The coalition agreement in particular contains the following legislative proposals that shall be implemented over the next four years:
- The possibility to validly agree on a fixed term employment agreement without objective grounds shall be limited. Companies with more than 75 employees shall only be allowed to enter into fixed term agreements with maximum 2.5 % of the staff. The maximum permissible duration of the fixed term shall be limited to 18 months instead of 24 months. Additionally, the practice of repeated fixed-term employment shall be restricted.
- Employees shall obtain a claim to temporary part-time for a period between one and five years. Such claim shall only be applicable in companies with at least 45 employees.
- The existing opportunity to elect a works council through a simplified, less formal process will be expanded. In the future, it shall always be applicable in establishments with up to 100 employees, compared to the current threshold of 50 employees.
- On-call work shall be restricted further.