200 kW contiually, and operates a ...
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Paying salary back after leaving the company

A few days ago I received a pretty interesting letter from my ex employer. During my time there I made minus hours, caused by the project situation (I am a software developer). The letter says I ...
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Can a signature be valid without a name datum associated with it?

I noticed that my signature got less readable over time, but improved in unique characteristics which is a positive development in my opinion, since I never see a form without a field for first and ...
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Ecommerce website not registred as a company

I have a friend living in Germany, and he is going to launch a new ecommerce website (selling different staff). I am not a lawyer, I am also living in Germany and I know just a little about laws here, ...
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How do I challenge a public transport fine when I was never there at the time? And suspect a scam

Today I received a message in my postbox regarding an unpaid fee for not showing a valid ticket on public transport. The address and name are correct in the message. However: I use what they call "...
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Is brute forcing the password of an encrypted file legal?

A person I know sent me an encrypted .zip archive and I do not know what data is inside. Is it legal to break the password and open the archive, for example, by using a brute force algorithm? The ...
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Is it legal to send encrypted messages via a post card?

In German law, is it legal to send an encrypted message via a post card? E.g. encrypt a message text on a computer with RSA and print the Base64 hash on the post card and send it. Or is it a ...
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Just how different is the legal situation in Germany under GDPR compared to previously with respect to running a website?

A frequent statement with respect to making German websites GDPR-compliant is that barely anything has changed in Germany with DSGVO (the German version of GDPR) and the previously applicable national ...
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Do accelerators or incubators help to getting visa?

If I have a MVP(Minimum viable Product = creating a prototype of a tech invention or idea) that I like to find an investor or create a startup around it in UK/Germany/US/Canada, applying for ...
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If I am employed in Ireland and move to Germany for more than 6 months, can I be taxed on previously-taxed income?

Germany and Ireland have a taxation agreement which states in Article 14 that you are liable for taxes in a Contracting state if you spend more than 183 days there, even if your employer is from the ...
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Do Github Projects by Germans Require an “Imprint” (Link) in their Readme?

As is discussed in various places, German law requires an "imprint"/"Impressum" (a page with some contact information, such as a physical address and an e-mail address, on the person responsible for ...
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What happens if you have to turn up at two or more courts at once?

I was wondering, when a court sends out "invitations" for persons to appear at a court session, it usually includes a "you have to appear if not sick (or else)" clause. Now naturally it can happen ...
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Dual Citizenship for Adults in Germany

My sister was born in 1997 as a Bulgarian citizen in Germany. She became a German citizen while she was rather young (5 years old if I remember correctly), while keeping her Bulgarian citizenship. ...
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Does German law have an equivalent of the “plain meaning rule”?

I recently read about the plain meaning rule that seems to be a principle in the application of English laws. I would like to know whether a similar principle is either codified or known as a common ...
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Germany: Does a github.io hosted site require imprint / data privacy statement according to the GDPR?

github offers free publicly accessible data storage. Many people use that to present their personal profile where they e.g. advertise for freelancing services. An example url could be http://username....
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Is there an equivalent concept to Acquiescence in EU/Germany?

For context: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acquiescence The equivalent page in German states this is in "Common Law", i.e. applies to english-speaking countries. Is there something similar in German ...
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I signed a second work contracts in Germany, without checking my first contract

I am working in a full-time job and I signed another part-time job for 10 hours per week with a university in Berlin. After I signed the part-time contract I found in my first contract that I have to ...