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Germany – Issuing notice of dismissal to substitute works council members – beware of the pitfalls

In Germany, when a substitute works council member is appointed to a works council to cover a regular member’s absence, the substitute member benefits from the additional protection against dismissal works council members enjoy. This article outlines the issues for employers to be aware of in considering terminating the employment of a substitute works council member. 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


Carpool für den Betriebsrat

Die mit Betriebsratsfortbildungen verbundenen Kosten sind ein häufiger Streitpunkt zwischen dem betroffenen Betriebsrat und dem Arbeitgeber. Das BAG (24.10.2018 – 7 ABR 23/17; hatte in einer aktuellen Entscheidung Gelegenheit eine weitere damit verbundene Frage zu klären. Danach ist es einem Betriebsratsmitglied grundsätzlich zumutbar, gemeinsam mit seinem ebenfalls an der Schulung teilnehmenden Kollegen eine Fahrgemeinschaft zu bilden. Schulungskosten als Kosten der Tätigkeit des Betriebsrats Nach § 40 Abs. 1 BetrVG hat der Arbeitgeber die Kosten...

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Ius Laboris Newsletter Belgium, United Kingdom - Ius Laboris

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


UK: No deal #Brexit and data protection

This article discusses the impact of a no deal Brexit on data protection issues for businesses transferring data to or from the UK and how they should prepare for this possibility. With the Brexit D-day of 29 March looming, organisations have asked us to help prepare a Brexit Data Response Plan in case of a potential no deal Brexit. Building on the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO); and Department for Digital, Culture Media & Sport (DCMS) Guidance Notes, we provide below some data protection considerations and sensible actions to take to ensure that your organisation’s data governance is ready. Ganzen Artikel lesen


UK: #Brexit – The final countdown (maybe) …

The UK is leaving the EU in two and a half weeks’ time, at the time of writing. Or maybe it isn’t. Your guess is as good as ours.  As Parliament prepares for its fateful votes on whether to say yes to May’s deal, with or without some revisions to the Irish backstop, and, if it says no, whether to crash out with no deal or ask the EU for extra time, we thought now was a good time to recap on where exactly we are and what it all means from an employment law perspective. What are the possible scenarios for the UK’s continued relationship with the EU as the 29 March deadline approaches, and what impact would they have on employers? Ganzen Artikel lesen

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UK: #Brexit – How to handle the EWC

The final form of Brexit remains uncertain, as does its impact on European Works Councils (‘EWCs’) that are governed by UK law. In this article, we provide an update on the state of play as we enter March 2019, building on our earlier article. We then discuss what course of action businesses should take as we approach the projected date for the UK’s departure from the EU on 29 March. Ganzen Artikel lesen


Czech Republic: Audio recordings and threatening the employer

The Czech Supreme Court has held that an employer‘s covert recordings of a conversation with an employee could be used in civil court proceedings in limited circumstances. This article sets out the details of the decision, which also covers whether a threat to take an employer to court over termination can justify immediate dismissal. Ganzen Artikel lesen


Denmark: What’s new in employment law in 2019

The new Holiday Act, #MeToo and GDPR fines are expected to be hot topics in the field of employment law in 2019. In addition, a new Stock Options Act came into effect on 1 January and the Supreme Court will deliver its judgment in a case concerning dismissal of an employee with a ‘reduced-hours job’, more specifically on the question of whether it is fair to dismiss an employee on the grounds that the employee’s ‘reduced-hours job’ arrangement ends when the employee becomes entitled to a state pension. Ganzen Artikel lesen