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05 September 2017 Latest articles

The European Court of Human Rights outlines essential guarantees surrounding electronic communications surveillance and monitoring

In a ruling handed down on 05 September, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) set out the conditions under which an employer has the right to monitor an employee’s electronic communications. This particular case led to a second examination by the Court’s Grand Chamber of a ruling the ECHR had delivered on 12 January 2016 this time resulting in a contrary outcome.
31 August 2017 Latest articles

France : the government presents its set of labor law reform ordinances

On 31 August, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe together with the labor Minister, Muriel Pénicaud present five ordinances under the enabling legislative framework adopted on 02 August. This law authorizes the government to accelerate reform of the country’s labor law by operating outside the regular legislative process. The ordinances address in particular labor tribunal compensation ceilings for cases of unfair dismissal, the geographic scope within which employment termination for economic cause is recognized, the introduction of the
20 July 2017 Latest articles

United Kingdom: government has published its Brexit related European Union (Withdrawal) Bill

 What this Act will do, if enacted, is to incorporate into UK law as domestic law all existing EU law that currently applies to the UK. Thereafter, the UK government and parliament can amend those laws as they please, so that eventually there could be significant differences between UK law and EU law. There are many on the right wing of the Conservative Party who would very much like to see a bonfire of EU-inspired employment laws, especially the Working Time Directive and the Agency Workers Directive.
23 May 2017 Latest articles

Italy: permanent employment contracts stalling as Jobs Act related fiscal incentives come to an end

Labor market reforms (Jobs Act), which lowered the social charges that were put in place by the Renzi government to encourage permanent employment contract hiring, came to an end at the start of 2017. Since then the rate of permanent employment hiring has slowled markedly whilst temporary employment contracts have increased instead.
10 May 2017 Latest articles

EU: EU Commission seeks to shape globalization

On 10 May the European Commission published a reflection document entitled, ‘Harnessing Globalisation’ affirming that solutions do not lie in national protectionism or in isolationism, or indeed in laissez-faire. For the EU Commission, solutions lie in Europe’s capacity to speak with one voice during multilateral talks, to strengthen global governance, and to promote faire trade thus ‘shaping’ globalization so that it reflects Europe’s values.
26 April 2017 Latest articles

EU: the Commission launches a new directive on parental leave as well as a debate on the rights of non-standard workers

The social partners are consulted over the directive on employment contract information and the second over access to social protection. Both consultation issues have formed part of the discussion over new forms of employment and over minimum protection levels for workers on the fringes of salaried employment
26 April 2017 Latest articles

EU : Tomorrow’s Social Europe undergoing a thorough debate

The EU social package of 26 April is turned unremittingly towards the future. The European Commission is effectively proposing a European Pillar of social rights with a view to encouraging upwards convergence. The EU Commission is also proposing a reflection document on the Social Dimension of Europe by 2025.
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