Information regarding Corona

This website is updated regularly.

Although the state government has imposed many restrictions, including on public life, the Landespersonalvertretungsgesetz (LPVG - state staff representation act) remains valid unrestrictedly.

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Questions relating to Labor Law

Extension of the maximum length of fixed-term contracts for academic staff

The Federal Government has announced that it will add a transitional clause to the Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz (academic fixed-term contract act) due to the coronavirus pandemic. This will allow employment contracts for qualification purposes between 1 March 2020 and 30 September 2020 to be extended for an additional six months. The draft law is to enter into force retroactively from 1 March: https://www.bundesregierung.de/breg-de/aktuelles/zeitvertraege-wissenschaft-1739918 (in German only).

UKBW: insurance coverage for corona infections

Employees in municipal and state institutions, members of assistance organizations, day-care children, students, etc. are covered by the Unfallkasse Baden-Württemberg. If they demonstrably become infected with the corona virus during their professional, insured activity, they are covered by the statutory accident insurance: https://www.ukbw.de/informationen-service/versicherungsfall-coronavirus/ (in German only).

Legal information from the ministry of the interior and the ministry of finance

On 27.05.2020, the Ministry of the Interior and the Ministry of Finance of Baden-Württemberg updated its legal information on dealing with the coronavirus for civil servants and salaried employees of the state, which can be found here: 2020-05-27 Rechtliche Hinweise zum Umgang mit dem Coronavirus (in German only).

Custodians of care-dependent children who incur a loss of earnings because of the corona pandemic may be entitled to compensation under Section 56 (1a) of the German Infection Protection Act (IfSG). The implementation guidelines for salaried employees provided by the Ministry of Finance explain the details: 2020-06-10 Durchführungshinweise IfSG (in German only).

The trade union ver.di Baden-Württemberg has published information on this issue: ver.di-Info_Eltern Auslaufen Freistellung Kinderbetreuung (in German only).

Information from trade unions

The German Trade Union Confederation (DGB) has compiled information in English on corona and labor law on this website: https://www.faire-mobilitaet.de/-/x1P 

Further information in German is available from various trade unions: