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Macron to modernize Labour Law in France

The UK and Germany have unemployment rates roughly half that of France. Macron believes the country’s chronic mass unemployment will not decrease unless employers are relieved of the fear of …

Dutch Labour Law: Minimum wage for independent contractors

  The Dutch House of Representatives agreed on 28 March 2017 that the Act on minimum wage and minimum holiday allowance (Wml) will also be made applicable to contracts between …

German Labour Law: Works Councils & Social Media in Germany

Maximiliane Kempermann When it comes to the use of social media, works council co-determination can be triggered mainly under two aspects: Co-determination rights have to be observed when the employer …

Estonian Labour Law: Does Estonian labour law apply to aliens working in Estonia?

Several international corporations have established branches in Estonia and the number of such branches is expected to grow in the future. Therefore it is apparent that the matters of applying …

Estonian Labour Law: Compensating for damages caused by an employee

The recent judicial decision demonstrates that conclusion of an agreement on compensation for damages, caused by an employee, involves risks because the employee may subsequently be released from this commitment. …

The European Court of Justice decide on two cases of employees that were dismissed for wearing an Islamic headscarf

EU Labour Law Cases Both cases concern Muslim women employees who work(ed) in private companies. In the first case, Ms Achbita worked already for three years for the Belgian branch …

Dutch Labour Law: Termination of employment of an employee of pensionable age

The employer is not required to pay any transitional compensation (Article 7:673 paragraph 7 sub b Dutch Civil Code) if the employee reached pensionable age.

Dutch Labour Law for Managers: Transitional Allowance, Dismissed Employees

The judge found in the Dutch Labour Law case that the employer misinterpreted the stipulations of Section 7:673 subsection 1 of the Dutch Civil Code. The article stipulates that the employment relation must have lasted at least 24 moths and that the employer is entitled to a transitional allowance.

Top 10 Issues to Consider When Posting Workers in France #businessineurope

Littler Mendelson PC – Nicolas Chavrier and Léonie Chabaud “Posting of workers,” a common practice within the European Union, refers to the assignment of an employee to work in another …

Managing chronically ill employees in the Netherlands

According to a research by the Dutch platform for chronically ill employees, “fit for work”, one out of three employees in the Netherlands has a chronic illness such as asthma, …

Termination of the employment agreement of an expat

by Eva Knipschild Since 1 July 2015 it is necessary to substantiate one of limited dismissal grounds for the termination of an employment agreement. An expat usually has an employment …

Dutch Labour Law: The dismissal of an employee that e-mailed confidential company information

Summary of Dutch Labour Law case    The employee was informed by his employer that his service will be terminated with immediate effect with a favourable compensation package. Before the …

New rules and benefits: what changes in 2017? – dutchnews.nl

New rules and benefits: what changes in 2017? dutchnews.nl