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Employment & Immigration

09 June 2021
Ronald Beltzer Update on temporary employment CLAs

Netherlands - Maes Law

The ABU and the NBBU recently reached an agreement with the trade union LBV to extend the current collective labour agreement (CLA) for temporary employees until 1 October 2021. The CLA had been set to expire on 1 June 2021. As a result of the extension, temporary workers who enter the service of an employer which is a member of the ABU or the NBBU after 1 June 2021 may fall under the extended CLA and may thus be subject to deviations from mandatory law, such as the phase system.

Author: Ronald Beltzer
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Colin Leckey Home and away: updated guidance on when working from home means working abroad

United Kingdom - Lewis Silkin

The increase in homeworking due to the COVID-19 pandemic is causing many employees to ask whether they can work from 'home' from an overseas country – be that on a temporary basis or indefinitely. Employers should consider a variety of issues before agreeing to an employee's request to work from home when 'home' is not in the United Kingdom. This article discusses the issues and sets out practical steps that employers can take to minimise risks.

Authors: Colin Leckey, Rosie Moore
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Andrew Osborne Home Office strategy statement on legal migration and border control – what's in it?

United Kingdom - Lewis Silkin

As part of the government's 'new plan for immigration', the Home Office has released a strategy statement setting out its plans for legal migration and border control. The statement outlines elements of the Home Office's ambitious multi-year programme for modernising, simplifying and developing visa routes within the UK immigration system following the end of free movement, as well as achieving greater border security.

Authors: Andrew Osborne, Stephen O'Flaherty, Sam Koppel, Li Xiang
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Joseph K Mulherin COVID-19 vaccine – Q&A

USA - McDermott Will & Emery

This article answers employers' questions on the COVID-19 vaccine, including with regard to mandatory and voluntary vaccination policies, requests for remote working, the individualised enquiry framework, anti-vaccination advocacy, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act privacy, religious exemption requests and workers' compensation claims.

Authors: Joseph K Mulherin, Carole Spink, Kathleen M Quinn, Troy M Van Dongen
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Author: Jouni Kautto
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Ireland - Lewis Silkin

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