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    09.02.2023
    Germany

    Wear­ables

    Digital assistance systems are gaining popularity for private use and at the workplace. This article shows the possibilities for using wearables at work and the related labor and employment law aspects.What are wearables?Wearables are items of small mobile computer technology that can be worn on the body, usually on the arm or head. They are primarily wearable, digitally networked devices such as smartwatches, smart glasses, smart rings, fitness bracelets and special clothing with extra functions. By providing information, evaluations and instructions, wearables can support employees in performing...
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    03.02.2023
    United Kingdom

    Gov­ern­ment pro­poses le­gis­la­tion to man­date min­im­um ser­vice levels dur­ing strike ac­tion

    The industrial landscape has become increasingly complex. The second half of 2022 saw strikes across many sectors including rail, mail, and nursing. Now, teachers are the latest group to strike. In response, the Government has introduced the Strikes (Minimum Service Levels) Bill, which seeks to reduce the impact of strike action by guaranteeing a minimum level of service across various sectors during periods of strike action.Under the new plans, the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy would have the power to set minimum service levels across the following sectors:TransportHealthcareEducationFireBorder...
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    03.02.2023
    International

    On your radar | Is­sue 20 | Key em­ploy­ment is­sues to be aware of in­ter­na­tion­ally

    Welcome to the first edition of On your radar for 2023, which highlights expected employment law developments over the year ahead.Changes range from big picture concepts around future ways of working, to the finer details of leave entitlements and statutory protections. Both Belgium and Portugal discuss moves towards a 4-day working week, showing a consistent trend, while demonstrating different domestic approaches to achieving that – interesting to see whether other countries will follow either.Another theme we continue to see coming through is ESG, and there are interesting...
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    19.01.2023
    United Kingdom

    Gov­ern­ing for good

    Environmental, social and governance (“ESG”) considerations are increasingly important for business success. A sharpened focus is being placed on ESG matters by stakeholders, including potential corporate buyers, investors and partners, as they themselves continue to face greater pressures to uphold a higher standard across the industries and geographic regions in which they operate. For companies in the life sciences and healthcare (“LSHC”) sector, there is an inherent focus on social factors, and environmental issues (especially climate change) are now firmly in the mainstream....
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    16.01.2023
    CEE

    Use of out­sourced IT per­son­nel in Cent­ral and East­ern Europe

    While Europe is the region most impacted by the ongoing war in Ukraine, IT service markets in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) are expected to continue to grow by nearly 6% and 7% in 2022 and 2023 respectively. Many international technology companies have already opened their R&D centres in the CEE region. Software investments will drive most technology spending in Europe in 2022, and software will be the fastest-growing technology group. Eastern Europe, and Ukraine in particular, have highly skilled and experienced IT talent with deployable skills for broad range of outsourcing projects. The...
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    11.01.2023
    Romania

    Ro­mania en­acts new whis­tleblow­ing law

    On 22 December 2022, Law No. 361/2022 on the protection of whistleblowers in the public interest entered into force in Romania. This act transposes Directive (EU) 2019/1937 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2019 on the protection of persons who report breaches of EU law. The new whistleblowing law, first whistleblowing framework law in Romania applicable to both private and public sector, was adopted following an intensively scrutinised enactment process with the draft law subject to numerous amendments, comments and significant debates. The law establishes protection...
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