Arbeitsrecht. Weltweit.

Kategorie: Arbeitsrecht weltweit

14.12.2018
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Ius Laboris Germany - Julia Uznanski

Business trip to Germany: Visa required?

With international business on the rise, business trips of employees from non-EU countries to Germany are becoming more and more relevant. When planning such a business trip, a number of questions arise: Does the employee need a visa? If so, which kind – and how does she obtain it?
When planning the business trip of a foreign employee to Germany, employers should first seek to answer two key questions:
1. Is the foreign employee a “privileged” citizen?
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07.12.2018
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Ius Laboris Italy - Toffoletto De Luca Tamajo e Soci

Italy: New rules on bank remuneration policies

Italy

Italy’s updated regulations on pay and bonuses in the banking sector aim to increase the regulation of economic incentives, in order to discourage bank employees from exposing banks and the wider economy to excessive risk. This article sets out the main elements of the new rules and possible difficulties with their implementation. It also provides views on the issue of pay in the financial services sector from other countries.   On 30 October 2018 the Bank of...

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30.11.2018
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Italy: Protecting women from ‘dismissal for marriage’ is not discriminatory

Italy

The Italian Supreme Court has confirmed that the protection from dismissal offered solely for women employees in the period around marriage does not constitute discrimination. The Italian Supreme Court of Cassation recently confirmed its opinion that the prohibition on dismissing an employee during the period from the date of publication of marriage banns to the first anniversary of the wedding (known as ‘dismissal for marriage’) only applies to women. In its judgment (no. 28926) of...

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23.11.2018
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US: Department of Labor relaxes rules for tipped employees

U.S.A.

Employers now have greater flexibility in how they remunerate tipped employees who also perform non-tipped duties as a result of a reissued opinion from the US Department of Labor. This article sets out details of the revised and clarified policy, which is already effective. Executive Summary The Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) has announced it will no longer apply the ‘80/20 rule’ to tipped employees, and will no longer require employers to...

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16.11.2018
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Italy: new government revives extraordinary wage subsidy for companies in crisis

Italy

A measure recently reintroduced by the new Italian Government gives companies in crisis who have wholly or partially ceased trading the opportunity to apply for financial support to guarantee employee wages. This article sets out the details and conditions of the revived provision. In a Decree Law effective from 29 September 2018, the new Italian Government has reintroduced the possibility for companies that cease their business or part of it to request an extraordinary wage subsidy (CIGS)...

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09.11.2018
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Poland: Employment law implications of the new trade secrets law

Poland

Poland has introduced new rules on the definition and disclosure of trade secrets. This article sets out the main points for employers to consider. New regulations on trade secrets have been in force in Poland since 4 September 2018. This entails several important changes for employers. The previous regulation that limited former employees’ non-disclosure obligations to three years from termination of employment is gone. This obligation is now unlimited in time and applies in the...

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02.11.2018
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Ius Laboris United Kingdom - Lewis Silkin LLP

UK: Ethnicity pay reporting

UK

On 11 October 2018 the UK government launched a consultation on proposals for ethnicity pay reporting. This article provides details of that consultation and highlights some of the difficulties with the proposed reporting arrangements. There is a trend in employment law towards transparency being used as a method of driving change. We see it in the ‘name and shame’ regime for National Minimum Wage contraventions, the new CEO pay ratio reporting regime, the publication of age demographic statistics suggested...

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26.10.2018
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Mexico: International treaty on data protection enters into force

Mexico

On 28 September 2018, a decree stating that the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data (‘Convention 108’) and its Additional Protocol regarding Supervisory Authorities and Transborder Data Flows entered into force on 1 October 2018 was published in the Mexican Official Gazette. With this, Convention 108 and its Protocol are binding for Mexico. Convention 108 and its Protocol are intended to guarantee the right to privacy of any individual in relation...

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19.10.2018
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Italy: buy-back clauses now part of the football player transfer system

Italy

From June 2018 the so-called ‘buy-back right’ (diritto di recompra) became part of the football player transfer market in Italy, after it was incorporated into the domestic organisational rules of the Italian Football Federation (NOIF). Buy-back rights are governed by Article 102 of the NOIF under which football clubs can include an option in a transfer agreement in favour of the selling club, giving it the right to buy back a transferred player’s sporting services definitively. Under Italian Law,...

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12.10.2018
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Colombia: Dates to report changes in employee headcount modified

Colombia

On 27 July 2018 the Colombian Ministry of Labour issued Decree 1334 of 2018, which modified the dates to report changes in employee headcount, as well as the percentage of apprentices in an organisation voluntarily engaged through the National Apprenticeship Service  (‘SENA’). Under Colombian law, all employers hiring more than 15 employees are obliged to hire an apprentice from SENA. Companies hiring between 15 and 20 employees are obliged to hire one apprentice, and one...

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