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Germany: The perfect restructuring (part 1)

When it comes to restructuring projects, companies often face a range of challenges. These include numerous factors that may directly or indirectly trigger employment law consequences. The perfect restructuring succeeds and begins in (allegedly) prosperous times and not when signs already point to a crisis. In this series of articles, we will examine the strategic and employment law aspects of restructuring. Part 1 deals with the business context, the different phases of restructuring and some core elements of the preparation and planning phase. Ganzen Artikel lesen

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Germany: Pay Transparency Act – Does it work?

Pay Transparency Act
Germany has introduced the Pay Transparency Act which came into force on 6 July. The Act is intended to reduce the gender pay gap, but whether it turns out to be a “bureaucratic monster” as some predict, or a “breakthrough for fair pay for women”, as the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth is calling it, remains to be seen. Ganzen Artikel lesen


New Ius Laboris guide: managing works accidents

Work accidents
ius laboris, the Alliance of Global HR lawyers, is happy to announce the launch of yet another volume in its Ius Laboris Guides: "Managing a serious work accident". This publication explores the risks to employers and others arising from a serious accident, as well as the immediate and mandatory steps an employer should take post-accident across 18 jurisdictions. Ganzen Artikel lesen


New Ius Laboris guide: Immigration

ius laboris guide immigration
ius laboris, the Alliance of Global HR lawyers, is happy to announce the launch of yet another volume in its most recent edition of Ius Laboris Guides. Available now, the interactive Guide on Immigration focuses on 'hot topics' in global Immigration law, enabling employers to receive a quick and comprehensive overview when hiring and managing a global workforce. Ganzen Artikel lesen


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


Toffoletto als Law Firm of the Year in Italien geehrt


Unsere ius laboris-Allianzkanzlei in Italien, Toffoletto De Luca Tamajo e Soci, ist am 27. September 2016 bei den jährlichen Legalcommunity Labour Awards auf einem Galaevent im Museo della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci, Mailand, als “Law Firm of the Year” ausgezeichnet worden. Bei den Awards handelt es sich um die prestigeträchtigste Preisverleihung Italiens im Bereich Arbeitsrecht. In der Begründung nahm die Jury unter Anderem explizit auf das internationale Netzwerk Bezug, welches die ius Ganzen Artikel lesen

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Österreich: Kunz Schima Wallentin weiter führend im Arbeitsrecht

Kunz Schima Wallentin
Unsere österreichische Partnerkanzlei Kunz Schima Wallentin, member of ius laboris, ist auch in der neuen Ausgabe des Branchenhandbuches JUVE für ihre kontinuierlich exzellente Arbeit ausgezeichnet worden und wird im Arbeitsrecht erneut in Band 1 geführt. Ganzen Artikel lesen


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

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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