DOING BUSINESS IN EUROPE


European Labour Law

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 …

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 …

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 …

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.

‘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 …

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 …

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.

Dutch startup visa, one year after the launch

Dutch startup visa, one year after the launch Visit StartupDelta As of 2015, the Dutch startup visa makes it possible for ambitious entrepreneurs to apply for a temporary residence permit …

15 Things Only People Who Work Overseas Can Understand

1. We do not automatically become fluent in another language A lot of people assume that changing your geographic location serves as a super-booster to your language learning skills. The …

Proposed changes to Dutch naturalisation laws in 2016

The Dutch Parliament is in the process of passing a legislative bill that seeks changes to the Dutch Citizenship Act. The proposed amendments include extending the terms for naturalisation from …