10 Important Facts About the 2022 Works Council Elections in Germany

February 2022
Region: Europe

The next works council elections in Germany will take place between 1 March and 31 May 2022 in establishments where a works council already exists. Due to new case law and recent changes to the Works Constitution Act (BetrVG), the election procedure has been simplified. Employers are well advised to familiarise themselves with the recent amendments regarding the election process in good time to avoid subsequent disputes about the validity of the ballot.