Maternity protection law- New regulation
In May 2017 the maternity protection law has been regulated. Please find the complete legislative text here (Language: german).
On the website of BMFSFJ a summary of all important reforms are listed. Furthermore, everything what's important for female employees has been presented in a short video. The website is also available in english.
On more than 100 pages, the BMFSFJ published a "maternity protection guideline". You can download the whole document here (Language: german).