Following a campaign on the need for a more efficient process in issuing court rulings, a number of judges in several national courts were sanctioned by the Supreme Council of Magistrates for delayed rulings and for delayed redaction of their rulings. These sanctions may lead to strict rules imposed by judges to the parties rather […]
According to a new law that modifies the Law for Equality in chances and treatment between women and men, the Employer has to organize programs for professional reinsertion for parents that were in maternity/paternity leave. Also, the new provision includes a legal definition for notions such as “psychological harassment”, “sex” and “gender”.
The Supreme Court has ruled that there is no cause for issuing a guideline decision regarding the reconsideration of multiple individual dismissals as a collective dismissal. The refusal to issue such a guideline decision was based on the fact that the local Court that asked the Supreme Court for the judicial interpretation was not clear […]
As a result of low oil prices impacting operations, Norway has seen an increase in dismissals.
The Supreme Court found that a married couple, who had assisted nurses from the Philippines to Norway for work in hospitals, had broken the Norwegian Act of Conveying Work. The couple had charged an unreasonable amount of money for bringing the nurses to Norway and for helping them with finding a job, renting an apartment, […]
The unemployment rate increased to 6.0 percent in the September 2015 quarter (up from 5.9 percent). This is the first quarterly fall in employment in the last three years.
A recent Human Rights Review Tribunal case adds to a growing number of examples of employment issues under review in this jurisdiction, resulting in substantially higher awards to employees than in the employment courts. In McClelland v Schindler Lifts NZ Ltd  NZHRRT 45, an employee was dismissed where the employer held a mistaken belief […]
As from 1 July 2016, the maximum statutory transitional payment will increase to € 76.000 (currently € 75,000). In the Netherlands, independent contractors are frequently engaged. The contractor can apply for a so-called VAR-statement (“Declaration of Independent Contractor Status”) from the Tax Authorities, provided that the contractor meets certain criteria. In this VAR-statement the Tax […]
As from 1 July 2015 an employer has to pay the statutory transitional payment (transitievergoeding) if the employment contract has ended on initiative of the employer and the employment contract has had a duration of at least 24 months. An additional payment (billijke vergoeding) can then be granted in case of a seriously culpable act […]
On October 27, Draft Official Standard PROY-NOM-034-STPS-2015 was published in the Official Gazette, which provides for safety conditions for the accessibility and development of activities assigned to disabled employees in the work centers. This Draft Standard complements the Federal Health and Safety Regulations published in the Official Gazette on November 11, 2014 and its objectives […]