Implementing the EU’s work-life balance directive of marginal impact to employers in Germany
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Dr Luisa Rödemer
Dr Luisa Rödemer is a senior associate at vangard | Littler and a member of the firm’s “NewWork” focus group and its global transformation of the workplace initiative

On 5 August 2022 the draft law on implementation of European Union Directive 2019/1158 – the so-called work-life balance directive – was sent to the German Federal Council (Bundesrat) for verification and approval.

Compared to the comprehensive changes featured in the implementation of the EU directive on transparent and predictable working conditions, the changes in German laws based on the work-life balance directive will be marginal.