Employment & Immigration

09 June 2021

Update on temporary employment CLAs

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.

Ronald Beltzer Author: Ronald Beltzer

Netherlands | Maes Law

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Home and away: updated guidance on when working from home means working abroad

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.

Colin Leckey Authors: Colin Leckey | Rosie Moore

United Kingdom | Lewis Silkin

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Home Office strategy statement on legal migration and border control – what's in it?

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.

Andrew Osborne Authors: Andrew Osborne | Stephen O'Flaherty | Sam Koppel | Li Xiang

United Kingdom | Lewis Silkin

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COVID-19 vaccine – Q&A

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.

Joseph K Mulherin Authors: Joseph K Mulherin | Carole Spink | Kathleen M Quinn | Troy M Van Dongen

USA | McDermott Will & Emery

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Recent updates

New ruling on termination and offer of new employment on new terms

Ole Kristian Olsby Authors: Ole Kristian Olsby | Nina Elisabeth Thjømøe

Norway | Homble Olsby | Littler

Updated Home Office policy on using UK residence cards after 30 June 2021

Andrew Osborne Authors: Andrew Osborne | Kathryn Denyer

United Kingdom | Lewis Silkin

Reverse discrimination risks to consider in managing ESG aspirations

Ludia Kwon Author: Ludia Kwon

USA | McDermott Will & Emery

Expiry of CLAs has drastic consequences for temporary employment industry

Ronald Beltzer Author: Ronald Beltzer

Netherlands | Maes Law

Overtime and COVID-19

Diana Neagu Authors: Diana Neagu | Eduard Gurin

Moldova | Vernon|David

COVID-19: Q&A on new labour measures to combat public health emergency

Patricia Barboza Authors: Patricia Barboza | Poliana César | Maíra Magalhães | Isadora Varella

Brazil | CGM Advogados

Can work survive without collective agreements?

Jouni Kautto Author: Jouni Kautto

Finland | Waselius & Wist

Topical issues in Irish employment law

Síobhra Rush Author: Síobhra Rush

Ireland | Lewis Silkin