Germany says ‘freelancing’ is not legal for its citizens
GERMANY: An increasing number of German citizens are finding it difficult to get permanent residency after fleeing war and poverty.
German media reported on Tuesday that some of the countries largest employers have been reporting difficulties finding workers.
Germany’s top court on Tuesday ruled that freelancers cannot legally work for employers who have been told by the authorities they will not be able to re-open their businesses.
German media said the ruling was based on the ruling in a case filed by a freelance artist who lost her job in Germany in 2012.
A German government spokesman told The Associated Press that the ruling “was in accordance with the laws of the country and we are fully prepared to consider it.”
The ruling also said that freelancing can not be considered an occupation that has been banned by the country’s labor ministry.