Each executive in the company has a high degree of responsibility. Certain rights and duties are often explicitly assigned to the executive by means of a job description. Other rights and duties are based on the position within the company and the assigned job responsibilities. Even if there is no job description, the responsibility is with the executive.
In the BGB (civil code) and the StGB (criminal code) cases of liability are defined. § 130 IWiG Ordnungswidrigkeitengesetz (administrative offence law) plays an important role in daily business.
In article 1 it says:
(1) The owner of a company who neglects supervisory measures intentionally or as a result of negligence that are necessary to prevent offences of duties who affect the owner and whose violation is punishable by imprisonment or a fine commits an offence if a violation occurs which could have been prevented or made more difficult by appropriate supervision. Supervisory measures include the appointment, careful selection and control of supervisors.
The measures to be taken are stipulated in numerous rules in environmental and labour protection. Those can be laws, regulations, technical rules or requirements in the set of rules of the institutions for statutory accident insurance and prevention.
In our seminar we explain liability issues in the areas of environment and labour protection and complement them with practical examples. We recommend a meeting for coordination purposes prior to the seminar so as to allow as to take into consideration the regulations and notices of approval that are relevant to your company. The seminar will always be conducted in a dialogue-orientated way and your and your employees’ active participation is very welcome.