Employers Must Also Compensate for Overtime in Case of Violation of the Arbeitszeitgesetz [German Working Hours Act, or ArbZG]



Paul Melot de Beauregard wrote this bylined article regarding a German ruling which held that, if an agreement between the employer and the employee exceeds the legally permissible maximum working time of 48 hours per week, this agreement is ineffective. Instead, the permissible maximum hourly number is to be assumed as agreed.