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Collective Consultation Obligations: Restoring the “Establishment” Test

Court clarifies the threshold for triggering collective consultation obligations. On 30 April, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) issued its decision on whether the UK Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) was right to...more

Governance & Securities Law Focus: Latin America Edition - April 2015

In this issue: - SEC Developments - Noteworthy US Securities Law Litigation - Recent SEC/DOJ Enforcement Matters - Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits Developments - Adoption of...more

Holiday pay: the verdict

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has today handed down judgment in the closely observed holiday pay appeals in Bear Scotland v Fulton and Baxter, Hertel (UK) Ltd v Wood and others; and Amec Group Ltd v Law and others (the...more

Holiday pay must include commission, ECJ rules

Kate Hodgkiss, Partner in the Edinburgh office, comments: The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has today handed down judgment in a case which could mean that employers face huge liabilities for claims for holiday pay. The...more

Federal Court Dismisses Overtime Claims Brought by Contractor Employee Working in Kuwait

On April 28, 2014, a Massachusetts federal court granted dismissal of a proposed class action alleging that Raytheon violated Kuwaiti law by failing to pay overtime to employees working in Kuwait on federal defense contracts....more

Collective Consultations Post Woolworths—Bad News for UK Employers

UK Employment Appeal Tribunal issues decision that will require employers to collectively consult on all redundancies of 20 or more employees over a 90-day period. ...more

Investments Slovakia Belgium Slovak Law Nederlandstalige advocaat slowakije

The Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Belgium in cooperation with the Slovak Investment and Trade Development Agency SARIO and EsPartners would like to invite you to SEMINAR „INVEST IN SLOVAKIA“ Get to Know Slovakia as...more

Bill on Bankruptcy: Who's to Blame for the Hostess Liquidation? [Video]

Nov. 21 (Bloomberg) -- What did the Hostess Brands Inc. labor unions and management know about the company's imminent failure and when did they know it? That's the first topic for discussion on this week's Bloomberg...more

TUPE: Service Provision Change - Do we need this provision?

Under the previous 1981 Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 1981 (TUPE) and the EU Acquired Rights Directive (ARD) it was not clear whether the definition of a relevant transfer caught...more

French employees should check their privacy settings before posting on social media platforms

It may seem obvious to a lay person that employees should refrain from insulting their companies on social media due to the threat of termination for cause; however, there are contradictory legal principles that apply to the...more

Arbeitsrecht - Neue Regelungen im Hinblick auf die Kündigung von Arbeitsverhältnissen

Die Änderungen, die mit Gesetz vom 12.04.2011 in das Arbeitsvertragsgesetz vom 03.07.1978 eingefügt worden sind, beziehen sich insbesondere auf die Kündigungsfristen, die im Rahmen der Beendigung eines Arbeitsverhältnisses zu...more

Global Employee Handbooks, Part 2

In This Issue: 3. Aligning local-jurisdiction handbooks Given that a single global employee handbook without local amendments or riders is not viable, there is just one option for a cross-border handbook approach:...more

International HR Best Practices Tips: Spring 2011

In This Issue: - Tip #1: Auditing Human Resources Compliance Globally - Tip #2: Globally Aligning Collective Bargaining Strategy Excerpt from Tip #1 Challenge: Multinationals' efforts to conduct global...more

Arbeitsrecht - Die Problematik der « Scheinselbständigen » : Neueste Entwicklungen

Nachfolgend werden die neuesten Entwicklungen zur Problematik der «Scheinselbständigkeit» seit dem Gesetz vom 27. Dezember 2006 dargestellt....more

Arbeitsrecht Kündigung - Vereinbarung über die Kündigungsfrist / Kündigungsentschädigung

Gemäß Art. 82 § 3 Arbeitsvertragsgesetz (“Gesetz vom 3. Juli 1978 über Arbeitsverträge”) kann eine Vereinbarung zwischen dem Arbeitgeber und dem Angestellten mit einem Bruttojahresgehalt über € 30.327,- (indexierter Betrag...more

Posting of Employees Abroad - A Short Guide 2010 (England)

It is increasingly common for employees to spend some time working for their employer abroad. This is particularly true in Europe as one of the pillars of the Treaty of Rome is the ability of workers to move freely within...more

U.S. and E.U. Non-Competition Agreements Compared and Contrasted

With employers operating, and employees working, in the global economy, knowing whether non-competition agreements will be enforced in other jurisdictions is essential for both those seeking to enforce and those likely to...more

U.S. and E.U. Non-Competition Agreements Compared and Contrasted

With employers operating, and employees working, in the global economy, knowing whether non-competition agreements will be enforced in other jurisdictions is essential for both those seeking to enforce and those likely to...more

Monitoring Employees: Striking a Balance

The monitoring of employees’ electronic communications can be undertaken for various reasons, and is now standard practice among most, if not all, employers. However, when undertaking such monitoring, employers must ensure...more

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