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Employment & Immigration

13 January 2021
Marius Höfler Court rules on cut-off date provisions in bonus plans

Germany - Mayer Brown

In 2020 the Berlin-Brandenburg Regional Labour Court ruled on the effectiveness of a cut-off date clause in a works agreement. The court held that a special payment to an employee intended to reward both loyalty and performance can be dependent on the existence of the employment relationship on a certain cut-off date.

Author: Marius Höfler
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Ole Kristian Olsby Invalid termination? Court rules on termination of graphic designers following business transfer

Norway - Homble Olsby | Littler

The High Court Civil Division recently ruled on whether the termination of two graphic designers from Dagbladet newspaper following a major reorganisation and downsizing process had been valid. A particular point of contention was whether the case processing had been sufficient. The court assessed whether the terminations were valid, the postponement of the service was to be regarded as a business transfer and the graphic designers were entitled to compensation for non-pecuniary damage.

Authors: Ole Kristian Olsby, Nina Elisabeth Thjømøe
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Beril Yayla Sapan Are mutual termination agreements covered by the COVID-19-related termination prohibition?

Turkey - Gün + Partners

Government bodies have introduced progressive measures and restrictions to minimise the COVID-19 pandemic's negative impact on employment and sustain employment relationships. One of the most significant arrangements in this respect is the termination prohibition. However, mutual termination agreements have become a point of contention in light of this prohibition as they are unregulated under Turkish law.

Authors: Beril Yayla Sapan, Asena Aytu─č Keser, Kardelen Özden
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Andrew Osborne What does the Brexit trade deal mean for immigration law?

United Kingdom - Lewis Silkin

With the end of the Brexit implementation period comes the end of the free movement of persons. This is the case irrespective of the fact that the United Kingdom has secured a trade deal with the European Union. Employers and individuals must digest what the new immigration rules look like, both for EEA and Swiss nationals (aside from Irish nationals) wishing to come to the United Kingdom and British nationals wishing to go to the continent.

Authors: Andrew Osborne, Kathryn Denyer
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Richard Moore What's happening in employment law in 2021?

United Kingdom - Lewis Silkin

Although the COVID-19 pandemic still dominates the agenda, the employment law landscape continues to evolve. This article reviews the significant developments in 2020 (eg, the establishment of the furlough scheme and various other emergency measures) and looks ahead to what is on the horizon for employment law in 2021 (eg, the IR35 reform, the possible introduction of the new Employment Bill and the impact of the Brexit trade deal).

Authors: Richard Moore, Gemma Taylor
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Michelle Strowhiro COVID-19 vaccine FAQs for employers

USA - McDermott Will & Emery

Employers can implement a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy, subject to some conditions and exceptions. There are a number of factors that employers should consider when determining whether to make a COVID-19 vaccine mandatory or voluntary, including the administrative burden, legal exposure and public relations issues. This article answers employers' key questions on the matter.

Author: Michelle Strowhiro
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Recent updates

Ole Kristian Olsby Historic ruling on compensation for gender discrimination

Norway - Homble Olsby | Littler

Authors: Ole Kristian Olsby, Nina Elisabeth Thjømøe
Pelin Baysal Constitutional Court rules on employers' review of employees' corporate emails

Turkey - Gün + Partners

Authors: Pelin Baysal, Beril Yayla Sapan, Kardelen Özden
Colin Leckey What does the Brexit trade deal mean for employment law?

United Kingdom - Lewis Silkin

Authors: Colin Leckey, Gemma Taylor
Declan Groarke How Brexit affects UK immigration to Ireland

Ireland - Lewis Silkin

Author: Declan Groarke
Atul Gupta Three new labour codes enacted

India - Trilegal

Author: Atul Gupta
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Brazil - CGM Advogados

Authors: Maury Lobo, Isadora Varella
Emma Van Caenegem District cells' social fraud inspection audits focus on construction sector

Belgium - ALTIUS

Author: Emma Van Caenegem
Yvonne Frederiksen New executive order on psychological working environment

Denmark - Norrbom Vinding

Author: Yvonne Frederiksen