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Latvia: New Trade Union Act coming into force in November

From November 1st 2014, a new Trade Union Act will enter into force in Latvia … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Italy: Easing up of immigration laws to attract more talent

In order to attract more talent from abroad, Italy has recently modified its immigration laws … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Italy: Criminal liability of employer for death of an employee

The Italian Supreme Court has recently ruled that an employer was not criminally liable for the death of an employee who died of severe burns after an incident at work … Please login to view this content or become a …

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Portugal: Income tax burden on employees

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)’s report “Taxing Wages 2014” has named Portugal as the country among its members that saw the largest income tax increase in 2013 … Please login to view this content or become a …

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European Union: Statistics on education in Europe

According to data from the European Union’s statistical office, Eurostat, the proportion of 30 to 34 year olds in the EU who have completed tertiary education has been steadily increasing — from 24% in 2002 to 37% in 2013 … …

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European Union: New figures on underemployed workers

According to the European Union’s statistical office, Eurostat, in 2013, 23% of the EU’s 43 … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Germany: Significant ruling for shift workers

The rights of shift workers in Germany have been significantly strengthened following a landmark judgment of the Federal Labour Court (BAG) on April 9th 2014 … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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United Kingdom: Pay growth at fastest rate since 2007

According to the UK’s Office for National Statistics, weekly earnings, including bonuses, increased by 1 … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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European Union: More scrutiny over executive pay

The European Commission has proposed a revision of the Shareholder Rights Directive to give shareholders new powers over executive pay … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Spain: Supreme Court rules on unilateral variation of employees’ working time

Spain’s Supreme Court has ruled in favour of employees working for Carrefour in an employment dispute concerning variation of working time … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Germany: Dismissal for frequent sickness absence justified

In a recent case, the Court of Appeal of Cologne in Germany confirmed that a dismissal for frequent sickness absence was legitimate … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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European Union: Managing stress at the workplace

The European Agency for Safety and Health at work has launched its Healthy Workplaces Campaign 2014-2015 with the support of the European Commission … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Luxembourg: Amendment to the Labour Code passes to State Council

Following lengthy negotiations with employers and trade unions, Luxembourg’s Government Council has adopted a Bill to amend the Labour Code … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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United Kingdom: No more recovery of statutory sick pay

From April 6th 2014, the UK’s Percentage Threshold Scheme will be abolished … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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Slovenia: Increased paternity leave and other parental rights approved

In Slovenia, the Law on Parental Protection and Family benefit has now been approved by the National Assembly … Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now …

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