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14 February 2019 Dernières dépêches

EU: the new European Labour Authority will have specific tasks and assignments focusing on the free movement of labour

On 14 February 2019 the European Commission, the European Parliament, and the European Council secured a provisional agreement on the EU commission proposal to create a European Labour Authority (ELA). If officially adopted, the new authority’s prerogatives will center on issues surrounding labour mobility and EU social security coordination ‘while supporting cooperation between national authorities, including in preventing and tackling social fraud and abuse,’ the Commission press statement noted.
08 February 2019 Dernières dépêches

EU: agreement on draft directive on transparent and predictable working conditions

On the evening of 06/07 February 2019, representatives of the EU Parliament and Council of Ministers secured provisional agreement on a draft directive that aims to guarantee clearer information for all workers and especially non-standard workers on their working conditions, as well as new rights in terms of employment security and predictability. It now remains for the EU Parliament and Council of Ministers to validate this agreement so that it can be finally adopted.
20 December 2018 Dernières dépêches

Great Britain: employers’ body overwhelmingly rejects the government’s post-Brexit immigration plan

On 19 December, and with the 100-day countdown to Brexit just underway, the UK government unveiled its much-awaited Post-Europe Immigration white paper. Key measures in the plan include the creation of a one-year work permit for low skilled workers coming from abroad (worldwide) as well as the establishment of a minimum salary offer that aims to attract highly skilled workers to come to the UK. The plan is set to come into force on a progressive basis from 2021, i.e. at the end of the transition period, and become effective by 2025. However the vast majority of businesses
20 December 2018 Dernières dépêches

Germany: nation opens its doors to skilled workers from across the world

After 30 years of ideological debate on the need to formulate legislation on economic immigration and on whether or not to consider Germany as an ‘immigration country’, the country’s grand coalition government met in cabinet on 19 December and adopted draft legislation on skilled manpower immigration that  aims to facilitate the arrival of skilled manpower entering Germany from abroad in order to meet the increasingly strident calls by business for more labor.
17 December 2018 Dernières dépêches

United Kingdom: May blows the cobwebs off the labour code, without taking action on zero-hour contracts or the gig economy

On 17 December, the UK government unveiled a package of labour reforms, which it believes are the biggest for 20 years. The government’s Good Work Plan, which is a response to the Taylor report issued in July 2017, scraps the so-called “Swedish derogation” and introduces unalterable rights for all workers from their first day of work, as well as tougher penalties for employers that do not meet their obligations.
12 December 2018 Dernières dépêches

Spain: data protection legislation recognizes workers’ right to disconnect

The organic law on personal data protection and digital rights, which transposes EU GDPR legislation into Spanish law, officially recognizes workers’ rights to privacy when using their employers’ digital provisions as well as their right to disconnect.
04 December 2018 Dernières dépêches

EU: Council of Ministers arrives at a compromise position in order to tackle social dumping in the road transport sector

It wasn’t all plain sailing but on 03 December the EU Council of Ministers agreed its position on a key reform of the road transport sector  that in particular addresses drivers’ working conditions, special posting rules in international transport, access to the haulage market, and improved enforcement.
04 December 2018 Dernières dépêches

UE: banking sector social partners sign a joint declaration on the impact of digitalization on employment in the sector

In this joint declaration that was signed on 30 November 2018 by UNI Europa Finance together with the banking sector employers, (the European Banking Federation Banking Committee for European Social Affairs, the European Association of Co-operative Banks and the European Savings and Retail Banking Group), the social partners outlined a shared vision of the challenges being posed by digitalization and the areas requiring their particular attention.
30 November 2018 Dernières dépêches

Germany: Bundestag definitively adopts bill to bolster continued training

In order to improve continued training for workers in Germany, the law will significantly strengthen the public support mechanisms for training in companies, while the Federal Employment Agency will cover some or all of the training and salary costs, depending on the size of the company. For workers hired for short-term projects, the law will improve their access to unemployment insurance benefits. It will also decrease contributions for unemployment insurance; these will drop from 3% to 2.5% of gross salary as of 1 January 2019.
24 October 2018 Dernières dépêches

Great Britain: Morrisons supermarket chain held liable for a data breach carried out by a disgruntled former employee

In a decision that has UK companies up in arms, on 22 October the UK’s High Court (court of appeal) and notably in a first, ruled that an employer, in this case the Morrisons supermarket chain, was vicariously liable for the data leak that was committed in 2014 by a disgruntled former employee, which saw the personal details of some 100,000 employees being made publicly available and that the supermarket will have to pay millions of pounds in compensation to the victims of the data breach. The nation’s fourth largest chain has already stated it will be challenging
10 October 2018 Dernières dépêches

CSR: using blockchain technology to combat forced labor

Blockchain technology enables several sectors to access a single register that is decentralized, transparent, and by its construction, really tough to hack. In both the US and Europe, companies, NGOs, and public authorities are starting to conceive of ways to apply blockchain technology in the corporate CSR domain. A pilot project led by soft drinks producer Coca-Cola, the US State Department, and Blockchain experts (Blockchain Trust Accelerator, Bitfury Group et Emercoin) is seeking to deploy blockchain technology in the combat against forced labor occurring
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