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Lewis Silkin | United Kingdom | 22 Sep 2021

Further changes to right to work checks and how to avoid pitfalls

The right to work guidance for employers was recently updated to confirm that individuals with late EU Settlement Scheme applications made on or after 1 July 2021 can start a new job while their application is pending. This article looks at this development and highlights certain aspects of the current guidance that may cause confusion for employers when conducting right to work checks.
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Howse Williams 何韋律師行 | Hong Kong | 22 Sep 2021

Can employers require employees to be vaccinated?

The government has implemented various measures aimed at countering the effects of the covid-19 pandemic and allowing business activities to resume as normal. The goal is to achieve a high enough level of vaccination to protect the nation from the virus. These measures include a vaccination programme and policies permitting specific industries to operate for longer hours if their employees......
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CGM Advogados | Brazil | 22 Sep 2021

Social media and employer disparagement: to like, or not to like?

While social media is an unavoidable part of life, and freedom of speech is a constitutional right guaranteed to every Brazilian, the courts have been upholding the termination of employment for cause when employees post content on social media that is deemed defamatory to their employers. In some cases, employees have been ordered to pay pain and suffering damages to their former employers.
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Maes Law | Netherlands | 22 Sep 2021

Employment FAQs: vaccinations, face masks, remote working, wages and dismissals

The covid-19 pandemic has raised numerous questions regarding the rights of employers and employees. This article answers FAQs about the circumstances in which employers can demand that workers are vaccinated and wear face coverings, and prohibit working from home and travelling abroad. Wages, dismissals and the employee's right to refuse certain demands are also discussed.
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Aluko & Oyebode | Nigeria | 22 Sep 2021

Innovative NICN judgments could rewrite labour law jurisprudence

When determining employment cases, courts in Nigeria have consistently applied common law labour principles established in previous decisions. The decisions of the trial courts in Nigeria suggest that the application and/or adherence to these principles is, however, gradually changing. This is especially the case for the National Industrial Court, which appears to be carrying out a quiet......
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CMS Albiñana & Suárez de Lezo | Spain | 22 Sep 2021

Spanish Supreme Court: vacancy left by employee assigned to another position can be covered by temporary replacement interim contract

The Supreme Court recently settled an issue concerning whether a vacancy left by an employee after being assigned to another position can be covered by a temporary replacement interim contract or if such a contract should be deemed as tortious. In this specific matter, the employment contract held by the employee who was replaced by the claimant had not been suspended – their position was......
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Mayer Brown | Germany | 22 Sep 2021

New law on supply chain monitoring

The purpose of the Supply Chain Act, which is due to enter into force on 1 January 2023, will ensure that internationally accepted human rights standards and certain environmental standards are observed. The new law will establish strict legal compliance standards for companies operating in national or global supply chains. Companies would be well advised to assess their existing supplier......
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CGM Advogados | Brazil | 15 Sep 2021

Remote work: new trend or new burden?

In the year-and-a-half since the covid-19 pandemic began, working from home has gone from an interim measure to a working model that most companies will be using for the foreseeable future. Only with clear guidelines will companies be able to effectively renovate their approach to employment while adapting to changes in their respective markets, which have similarly been made volatile by the......
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Stanchi Studio Legale | Italy | 15 Sep 2021

Supreme Court of Cassation recognises subordinate nature of employment contracts with freelance journalists

In a recent decision, the Supreme Court of Cassation highlighted that a freelance journalist's duty to respect specific deadlines was necessary when determining their work as subordinate employment, whereas the non-exclusive nature of their employment agreement with a company was not.
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Vernon|David | Romania | 15 Sep 2021

Employers face new obligations concerning gender equality

Romania has recently amended its anti-discrimination and anti-harassment laws in order to more effectively and comprehensively address workplace discrimination and harassment. There are now new and significant obligations for employers to implement pre-emptive measures, as well as fresh reporting and investigation requirements, penalties for offenders and measures to ensure protection for......
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