Since January 1st 2017, French employers are required to guarantee their employees a “right to disconnect” from technology during off-duty hours and holidays. The goal of this new law is to tackle the overuse of digital devices which is deemed detrimental to the...
Is it lawful for an employer to ask employees to clock in and out of work using their smartphones? (Italy)
A company has asked the Authority for the protection of personal data to ascertain – prior to the implementation of such a system –the lawfulness of: “(…) retention of personal data due to the installation of a specific application ˗ containing a geographical...
We are pleased to announce the next in our series of reports on important and complex employment law issues across a range of different jurisdictions. This month we tackle the subject of worker classification in Australia, England, France, Ireland, Italy, Germany, the...
We are pleased to announce the first in our series of reports on important and complex employment law issues across a range of different jurisdictions. This month we tackle the subject of restrictive covenants in Australia, England, France, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain. Our Member Firms in each of the jurisdictions consider issues
We are delighted to welcome our employment law colleagues at top ranked Portuguese law firm PLMJ as new members of Innangard, our alliance of leading employment law specialists from around the world. PLMJ is one of the largest law firms in Portugal and its employment law practice is made up of one of the largest
A general manager who was dismissed for serious misconduct for making disparaging comments about the company’s directors during a potential transfer of business recently failed in his general protections claim under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (“FW Act”). The employee did however succeed in his argument that the termination for serious misconduct was a
French Supreme Court holds that documents drafted in English and relating to variable compensation are binding on American employees working in France (France)
According to the French Labor Code, any document containing obligations for an employee, or provisions which are necessary for the performance of work, must be drafted in French. Documents drafted in a foreign language are not binding on French employees; however a French employee can refer to them when he deems appropriate. By way of
Typically, when Irish businesses sought to transfer employee personal data to US based entities, compliance was usually granted provided the US entity was signed up to a “Safe Harbour” agreement. These agreements stated that the US companies storing customer data could self-certify that they adhered to 7 principles, in order to comply with the EU
Italian Labour law includes some very specific rules addressing the secondment of employees between employers. One particular aspect of secondments recently gave rise to a query sent by the main Italian employers’ association, Confindustria, to the Labour Ministry: namely the secondment of workers between group companies. The issue which the Labour Ministry was asked to
Making working beyond the State Pension Age more attractive for employees and employers alike (The Netherlands)
The Working beyond the State Pension Age Act came into effect in the Netherlands on 1 January 2016. The purpose of this Act is to make working beyond the state pension age more attractive for persons who are eligible to receive state pension. Impact on employers Firstly, the obligation for employers to continue to pay
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