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The Danish Holiday Act is not in compliance with the EU rules
  • Bird & Bird
  • Denmark, European Union
  • May 12 2015

On 27 April 2015, the EU commission stated that the Danish Holiday Act was not in compliance with the EU Working Time Directive. Accordingly, 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

Changes in the formula used for the calculation of severance
  • Bird & Bird
  • Netherlands
  • February 19 2009

Dutch courts use the following formula for the calculation of severance: A x B x C

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

China employment law update
  • Bird & Bird
  • China
  • April 27 2015

The Supreme People's Court has issued an Interpretation on the Application of the Civil Procedure Law of the People's Republic of China ("PRC"). The

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

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

UK: is Type 2 diabetes a disability? (Metroline Travel Ltd v Stoute)
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • April 28 2015

In this case, the Claimant had diabetes which he managed primarily by avoiding sugary drinks. In order to determine whether a condition is a

Focus - contractual termination and dismissal, connections and complications: clarification by the French Supreme Court
  • Bird & Bird
  • France
  • May 5 2015

Three rulings handed down on 3rd March 2015 for the first time specify the position of the Cour de cassation regarding contractual termination prior

Strengthening the rights of employee inventors in China
  • Bird & Bird
  • China
  • March 11 2013

The State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO), the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Science and Technology, the Ministry of Industry and

Effect of conditional resignation
  • Bird & Bird
  • United Kingdom
  • August 12 2010

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