On 7 February 2017, the ILF in cooperation with Wirtschaftsstrafrechtliche Vereinigung e.V. (WisteV) hosted a conference and panel discussion on "Combating (organized) undeclared work and illegal employment" (in German: "Bekämpfung von (organisierter) Schwarzarbeit und illegaler Beschäftigung") in the House of Finance of Goethe University Frankfurt am Main.
Mr. Ole Mückenberger, Attorney-at-Law, welcomed the members of the association and their guests and gave a brief overview on the conference topic. Dr. Marcus Rübenstahl, Attorney-at-Law, presented his thoughts on the proposed changes to § 266a of the German Criminal Code (StGB). Ms. Antje Klötzer-Assion described the rules in § 611a of the German Civil Code (BGB) and of the German Employee Assignment Act (AÜG 2017). Thereafter, Mr. Martin Schulmeyer reported on the project environment of an IT-specialist working as a freelancer.
The following panel discussion and Q&A session involving an audience of more than 40 practitioners and academics clarified the open issues and helped the guests to understand more about the legislative intentions of the planned changes to German criminal law. After the conference, teh panelists and guests met in the Faculty Lounge of the House of Finance to continue their discussions at a reception with snacks and drinks.