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Spanish attempts to halt early retirement

  • Squire Sanders
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  • Spain
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  • April 23 2009

The Spanish government is considering introducing measures to stop employers using early retirement as a way of cutting jobs in the current climate

German government extends short-time working benefits

  • Squire Sanders
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  • Germany
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  • June 26 2009

In Germany short-time working has been a key element in the Federal Government’s response to the current recession

Do employees have the right to be legally represented at disciplinary hearings?

  • Squire Sanders
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  • United Kingdom
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  • March 31 2009

Possibly, but only if you are a public sector employer and the charges against the employee are sufficiently serious

French Supreme Court seeks to curtail employers’ discretion

  • Squire Sanders
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  • France
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  • June 26 2009

The Employment Chamber of the French Supreme Court recently ruled that whilst employers retain the right to grant bonuses to some employees and not others, any difference in treatment must be justified in an objective manner

Spain takes steps to tackle rising unemployment

  • Squire Sanders
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  • Spain
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  • June 26 2009

New legislation came into force on 6 March as a result of the need for urgent action to address Spain’s worsening economic situation

Mediation at work

  • Squire Sanders
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  • United Kingdom
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  • March 31 2009

A recent study by the CIPD has identified that "conflict and bullying tend to increase during financial downturns and managers need to be ready to address incidents early so as not to let them damage wellbeing or performance"

Germany introduces new data protection laws

  • Squire Sanders
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  • Germany
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  • August 20 2009

Data protection is something of a hot topic in Germany at the moment

Exercise care when drafting discretionary bonus schemes

  • Squire Sanders
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  • United Kingdom
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  • March 31 2009

If employers wish to retain a wide discretion when it comes to paying bonus payments they need to be very clear about which elements of the scheme are discretionary merely using the word "discretionary" will not be sufficient to avoid the risk of a claim

Be clear about the termination date

  • Squire Sanders
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  • United Kingdom
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  • April 23 2009

Negotiations over the terms of a Compromise Agreement can sometimes become protracted and the proposed termination date set out in the draft Agreement may come and go

Italy cracks down on strikes

  • Squire Sanders
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  • Italy
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  • April 23 2009

In the last few years Italy has regularly been crippled by nationwide strikes, especially in the transport sector