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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


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


Germany – Introduction of a third gender and practical consequences for employers

From 22 December 2018, a third gender, described as ‘diverse’ has been created for civil status purposes in Germany. This article seeks to raise awareness of the issue for employers, sets out some follow-up daily labour law practice questions on the issue and gives suggestions on how employers should ensure they comply with the law in the future. Ganzen Artikel lesen