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UK – European Court of Justice rules that employers must keep records of actual time worked

The European Court of Justice has ruled that employers must keep a record of all hours worked by their workers each day, in order to ensure compliance with the rules on maximum weekly working time and rest breaks.  Ganzen Artikel lesen


UK – The Good Work Plan – first steps down the path

Following the UK Government’s ‘Good Work Plan’, published last December, new legislation has recently been made to implement the first of the proposed changes. This article takes stock of the reforms enacted so far, flags some of the practical issues and sums up what’s still to come.  Ganzen Artikel lesen


UK – EU Commission confirms its views on EWCs and a ‘no-deal’ Brexit

The European Commission (‘EC’) has recently revised its March 2018 guidance on the legal repercussions of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU for European Works Councils (‘EWCs’), including the implications of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit. Ganzen Artikel lesen


Eastern Europe – What’s new in employment law in 2019

This article, originally published in the HRDirector on 10 April 2019, provides an overview of recent developments and proposed changes in employment law in Bulgaria, Finland, Kazakhstan, Poland, Russia and Slovakia. Ganzen Artikel lesen


France – The ‘Macron scale’ challenged in labour tribunals’ rulings

Some French employment tribunals have refused to implement the Macron government’s scale of awards for unfair dismissals. This article sets out the legal background and reasoning behind the dispute and probable next steps. Ganzen Artikel lesen

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Belgium: Draft no-deal Brexit legislation

A draft Brexit Act has been submitted to Parliament to cover the worst short-term consequences of a no-deal Brexit. The Act would only enter into force if the UK leaves the EU without a deal and provided the UK reciprocates. It provides for a transitional period until 31 December 2020 during which: Ganzen Artikel lesen


New Ius Laboris brochure – European Labour Reforms 2015

European Labour Reforms
Ius Laboris, the Alliance of Global HR lawyers, has recently created a new brochure which will update HR professionals and employment lawyers across Europe regarding ongoing legislative developments, focused on reforms intended to make labour markets more flexible and to encourage longer working. Kliemt & Vollstädt contributed the German perspective on past and ongoing reforms.
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Individual Dismissals Across Europe: New Ius Laboris guide

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Ius Laboris, the Alliance of Global HR lawyers, is happy to announce the launch of the second volume in a new edition of Ius Laboris Guides. Available now,the interactive Guide on Individual Dismissals Across Europe covers the entire process of issuing an individual dismissal and points out pitfalls to avoid. The Guide's german perspective was provided by Kliemt & Vollstädt. As usual, further guides in the series will be announced on as well as here. Ganzen Artikel lesen