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Monique Sandidge

Monique Sandidge



  • Collective Bargaining Law
  • General Terms and Conditions
  • Labor Law
  • Works Constitution Law

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Bar Admissions

Admitted to the Bar since 2017


Research assistant for labour law at an international law firm (2016)
Specialist trainee (labour law) (2016-2017)
Legal traineeship at the Higher Regional Court of Koblenz with stations at an US law firm in San Francisco, USA
Areas of Practice

Collective Bargaining Law | General Terms and Conditions | Labor Law | Works Constitution Law

Professional Career

Professional Associations

  • International Bar Association
    Frankfurt Bar Association (FAV)
    DAV German Bar Association

Professional Activities and Experience

Lawyer at a law firm for labour law and business law in Frankfurt (2017-2019)

Coronavirus: FAQ Employment Law
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, March 2020

Answers to important questions 1. WHAT INFORMATION OBLIGATIONS DOES THE EMPLOYER HAVE TO INFORM ITS WORKFORCE? As with other highly infectious diseases, employers have a duty to inform their staff about the coronavirus as part of their general duty of care and consideration (Sec. 241, 618 German Civil Code [BGB]). The extent of this duty to inform depends, among other things, on whether a member of staff is suspected of having caught the virus, whether or not this has been confirmed...

No Granting of Half Days of Leave
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, September 2019

Half days of leave granted by the employer may be claimed again by the employee due to inadmissible fulfillment of the vacation entitlement. Baden-Württemberg State Labor Court, March 6, 2019, 4 Sa 73/18 Employees may not demand half days of leave from employers as part of their statutory minimum leave. If employers nevertheless grant half days of leave, this does not comply with their obligation to grant proper leave, at least as far as the minimum leave is concerned...

No Expiry of Unreduced Vacation Entitlements during Parental Leave
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, September 2019

BAG of March 19 2019 - 9 AZR 495/17 The employer may reduce the vacation entitlement of a worker on parental leave by one twelfth for each full calendar month. If he does not exercise his right to reduce or if he can not prove the declaration of reduction, vacation entitlement does not expire during parental leave in accordance with Sec. 7 para. 3 BUrlG [German federal vacation law] at the end of the vacation year or the transfer period (31 March of each year)...

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