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Sweden reduces non-compete periods

The confederation of Swedish Enterprise (Swe: Svenskt Näringsliv) and the Federation of Salaried Employees in Industry and Services (Swe: PTK) have negotiated a new collective bargaining agreement on non-compete clauses (“the New Non-Compete Agreement”) that replaces the previous agreement from 1969. The New Non-Compete Agreement will apply to non-compete clauses entered into by employers bound by it as of 1 December 2015. Ganzen Artikel lesen


UK Trade Union Act 2016: The end of the beginning?

The Trade Union Bill last week received Royal Assent and became the Trade Union Act 2016 . The Act introduces significant reforms in relation to the holding of industrial action by trade unions. The legislation involves the most radical shake-up of strike and picketing laws since the Thatcher era despite including numerous amendments that were made in light of significant opposition in the House of Lords. These limited some of the legislation’s more radical proposals but do not fundamentally change its scope or purpose.
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‘Only dyslexics need apply’ – unlawful discrimination?

A new marketing firm, the Garage, has caused controversy by publishing a job advert requesting applications from dyslexics only. The ad features Steve Jobs and states: “We are looking for talented thinkers who think differently to join us. We require people with a unique mind, so only dyslexics (like Steve) should apply.” This raises questions over the extent to which dyslexia amounts to a disability, whether the advert potentially amounts to unlawful discrimination, and the steps employers can take to encourage applicants from a particular group. Ganzen Artikel lesen


Indemnity obligation vis-à-vis self-employed commercial agents

Another important judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union, issued on 3rd December 2015 (Quenon, case no. C-338/14), provided some clarification on the interpretation of European Directive no. 653/86 on agency law, which brought about the full amendment of Article 1751 of the Italian Civil Code. Ganzen Artikel lesen


Gender pay gap reporting requirements on the way

After more than 40 years of equal pay legislation in the UK, the gap between women’s and men’s pay remains stubbornly high. According to data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the overall pay gap, based on earnings of full-time and part-time workers, has remained at 19.2% during 2014 and 2015. This means that, on average, women earn just over 80% of what men are paid. Government has now published the draft Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2016, which will require businesses employing 250 or more people to publish annual information on the difference in pay between male and female employees. Ganzen Artikel lesen


New Zealand Select Committee on the Employment Standards Bill

New Zealand Parliament's Transport and Industrial Relations Select Committee issued its report on the Employment Standards Legislation Bill on 12 February 2016. The intent of the Bill is to "make workplaces fairer and more productive for both employees and employers" by providing enhanced protections and benefits through a number of improvements to the employment relations. 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