Dr. Jesssica Jacobi and I are co-initiators of #stayonboard, an initiative for the introduction of an option allowing board members to suspend their mandate due to maternity/parental leave/illness/care responsibilities. We are very happy that our initiative was successful and has led to an amendment of the German Stock Corporations Act and the Limited Liability Companies Act in August 2021. In our article published in the October issue of the legal journal Arbeitsrechtsberater, we discuss the new rules from an employment law perspective. The (German language) article can be found here.