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Legislative Decree No. 812008
  • Bird & Bird
  • Italy
  • 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

The ECJ rules that on certain terms, employees may be banned from wearing religious headscarves in private workplaces if clear guidelines are available
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union
  • March 20 2017

In 2015, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) was asked to consider two cases concerning whether a ban on employees wearing visible signs of political

HSBC Bank Plc and another v Steven Andrew Wallace (HCA 2422 of 2007; 28 November 2007)
  • Bird & Bird
  • Hong Kong
  • 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

China Employment Law Update - February 2017
  • Bird & Bird
  • China
  • March 8 2017

The province of Guangdong has taken further measures to improve the protection of female employees. The measures which came into effect on 1 February

Employment Act - termination with notice now subject to MOM intervention for “unfair dismissal”
  • Bird & Bird
  • Singapore
  • 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"

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) rules in the Laval Case (Vaxholm) collective actions are not excluded from the applicability of community law
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union, Sweden
  • February 5 2008

In May 2004, Laval un Partneri Ltd, a Latvian company, posted workers from Latvia to work on building sites in Sweden

The Government's Brexit White Paper
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • February 6 2017

On 2 February 2017, the government published a white paper, setting out its objectives for the upcoming Brexit negotiations with the EU. The white

Injunction - to enforce 'garden leave' clause
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • December 5 2013

In J M Finn & Co v Holliday, the High Court considered the case of a Claimant whose contract provided for a 12 month notice period and allowed the

Employer’s right to clawback overpaid commission
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • March 17 2008

In the case of Key Recruitment UK Ltd v Lear the EAT has given guidance on the extent to which an employer may claw back overpayments from a departing employee

German tax aspects of secondments
  • Bird & Bird
  • Germany
  • June 30 2011

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