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Employment & Immigration

24 February 2021
Annamaria Pedroni Italy ratifies International Labour Organisation Violence and Harassment Convention

Italy - Stanchi Studio Legale

Italy has ratified the International Labour Organisation Violence and Harassment Convention, which will have a significant impact on employment law. Employers will have concrete new obligations with respect to a broader range of behaviours, involving a larger number of people and situations. This will affect the regulations that employers must implement internally and their responsibility for health and safety in the workplace (and work-related situations).

Author: Annamaria Pedroni
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Guy Castegnaro Law on secondment of employees enters into force

Luxembourg - Castegnaro

The Law of 15 December 2020 modifying the Labour Code in order to transpose the EU Posted Workers Directive recently entered into force. This article highlights the main new points of attention for employers and employees, including with regard to the extension of mandatory provisions that employers must respect, the principle of equal treatment in terms of remuneration and work postings organised by temporary agencies.

Authors: Guy Castegnaro, Ariane Claverie
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Ole Kristian Olsby Proposal to extend increased daily unemployment benefit and temporary lay-off periods until July 2021

Norway - Homble Olsby | Littler

The government has proposed to extend until 1 July 2021 both the period in which the increased daily unemployment benefit rate applies and the temporary lay-off period. The government stated that the extended measures aim to give employees and employers more predictability during a difficult time.

Authors: Ole Kristian Olsby, Nina Elisabeth Thjømøe
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Alejandro Alfonso E Navarro Can employers mandate compulsory vaccination for their employees?

Philippines - Villaraza & Angangco

In an effort to eradicate COVID-19, vaccines have been developed at a rapid pace. Employers are now contemplating imposing workplace-wide vaccination programmes in order to bring back available workforces and increase operational efficiency. Is this legally permissible?

Authors: Alejandro Alfonso E Navarro, Rashel Ann Pomoy, Gavriil S Sullano
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Agnieszka Fedor What's new in employment law in 2021?

Poland - Sołtysiński Kawecki & Szlęzak

This article presents a brief summary of the key changes that employers and employees will have to face in 2021, including with regard to the increase in the minimum wage, the obligation to notify contracts for specific work, remote working, COVID-19 vaccination and audits relating to use of anti-crisis shield instruments.

Authors: Agnieszka Fedor, Aneta Brzózka
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Pelin Baysal New Constitutional Court ruling on employers' inspection of employees' corporate emails

Turkey - Gün + Partners

The Constitutional Court has once again considered the rights of personal data protection and the freedom of communication in an employment context following an employer's inspection of an employee's corporate email account and the termination of the employee based on the outcome of such inspection. The decision draws attention to the importance of the explicit information requirement in inspections conducted by employers and sheds light on the application of the principle of proportionality.

Authors: Pelin Baysal, Beril Yayla Sapan, Kardelen Özden
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Lucy Lewis COVID-19 vaccination – FAQs for employers

United Kingdom - Lewis Silkin

Employers are facing many difficult and untested employment law issues as the United Kingdom rolls out its COVID-19 vaccination programme. These FAQs cover whether employers can make vaccination compulsory for employees, alternatives to a mandatory requirement, time off for vaccine appointments, handling vaccine objectors, data privacy concerns and other issues.

Authors: Lucy Lewis, Colin Leckey, Helen Coombes
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Andrew Osborne Skilled Worker visa provides a shareholding solution for Tier 2 (General) migrants

United Kingdom - Lewis Silkin

Tier 2 (General) migrants cannot have a shareholding of more than 10% in their limited company sponsor; however, the skilled worker route does not include this restriction. How can a Tier 2 (General) migrant take advantage of this change if they are offered a shareholding that would take them above the 10% threshold? The lifting of the maximum shareholding requirement for the skilled worker route should open doors to more businesses and business founders wishing to work in the United Kingdom.

Authors: Andrew Osborne, Naomi Hanrahan-Soar
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Recent updates

Ole Kristian Olsby Supreme Court's ruling on workplace sexual harassment provides clarification

Norway - Homble Olsby | Littler

Authors: Ole Kristian Olsby, Nina Elisabeth Thjømøe
Phillipe De Wulf New National Labour Council collective labour agreement sets framework for COVID-19 teleworking

Belgium - ALTIUS

Authors: Phillipe De Wulf, Esther Soetens
Guy Castegnaro New convention on teleworking enters into force

Luxembourg - Castegnaro

Authors: Guy Castegnaro, Ariane Claverie
Agnieszka Fedor Overview of changes in employment law in 2020

Poland - Sołtysiński Kawecki & Szlęzak

Authors: Agnieszka Fedor, Magdalena Krupska-Kacprzyk
Andrew Osborne England introduces quarantine hotels and further post-arrival COVID-19 testing

United Kingdom - Lewis Silkin

Authors: Andrew Osborne, Kathryn Denyer
Declan Groarke Ireland's Immigrant Investor Programme – the allure of inward investment in return for residency

Ireland - Lewis Silkin

Author: Declan Groarke
Stanislav Rumyantsev Home sweet home – new remote working law adopted

Russia - Gorodissky & Partners

Authors: Stanislav Rumyantsev, Nikita Maltsev
Torben Mølgaard Hededal Amendment to Posting of Workers Act enters into force

Denmark - Norrbom Vinding

Author: Torben Mølgaard Hededal

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