The idea of equal pay for equal work or work of equal value – equal pay – is not new. And yet this demand has only really gained momentum in recent years. However, equal pay naturally requires transparency as to who receives what pay in what function. This is where the EU’s Pay Transparency Directive (EntgTranspRL) comes in.Read more
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Landlords beware: How to avoid unintentional mistakes on your tax return!
This article will give you an insight into how landlords can unintentionally become tax evaders. As the tax regulations in the area of letting are very complex, misunderstandings can easily arise and even well-intentioned actions can lead to serious consequences such as criminal tax proceedings. It is therefore important to recognise the risks as a landlord and understand how to act in such a case.Read more
Did your parents or grandparents once fulfill their dream of owning their own property in Italy? Whether it was a vacation apartment on Lake Garda or a house in Tuscany, it is possible that this property will be included in the estate.
But what do you do with the property then? What do you have to consider when you inherit?Read more
Claiming the compulsory portion is often necessary after a disinheritance if heirs do not want to fulfill the compulsory portion claim or want to pay out too small a share of the value of the estate.
But who is entitled to the compulsory portion? Who can sue for the compulsory portion? And how does this claim work? We provide answers to these and other questions in this article!Read more
When it comes to maternity protection pay and the amount of maternity protection pay under the Maternity Protection Act (MuSchG), the last three months before the start of a pregnancy are relevant for the calculation. This is not a problem for women with a fixed monthly income or a low proportion of variable remuneration. The situation is different if the variable portion of the remuneration is high and also fluctuates (strongly) depending on the season.Read more
Bogus self-employment is a recurring issue for companies that employ freelancers and for freelancers themselves. And yet both sides tend to bury their heads in the sand when it comes to this issue and hope that everything will work out. However, it would be better to address this problem proactively and find solutions. After all, bogus self-employment can lead to considerable trouble with social insurance providers and authorities.
But when is a freelancer not a freelancer, but an employee? Which criteria are decisive? What are the consequences of bogus self-employment for both sides? And: How can the problem be avoided?
We provide answers to these questions in this article.Read more