More stories

  • in , , ,

    Trade Secrets Protection Act: Act now!

    Geschätzte Lesezeit: 2 Minuten

    Since 26 April 2019, the new Trade Secrets Act has implemented an EU directive that has so far received little attention in many companies. In the course of the creation of the law, numerous standards were adapted and removed from the UWG, among others. To respond accordingly, companies should take concrete steps. In trade secrets, […] More

  • in ,

    Limitation of esport player contracts? *Update*

    Geschätzte Lesezeit: 3 Minuten

    Player contracts On the subject of player contracts, I have already written a lot here on the blog, starting with the absolutely necessary content in this article to the question of what is the difference between employee and freelancer(see here). However, an important topic for permanent employees as well as for freelancers is always the […] More

  • in ,

    Privacy/Ex-employee and the use of a catch-all email

    Geschätzte Lesezeit: 2 Minuten

    An underappreciated problem Again and again I get to know that clients of mine, who also struggle with fluctuations in employees or have many freelancers in the company, have set up a so-called catch-alladdress, which all e-mails, even to non-residents, have been set up. established email accounts, e.g. to the managing director or successor on […] More

  • in

    When does a project employee become an employee?

    Geschätzte Lesezeit: < 1 Minute

    The problem Often enough, I have preached to clients and also here on the blog that one should not underestimate how quickly courts view a project employee/free employee as an employee. With all the disadvantages for the employer from labour law and, of course, from social security law. See more information in this post. Of […] More

  • in ,

    Esport: How long can a player contract run?

    Geschätzte Lesezeit: 3 Minuten

    In the context of the questions about transfer fees or talent promotion, professional teams or agencies in esport always ask themselves how long a contract with a player can actually run. Well, there are no clear rules, but normal labour law applies. There is also a massive difference between real employment contracts and marketing contracts […] More

  • in

    ECJ: Time recording mandatory for companies

    Geschätzte Lesezeit: 2 Minuten

    Especially in start-ups or smaller media companies that I supervise, the matter of accurate time recording is not taken so seriously. The clock hardly exists anywhere. Of course, the situation does not look any better for all the activities which may all be in breach of the Minimum Wage Act(see this article). This could now […] More

  • in

    Minimum wage for help in esports, streams or news portals

    Geschätzte Lesezeit: 3 Minuten

    In recent months, I have often been critical of issues that I consider to be very problematic in the areas of esports, streaming and the editorial assistance of esports or game testing portals. For the occasion, today a small trip on the subject of the minimum wage. Most people who do not regularly deal with […] More