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Legislative Decree No. 812008

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  • Italy
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  • June 15 2009

This Decree re-organises and updates all provisions relating to health and safety at work and has introduced novelties and new obligations for employers

Finland: changes to employees' job alternation leave

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  • Finland
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  • October 3 2014

All employers should take into account that the Finnish Act on Job Alternation Leave was changed from 1 September 2014 onwards. If an employee and an

Injunction granted to restrain ex-employees from using LinkedIn contacts

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  • United Kingdom
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  • July 18 2013

The issues of ownership and use of LinkedIn contacts have been widely debated, but little judicial guidance exists. In Whitmar Publications Limited v

Whistleblowing goodbye in good faith, hello in the public interest and wider issues

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  • United Kingdom
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  • June 21 2013

The UK has been a leader in whistleblower protection in Europe since the introduction of the Public Interest Disclosure Act in 1998, which was

Draft regulations on employment invention remuneration

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  • China
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  • June 26 2013

The Draft Regulations on Service Inventions were released by the State Intellectual Property Office for public comments on 12 November 2012. The

New amendment to the Swedish Sick Pay Act (1991:1047) as of 1 January 2008

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  • Sweden
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  • February 5 2008

Until 1 January 2008, an employer was entitled to require medical certificates from employees absent due to sickness as of the seventh day in a sick period (unless agreed otherwise in a collective agreement

HSBC Bank Plc and another v Steven Andrew Wallace (HCA 2422 of 2007; 28 November 2007)

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  • Hong Kong
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  • February 5 2008

This case confirms that employees can generally work in Hong Kong under a foreign law employment contract and the Hong Kong Employment Ordinance does not apply to such contracts

Advocate General: obesity can qualify as a disability

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  • European Union
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  • September 15 2014

In a case referred by the Danish courts, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has been asked to decide whether obesity can be considered a

German tax aspects of secondments

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  • Germany
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  • June 30 2011

Globalization has led to increasing cross-border secondments of management and other employees

Singapore's manpower-lean economy - implications for employers

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  • Singapore
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  • July 11 2013

Employers in Singapore will have noticed since last year that work passes for foreign employees are not being granted as a matter of course