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10.08.2018
Freitag

Italy: ‘Dignity Decree’ introduces new restrictions on fixed-term contracts

Italy
Newly enacted legislation in Italy limits fixed-term contracts, increases indemnities for unfair dismissal and addresses relocation of international business outside Italy. By enacting the so-called ‘Dignity Decree’, which entered into force on 14 July 2018, the newly elected Italian Government took significant steps to reverse changes to the law on fixed-term contracts, partially liberalised by its predecessors. The Decree has also increased the indemnities payable to employees in cases of unfair dismissal and introduced sanctions for companies that relocate or make employees redundant after having received state aid. The main legislative changes introduced by the Dignity Decree are set out below. Ganzen Artikel lesen

03.08.2018
Freitag

Poland: trade union protection extended to contractors

Poland
New legislation means that workers in Poland employed using more flexible, task-based ‘civil law contracts’ will be entitled to join or form trade unions and to benefit from protection previously reserved for trade union members. Ganzen Artikel lesen

27.07.2018
Freitag

Colombia: new rules to monitor and penalise misuse of intermediation agreements

Colombia
As part of its effort to eliminate illegal labour subcontracting, Colombia recently enacted new guidelines on inspection and enforcement in this sector. The guidelines also provide criteria to assist inspectors in assessing whether indirect employment arrangements will be illegal. Ganzen Artikel lesen

13.07.2018
Freitag

Poland – Financial industry employers can inquire about criminal records

Poland
New regulations came into force in Poland on 27 June allowing companies in the financial sector to enquire about the criminal record of their employees and candidates and to act on the information received. Ganzen Artikel lesen

06.07.2018
Freitag

New questionnaire published by German Data Protection Authority

With a press release of 29 June 2018, the local Data Protection Authority (DPA) of Niedersachsen has published a questionnaire. The questionnaire has recently been sent to 20 large and 30 mid-sized companies of various industry sectors which are located in the German state of Niedersachsen. The local DPA has pointed out that they will not send the questionnaire to small companies such as carpenters or bakeries.

The intent is to get an overview of the status of GDPR preparation and compliance in the various companies. At this point in time, the focus is not to find as many mistakes as possible and to award fines. The plan is to support companies, make them more aware of the GDPR and give advice. In case of serious breaches, however, there will be fines awarded nevertheless.
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22.06.2018
Freitag

Germany: The perfect restructuring (part 3: balance of interests agreement)

Germany
The third of a series on ‘the perfect restructuring’ in an employment law context, this article provides recommendations from a German perspective for conducting negotiations with the works council to reach a balance of interests agreement prior to and during the conciliation board phase of a restructuring. Ganzen Artikel lesen

15.06.2018
Freitag
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Italy – Facebook comments can be valid grounds for dismissal

Italy
Facebook is one of the essential communication tools of the digital era, but it can also be dangerous for employees who use it carelessly, as a recent Italian Supreme Court decision has confirmed. Ganzen Artikel lesen

08.06.2018
Freitag

Germany: The perfect restructuring (part 2: kick-off with works council)

Germany
The second in a series on ‘the perfect restructuring’ in an employment law context, this article examines best practice for handling the kick-off with the works council for a business restructure from a German perspective. Ganzen Artikel lesen