It’s a funny thing for a European visiting the US and recovering from jetlag, because I woke up again around 4.30 this morning ready to go to work, only to realize that the sun had yet to rise. So I brewed some coffee, grabbed my laptop, and started the day early – extremely early. As […]
The Polish Labour Code has been subject to two major additions in the current year. The first of the additions was the increase in the flexibility of laws governing working time, and the second – the possibility of prolonging the leave related to childbirth, entitled “parental leave” by the new legislation, to be differentiated from […]
On January 11th, 2013 a national agreement between unions of employees and employers was signed, bringing significant changes to the country’s Labor Law. A law was necessary in order for its provisions to enter into force. The Law ”for the Security of Employment” (Loi de Sécurisation de l’Emploi) of June 14th 2013 intends to provide […]
After Dublin, what city is more Irish… Boston of course… and considering the successful turnout of the IBA conference in Dublin last year, it appears that the luck of the Irish continues with another impressive IBA Annual Conference. For some, the conference already started on Sunday morning as we attended a master class facilitated by […]
Topics covered: productivity, efficiency, flexibility and cost reduction mechanisms under the current legislative regime; the mechanisms available post election; innovative EBA trends; the importance of individual contracts in Australian industrial relations (from CRAs to IFAs); and change management now and into the future. Please click here to access the webcast video and presentation for your […]
Over the last year or two, the Temporary Foreign Worker Program has been the subject of tremendous public scrutiny and negative media attention. It began in March 2012 when HD Mining applied to bring over 200 Chinese nationals to conduct exploration work in British Columbia. The work permits were granted in April 2012.
In July of 2013, the Court of Justice of the European Union announced its judgment in the highly anticipated case Alemo-Herron and Others v Parkwood Leisure Ltd, C-426/11, regarding the safeguarding of employees’ rights in the event of transfers of undertakings. The plaintiffs in this case were originally employed by a public sector entity, the […]
The European Parliament has announced its support for a corporate restructuring law governing the ‘anticipation and management of change and restructuring’ and has called on the European Commission to submit such a proposal. The European Parliament’s resolution covers rules on the long-term strategic anticipation of employment and skills needs, early preparation of restructuring operations, and […]
A New Era for Data Protection in the EU As the European Union prepares to adopt the most stringent data protection laws in the world, which extend to employees’ data in the workforce, businesses, government entities, and law firms alike are expressing their objections, albeit for different reasons. Recently, the European Parliament’s legal affairs committee […]
L&E Global’s Global Employment Law Highlights Spring 2013 report covers the latest trends in employment law throughout the world.