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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

Employment Act - termination with notice now subject to MOM intervention for “unfair dismissal”

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  • Singapore
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  • July 3 2009

Employers will know that the Employment Act (EA) was amended with effect on 1 January 2009 to "update the EA to ensure that it remains relevant and responsive to the changing labour market conditions"

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

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

Effect of conditional resignation

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  • United Kingdom
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  • August 12 2010

It is sometimes unclear when a contract of employment has come to an end

Wealthy Realty Ltd v Cheng Yung

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  • Hong Kong
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  • May 6 2008

This case considered a restraint of trade clause and the reasonableness of a clause which sought to restrain an employee from working for any competitor in the same “district” for six months after termination

Social networking - harmless fun or a threat to business security?

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  • United Kingdom
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  • April 1 2008

Social networking websites are perhaps the best-known brands in the so-called ‘Web 2.0 revolution’, which has put heavy emphasis on user-generated content on the internet

The employer's obligation to pay bonuses to employees who were on a strike

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  • Finland
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  • June 3 2011

This precedent concerned the employees' right to receive bonus despite the fact that the employees were participating in an illegal strike

Visteon Engineering v Oliphant - interpretation of 'mirrored terms agreement' after a TUPE transfer

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  • United Kingdom
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  • September 17 2013

In Visteon Engineering v Oliphant, the EAT considered the effect of a TUPE transfer that took place thirteen years ago. In 2000, Visteon (a new

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