DOING BUSINESS IN EUROPE


Author: Andre Beukes LLM

SWISS IMMIGRATION TO GRANT MORE WORK PERMITS FOR NON-EU IMMIGRANTS

As nations across Europe, including the UK, clampdown on the number of non-EU workers entering their countries and Donald Trump in the US promises even tougher immigration controls, Switzerland has …

Is Europe a Good Place for Doing Business?

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Companies Doing Business in the EU Must Be Aware of Perils of Talking with Rival Companies

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The future of jobs

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is interacting with other socio-economic and demographic factors to create a perfect storm of business model change in all industries, resulting in major disruptions to labour …

World Bank rankings: best places in the EU to do business

New Zealand, Singapore, Denmark, Hong Kong and South Korea  led this year’s rankings. Between June 2015 and June 2016, the report, which measures 190 economies worldwide, documented 283 business reforms. …

Right to leave: EU workers

An employee remains entitled to an allowance by way of compensation for any days of annual leave not taken in the course of his employment even when the said employee himself decides to retire from the job, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has recently confirmed.

Dutch Labour Law for Managers #10

Dismissal of an employee for refusal to work / Dutch Labour Law Dutch Labour Law for Managers #10 Dutch Labour Law. Be prepared and informed. Click hereto receive a weekly Dutch …

‘Brexit’ Vote Has European Workers in Britain Unsure of Future: nytimes

  LONDON — Filipe Graca hovered over an espresso machine at the British food chain Pret A Manger and frothed out a cafe latte for a waiting customer. Until last …

Losing your job as an expat in the Netherlands

Losing your residence right With an employment-based residence permit (such as a highly skilled migrant permit or a permit for paid employment), premature employment termination does not only mean losing …

Overseas students: new work visa rules make UK ‘challenging’

International students may be put off from applying to UK universities by “challenging” new restrictions on employing foreign graduates, an expert on immigration law has warned. While higher education has …

10 Issues raised at the hearing on the Dutch Work and Security act in the Dutch Second Chamber, 03-02-2016

Dutch Managers must decide if they are going to follow the easy or the difficult route with the management of the Work and Security act. The easy route may seem difficult and expensive in the beginning, but the benefits that it will yield in terms of personnel engagement and labour relations can not be measured.

Mercedes-Benz says workers are better than robots

The rise of robotic workforces may have struck fear into the hearts of employees and HR professionals alike but one luxury car maker says it’s changing its mind on the …

The era of the average worker is over!

In the past, workers with average skills, doing an average job, could earn an average lifestyle. But, today, average is officially over. Being average just won’t earn you what it used to. It can’t when so many more employers have so much more access to so much more above average cheap foreign labor, cheap robotics, cheap software, cheap automation and cheap genius. Therefore, everyone needs to find their extra — their unique value contribution that makes them stand out in whatever is their field of employment. Average is over.

The elements of a modern EU Labour Market – Enrique Fernández-Macías

ENRIQUE FERNÁNDEZ-MACÍAS ENRIQUE FERNÁNDEZ-MACÍAS is of the opinion that a modern labour market agenda in Europe should try to boost job creation by following the high-road model of Nordic economies rather than the employment flexibilisation strategy that has been dominant in recent years. Such an agenda should also openly confront the socioeconomic divergence effect of the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU), by coordinating employment policies and fostering EU-level redistribution mechanisms. And it should initiate a serious debate about how to reorganise our socioeconomic systems if, as seems increasingly plausible, there is a generalised substitution of human labour by robots in a not so distant future.