Arbeits- und Sozialgerichte#
Labour and Social Tribunals: originated from the courts of labour and conciliation boards in 1987; responsible for making decisions in matters concerning labour law (disputes arising from employment relationships) and social law (disputes arising from social insurance relationships). The courts of labour and social affairs deliberate in panels consisting of judges and expert lay judges; a professional judge has to chair each panel. Labour Law, Social Insurance.
Further reading#W. Schwarz and G. Loeschnigg, Arbeitsrecht, 71999.