Country comparisons by theme

Guides comparing individual areas of employment law and HR in multiple jurisdictions around the world

Smoking in the workplace

EU/EEA Countries This comparative guidance note focuses on smoking rules in the workplace in major jurisdictions around the world …

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HR Trends – Past overviews from FedEE Editors

Here are some comment pieces from previous FedEE newswires …

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Collective Agreement Sources

There are over 25,000 sectoral collective agreements in force around the world, and around 800,000 company level agreements …

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Case law on social media in key jurisdictions around the world

Smartphones and other mobile devices, as well as the social media, are becoming an increasingly important part of everyday life, including in the workplace …

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Non-compete clauses around the world

Employers are often tempted to include restrictive covenants in employment contracts and the most common is a post-termination non-compete clause …

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Public holiday practices in Europe

A public holiday, which is also referred to as a ‘national holiday’, is declared as such by a government and it is normally a day on which a major historical event has taken place …

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Managing sickness absence around the world

Managing sickness absence in Europe Sickness absenteeism can be costly for companies and can have a considerable impact on both productivity and the bottom line …

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Use of electronic payslips in key jurisdictions around the world

In most countries of the world, employees are entitled by law to receive a payslip for each pay period …

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Transfer of undertakings rules across Europe

Overview The purpose of the original Acquired Rights (Transfer of Undertakings) Directive of 1977 (77/187/EEC) was to ensure that employees were not adversely affected by the increase in company mergers and takeovers brought about by the removal in trade barriers within the European Community (European Union) …

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Whistleblowing laws in key jurisdictions around the world

The term whistleblowing refers to when a worker reports, either to their employer or to the authorities, a suspected wrongdoing at work …

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