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The European Court of Justice: judgment on the directive on collective redundancies
  • Bird & Bird
  • European Union, Spain
  • June 26 2015

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has interpreted Directive 9859EF on collective redundancies in a decision of 13 May 2015. According to the

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

UK employment law update
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • June 11 2015

This case concerned a peripatetic employee who was Danish, lived in Switzerland, and travelled extensively under an employment contract governed by

China employment law update: electronic evidence is admissible in workplace disputes
  • Bird & Bird
  • China
  • June 10 2015

In China, where an employee's employment is to be terminated, the burden of proof in showing that the statutory grounds and formalities to justify

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

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

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"

Finland: zero-hour contracts zero tolerance or zero resistance?
  • Bird & Bird
  • Finland
  • June 22 2015

The so-called "zero-hour contracts" have raised a lot of debate recently in Finland. Both supporters and opponents have had their say on this highly

Payments for new restrictive covenants
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • January 28 2015

A company could not enforce restrictive covenants against a former employee where there had been inadequate consideration given for their

Whistleblowing goodbye in good faith, hello in the public interest and wider issues
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • 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

High court enforces a liquidated damages clause against an employee who renegued on employment contract by failing to join
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • September 1 2008

Liquidated damages clauses must represent a genuine pre-estimate of loss or risk being found to be unenforceable as a penalty clause