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16.06.2017
Freitag

Italy, France, Germany, Sweden and USA: Dress code and appearance policies

Dresscode
Personal dress and appearance is a common way individuals express their personality, including their political and religious views. Unfortunately, the personal choices individuals make in attire, hairstyle and other personal appearance factors may collide with workplace rules, creating conflicts. 

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26.05.2017
Freitag

EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – countdown of one more year

EU GDPR
Die EU-Datenschutz-Grundverordnung – noch ein Jahr bis zur Anwendbarkeit
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The European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will become applicable throughout the European Union on 25.05.2018, with additional national legislation. By then, companies need to be compliant. The German Bundesrat has recently passed the new Bundesdatenschutzgesetz, which will adapt the European Regulation into national German law. This means that now there is full clarity about the wording of the new law. Ganzen Artikel lesen

11.11.2016
Freitag

Sexual harassment: How must employers in Europe respond?

More than half the women surveyed by the TUC earlier this year said that they had been sexually harassed at work, with most admitting they had not reported it. But British women are not the only ones to be subjected to unwanted sexual advances, inappropriate jokes and comments, or groping in the workplace. In Australia, for example, research suggests that the rate of sexual harassment has increased by over 12 per cent since 2011, while figures from the United Nations have shown that between 40 and 50 per cent of women in EU countries have been affected. Ganzen Artikel lesen

22.09.2016
Donnerstag

Call for German-style system in the UK on pregnancy and maternity discrimination

The UK Parliament’s Women and Equalities Committee recently highlighted a “shocking” increase in workplace pregnancy discrimination, with the number of expectant and new mothers forced to leave their jobs almost doubling since 2005. Although such discrimination is already unlawful, the select committee has called for German-style employment rights which go much further to protect women in these circumstances. The committee has also called for a big reduction in fees for making tribunal claims, a longer period to make claims and increased protection for casual, agency and zero-hours workers, saying that the UK government’s approach had so far lacked “urgency and bite”. Ganzen Artikel lesen

02.09.2016
Freitag

Drug abuse and employment law in Europe

Most of the time, taking medication in the workplace creates no problems. Most prescription drugs have little impact on an employee’s ability to work safely. Some drugs, however may affect the employee’s safety or ability to focus. There is therefore considerable potential for prescription drugs to raise problems in the workplace. Ganzen Artikel lesen

22.07.2016
Freitag

The hidden dangers of “Uberizing” a workforce

Uber
Technology is changing how, when and where we work. With these changes come shifting attitudes in how workers view their relationship with employers. The “on-demand” economy purports to bridge this gap, giving workers flexibility to choose when to work and connecting employers with available skilled labor when they need it most. The on-demand model would appear to provide both workers and employers what they want. But what hidden dangers lie in “Uberizing” your workforce? Ganzen Artikel lesen

14.07.2016
Donnerstag

Decisions are made on the pitch – fixed term employment contracts with professional footballers

Fixed term employment contracts
All theory is academic – decisions are made on the pitch. These words of Alfred (Adi) Preißler, the famous footballer and trainer, aptly sum up the legal position of employment contracts in professional football. Or at all events they certainly apply if we follow the arguments of the Rhineland-Palatinate Higher Labour Court. In the case of the former Mainz goalkeeper Heinz Müller, there was a short period when Mainz Labour Court shocked the German football world, but the subsequent decision of the Rhineland-Palatinate Higher Labour Court calmed things down for a while. The main reason for this was because it opened the way for the Federal Labour Court to decide the issue once and for all. However, it would not be surprising if the Heinz Müller case ends prematurely with a settlement. Ganzen Artikel lesen

09.06.2016
Donnerstag
Ius Laboris Germany - Kliemt & Vollstädt

EURO 2016 and employment law in Germany

Football is a simple game; 22 men chase a ball for 90 minutes and at the end, the Germans always win.

That's how simple football is, according to Gary Lineker. At all events, things are often far from simple, if football mania and employment law coincide. For not every employee is keen to miss the fun of the matches; some will (want to) follow their team's victories and defeats, and perhaps with (too much) exuberance. Football gives everyone plenty to talk about - even during "working" hours. And quite a few will enjoy betting on the results. Euro 2016 is therefore a major sporting event that contains a lot of potential for conflict in employment law in a variety of situations. This applies in particular with regard to holiday, working hours and employee behaviour as well as its control. Ganzen Artikel lesen