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Germany: Fighting against abuse of contracts for work

A draft Bill “to fight the misuse of contracts for work (Werkvertrag) and to prevent evasion of labour law obligations” has been put before the federal government of Germany … Please login to view this content or become a member …

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Turkey: Improved maternity and paternity rights under discussion

Working parents in Turkey could soon benefit from improved maternity and paternity leave rights … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Switzerland: Training tax exemption rejected

A proposal to exempt professional training allowances from tax has been rejected by the Swiss Federal Council … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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European Union: EU whistleblower protection denied

Despite pressure from MEPs, the European Commission has decided not to introduce EU-wide whistleblower protection laws before the end of the year … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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European Union: Age-related pension contributions not discriminatory

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that a pension system based on age-related contributions does not necessarily breach laws against age discrimination … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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United Kingdom: Guarantee payments due for decreased working time

A UK employer has recently been held liable by the Court of Appeal for failing to make guarantee payments to employees who had agreed to a decreased working time schedule … Please login to view this content or become a …

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Spain: Change in regional public holiday under discussion

A Bill which aims to remove the October 25th annual non-working public holiday for the Basque region is currently being debated in Spain’s Basque Parliament … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Poland: Financial support for struggling businesses

The President of Poland has signed the Bill on special solutions for the protection of jobs, which offers support for businesses suffering during the economic downturn … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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North Macedonia: Additional public holiday declared

The Ministry of Labour and Social Policy of Macedonia has declared that Friday November 1st 2013 will be a non-working public holiday for believers of the Catholic faith in the country … Please login to view this content or become …

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European Union: Profit share and investment rates up

According to data provided by the European Commission’s statistics agency, Eurostat, business profit share increased in both the EU 27 and the euro area between Q1 and Q2 2013 … Please login to view this content or become a member …

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Germany: No claim for sex discrimination

The Federal Labour Court of Germany has recently denied a claim for compensation for sex discrimination after a pregnant employee was dismissed during her trial period … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Italy: Dismissal for poor performance justified

In a recent case, the Supreme Court of Italy has confirmed that a slow pace of work and insubordination can justify dismissal … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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France: New obligations when closing a site

A new law, which would oblige employees to attempt to find a buyer before closing a site, has been adopted by the French lower house of parliament … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining …

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European Union: EU membership talks to recommence

Following a three-year break in discussions, the European Union has agreed to resume EU membership negotiations with Turkey from November 5th … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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European Union: Schengen accession under debate

Subject to a unanimous vote from the European Council, Bulgaria and Romania could join the boarder-free Schengen area on January 1st 2014 … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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