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Spanish attempts to halt early retirement

  • Squire Patton Boggs
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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

Be clear about the termination date

  • Squire Patton Boggs
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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 Patton Boggs
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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

German government promotes share ownership

  • Squire Patton Boggs
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  • Germany
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  • April 23 2009

In an attempt to further promote employee share ownership the Upper House of the German Parliament recently approved new legislation granting tax incentives to employees who acquire shares in the company they work for

Social responsibility in sub-contracting chains

  • Squire Patton Boggs
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  • European Union
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  • April 23 2009

The European Parliament has adopted a resolution calling for more social responsibility in sub-contracting chains, in particular the need for legislation introducing joint and several liability to deal with the cross-border dimensions of sub-contracting

French court outlaws snooping

  • Squire Patton Boggs
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  • France
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  • April 23 2009

In a recent case the French Supreme Court ruled that unless there are exceptional circumstances, such as a bomb scare, employers have no legal right to search the contents of their employees’ bags unless they have given their prior consent

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

  • Squire Patton Boggs
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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

Mediation at work

  • Squire Patton Boggs
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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"

Exercise care when drafting discretionary bonus schemes

  • Squire Patton Boggs
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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