The new laws on indexation leap and salary freeze to improve Belgium’s competition position have been voted and published within the Belgian Official Gazette.
The Labour Court of Appeals of Liège rejected the evidence gathered by a private detective, with respect to an employee who claimed to be entitled to a social security allowance because of his partial disability due to an industrial accident, while he was in fact able to work. The Court ruled that this evidence was […]
The Portuguese Constitutional Court has recently declared that the interpretation of sections 334 of the Portuguese Employment Code and 481 (2) of the Companies Code are unconstitutional in the sense that they would prevent foreign based companies that are in control of, wholly owned or have crossed shareholding interests with a Portuguese company, to be […]
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May 12th: The French Senate approves the Macron Bill, proposing to alter the law on Sunday work, company savings plans and collective redundancy. The Bill has been sent up to a Joint Committee (Commission Mixte Paritaire) to convene on June 3rd, tasked with drafting a bill acceptable to both Chambers. In companies where workforce strength […]
SBM Legal’s April 2015 Newsletter highlights important legal trends including: Changes to the ERA from 6 March 2015 Update on equal pay litigation Tripartite employment relationships Redundancy – Clarification from Appeal Court
My name is Antonio Castro and I am from Madrid, the capital of Spain. I have a degree in Law and Economics and Business from Alfonso X University. After having finished my university studies, I moved to Barcelona where I obtained a Master in International Business Law from Esade Law School. While studying in Barcelona, […]
For employers with operations in multiple jurisdictions, litigation over disputes related to employment matters is a very real concern, which applies to every sector of industry, in every region of the world. This comprehensive publication includes contributions from 18 L&E Global firms and will be a valuable resource for all HR professionals.
Three very practical issues are discussed in this edition. The complexity of the law surrounding what can be paid to very senior staff when they leave the employ of a corporation has been the source of much confusion, and is starting to be the source of litigation over what can and cannot be paid. Our […]
According to Switzerland’s Federal Act on Assignments (Entsendegesetz), non-Swiss companies providing services in Switzerland must compensate employees temporarily working in Switzerland at a level which, at a minimum, equals a Swiss reference salary for the relevant industry, profession, and geographic area in question. Apart from generally binding collective agreements providing minimum wages for certain industries, […]