Schwellenwerte im Arbeitsrecht: Höhere Transparenz und Effizienz durch Vereinheitlichung
AbstractIn Germany, many labour laws and regulations apply only in establishments above a critical size, and usually these thresholds are defined by the number of employees. The existing 160 thresholds are complex and defined inconsistently, making it difficult for firms to obey the law. Moreover, exceeding a threshold may result in costs for the firm such as establishing a works council or paying a penalty for not employing disabled persons. Although the empirical evidence is mixed, some studies suggest that employment growth is dampened by firms avoiding to exceed thresholds. In order to minimize these transaction costs and side effects, we make several suggestions to simplify and unify the threshold regulations.
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Length: 20 pages
Date of creation: Feb 2007
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Schwellenwerte; Arbeitsrecht; Beschäftigung; Deutschland;
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- Lena Koller & Claus Schnabel & Joachim Wagner, 2007. "Schwellenwerte im Arbeitsrecht: Höhere Transparenz und Effizienz durch Vereinheitlichung," Perspektiven der Wirtschaftspolitik, Verein für Socialpolitik, vol. 8(3), pages 242-255, 08.
- Koller, Lena & Schnabel, Claus & Wagner, Joachim, 2007. "Schwellenwerte im Arbeitsrecht : Höhere Transparenz und Effizienz durch Vereinheitlichung," Discussion Papers 49, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Chair of Labour and Regional Economics.
- J23 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Labor Demand
- K31 - Law and Economics - - Other Substantive Areas of Law - - - Labor Law
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