The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has considered whether commission payments should be taken into account when calculating holiday pay in the recent case of Lock v British Gas Trading Limited (C-539/12)....more
The Court of Appeal recently ruled in Virgin Atlantic Airways v Jet Airlines (India) & Zodiac Seats UK and others that the English courts cannot go behind the European Patent Office's ("EPO's") decision to grant a European...more
Following the Court of Justice of the European Union’s (“CJEU”) judgment on 7 March 2013, in which it confirmed that TVCatchUp’s streaming service, which live streams all of the channels broadcast by ITV, Channel 4 and...more
Interprofessional National Agreement and Law on Employment Security Passed -
On January 11, 2013, social partners at national level agreed to an interprofessional agreement “for a new economic and...more
The European Commission has announced a review of the EU/US Safe Harbor Agreement. The Safe Harbor framework has, to date, been deemed to provide adequate protection for the rights of individuals in connection with the...more
We are delighted to present you the second edition of Spotlight on Belgium, DLA Piper Belgium’s quarterly newsletter which aims to inform you about current legal developments that could affect your business.
Court holds that, where a transferee employer is not a party to collective negotiations, it should not be bound by the outcome of those negotiations.
On 18 July, the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) handed...more
Companies should review their positions and consider extending value-added tax (VAT) group registrations to include members of the corporate group that do not make “taxable” supplies. ...more
Recently, the German Federal Labor Court (Bundesarbeitsgericht “BAG”) rendered a decision which had been awaited with interest by German employers (BAG, April 25, 2013 – 8 AZR 287/08) with regard to information rights of...more
Court confirms that "disability" should be interpreted broadly and places onus on employers to explore a reduction in working hours as a potential adjustment....more
On 16 April 2013, the Court of Justice of the European Union (“ECJ”) handed down its judgment in Joined Cases C-274/11 and 295/11 in which it dismissed the challenges brought by Spain and Italy to the other...more
Large depositors in Cyprus's two largest banks may consider international arbitration and appeals to the European courts to recover funds lost under the bailout plan....more
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