How do companies differ

The distinction between the terms company, company, group or company

By lawyer Alexander Bredereck
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These terms are often confused in the world of work. However, the distinction is of great relevance under labor law.

1. The distinction between company, company, group and company is linked to many consequences under labor law. Unfortunately, the terms are often confused in practice. Misunderstandings are then inevitable.

2. A precise distinction between the terms is important, for example in the case of questions about the transfer of business, when electing the works council & lpar; or in the public service the staff council & rpar; or when determining the size of the company as a prerequisite for protection against dismissal.

3. The company is an independent organizational unit to achieve a specific work-related purpose.

4. The company is the owner of the business and also the contractual partner of the employee. The company can own more than one company.

5. Several companies can combine to form a group.

6. It is also possible for two or more companies to combine in order to run a joint operation & lpar; joint operation & rpar ;.

7. The term "company" should best be avoided in labor law, as it leads to misunderstandings. Company is the commercial name of a businessman & lpar; for sole traders as well as for legal entities & rpar ;. The term has no meaning in terms of labor law.

Labor law contains a wealth of regulations that employers and employees must observe. The 7-point system from Alexander Bredereck, specialist lawyer for labor law, gives you a simple overview of the most important points.

The complete 7-point system for labor law can be found here:

A contribution by lawyer Alexander Bredereck, Berlin
Specialist lawyer for labor law
Specialist lawyer for tenancy and residential property law

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