What changes are to be expected in German employment law?

New law on immigration of skilled employees

With effect as of 1 March 2020, a new law on the immigration of skilled employees will be introduced in Germany. The law is supposed to make it easier for employees from Non-EU and Non-EEA (European Economic Area and Switzerland) countries to work in Germany. However, only people with a university degree or a completed qualified apprenticeship will be able to gain access to employment in Germany through the new law. The new law will not be restricted to certain occupations and will abolish the previously mandatory priority check for skilled workers. The new law will make it considerably easier for employers to recruit foreign skilled workers, intending to reduce the severe lack of skilled workers in Germany.

Also those interested in working in Germany will have the opportunity to reside in the country for up to six months to look for a job with Job Seeker Visa. Normal there are several criteria: Bachelor of Master’s Degree from a German university or an equivalent foreign degree, minimum of 5 years of experience in your related field of study, proof that you have sufficient funds to cover your stay during the time you are in Germany, travel or medical insurance for your entire stay in Germany.