The French Supreme Court (Cour de cassation) has held that termination by agreement signed with an employee who is on maternity leave is indeed lawful (Cass. soc. 25 mars 2015 n° 14-10.149 FP-PB).
In a recent decision, the U.S. Supreme Court held Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 does not require a showing that the prospective employer had “knowledge” of the applicant’s need for religious accommodation before the employer could be held liable for religious discrimination in hiring. Instead, according to the Court, Title VII […]
The employer’s responsibility for the work environment has been a topic frequently discussed among the parties in the Swedish labour market during the last year. Moreover, the Swedish Ministry of Employment has commenced developing a new national strategy concerning the work environment, which, inter alia, includes a zero tolerance as regards to work-related deaths.
As from 1 January 2016 the Swedish Tax Procedures Act prescribes obligatory electronic staff registration within the construction industry (similar to the obligations for hairdressers, restaurants and laundries). The aim of the obligations is to ensure that the correct taxes are paid and to encourage a healthy competition within the construction industry. The Swedish Tax […]
On the 10th of September 2014 a Committee of 15 people representing the Citizen`s Initiative on modifying the Labour Code registered a Request of modification of the law at the Romanian Senate. This is one of the few such situations in our legislative procedure in which citizens can bring amendments to the law, especially after […]
Recently, the Romanian Labour Code was amended with the Law no. 97/2015 which modifies the art. 137 par (1). Therefore, the weekly rest matter has been clarified. Before the over written amendment, the law stated that the weekly rest period to which every employee is entitled is granted in two consecutive days, ordinarily Saturday and […]
Recent case law on the matter of the dissolution of the employee’s position states that the requirement of the real cause involves the objective nature of the dissolution of the position and the serious cause requirement implies, on one hand, the existence of serious and thorough studies on improvement of the employer’s activity, and on […]
The Constitutional Tribunal K 1/13 2nd June 2015: a right to establish and join a trade union must be a right for everyone including those who perform work on a basis other than a contract of employment (civil law contact) as well as the self-employed.
The state pension age will be increased in steps of three months per year as from 2016. After 2018 the state pension age will be increased by four months per year. In 2021 (instead of 2023) the state pension age will be 67. From 2022 the state pension age will be linked to the life […]
The first case law appeared on the statutory notification period that applies as per 1 January 2015. Based on this notification period, the employer must inform the employee at least one month before a fixed term contract will expire, whether or not the contract will be extended, and, if so under which conditions. The Cantonal […]