Criminal Labor Law
Criminal labor law serves to assure and maintain a socially well-ordered working and professional life. In addition to the norms of the German Penal Code (Strafgesetzbuch, StGB) and the German Administrative Offenses Act (Gesetz über Ordnungswidrigkeiten, OWiG), there are numerous provisions in ancillary criminal law areas which must be complied with and which regulate the fields such as illicit employment or withholding payment of contributions and income tax evasion. Additional problem areas relevant for criminal law exist within the framework of the supply of temporary workers or posting of workers, with the employment of workers from abroad, with regard to the relationship between works councils and company management as well as regarding work protection rights and participation in competition. Criminal labor law reveals a number of connections to other legal areas thereby and is – in particular, for the employer – difficult to comprehend.