HR guidance notes

Practical HR guides and overviews of key issues facing employers in Europe and beyond

Guidance note :: Back to work rules – A ready-made example

Example: Version 2 …

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Guidance note :: Making pay cuts during the health crisis, and after

Many companies consider temporary pay cuts in difficult economic circumstances as an alternative to short-time working or redundancies - the 2020 lockdown increased this interest. But is it lawful and can it be practically undertaken?

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Guidance note :: Checklist on COVID-19 priorities for HR

Critical questions every HR department should be asking right now There is always a danger that companies will either ignore the current crisis as soon as it is over – in a rush to catch up and get back to “normal” – or fall into the other trap of seeking to over-analyse the situation and become preoccupied with concerns over hygiene and social distancing …

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Guidance note :: The impact of COVID-19 on individual companies

FedEE presents below a thumbnail picture of the way the ongoing pandemic is affecting individual companies around the World …

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Guidance note :: Arbitration in employment

◉ The Advantages of Arbitration Arbitration is becoming increasingly common in the field of employment law outside the USA, although it is still fairly rare on the European Continent …

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Guidance note :: EU Glossary

A-Z of the European Union A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Accession Countries: Those states currently negotiating EU membership, or awaiting final entry to the EU …

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Guidance note :: The Shortfalls of the European Union

Some of the employment-related problems that have been generated by the European Union.

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Guidance note :: International sanctions and cultural sensitivities

Companies operating in countries subject to UN and US sanctions should take great care with the way their executives act. Political and cultural sensitivities should also be respected more generally.

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Guidance note :: Employment status checklist

◉ Determining if an individual is an employee or independent contractor There is a certain amount of overlap between the employment law and tax definitions of employee status, but the match is far from exact and it should not be assumed that because someone is registered with a tax authority as self-employed, operates a service company or is a contractor with employees or subcontractors that they will automatically be considered by a court to be a non-employee for the purposes of being excluded from paid holidays, notice and so on …

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Guidance note :: Pre-work trials

◉ Sampling the workplace prior to reaching a hiring decision Asking an employee to work for a few hours at the company prior to a decision to hire them may appear to be a good precaution on both sides, but it is full of potential pitfalls …

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Guidance note :: Gross misconduct and rules of evidence

HR professionals are often called upon to judge employee conduct and take action on their findings …

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Guidance note :: Mobile workers

Cross border workers and expatriates

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Guidance note :: Anatomy of an employment contract

◉ Introduction Whenever someone starts work they do so on the basis of an understanding about the tasks they will undertake, the hours that they will work, remuneration they will receive and the rights they will enjoy …

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Guidance note :: Assessing European qualifications

There is no automatic EU-wide recognition of academic diplomas …

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Guidance note :: Contract compliance

Contract Compliance Across the EU Introduction | Employment aspects | Origins of social policy enforcement | European Commission guidelines | National developments | Conclusions and implications  |  FedEE contract compliance checklist ◉ Introduction Public procurement directives were introduced to promote greater international competitiveness in the award of major contracts …

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