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Germany: first details emerge on upcoming law ‘for the work of tomorrow’, which seeks to help companies deal with the digital transition
Planet Labor, 2 September 2019, n°11325 - www.planetlabor.com

In keeping with Germany’s national ongoing training strategy, launched in June of this year (see article nº11175), the country’s ministry for labour is working on a law ‘for the work of tomorrow’. The law is being developed to avoid companies having to lay off staff, by helping them to instead train their workers, in preparation for the digital transition. At the end of August, the ministry revealed some details on its bill, which plans to introduce various types of aid for re-skilling as well as the opportunity for short-time working, provided these are linked to ongoing training.

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