Ukrainian employment law considerations during EURO 2016

“Some people believe football is a matter of life and death, I am very disappointed with that attitude. I can assure you it is much, much more important than that.” That’s how the comparison of football worship and (even) life looks like according to the famous British football manager Bill Shankly. Giving due credit to those keen on football, below we will try to weigh…

Italian employment law considerations during EURO 2016

“Italians lose football matches as if they were wars and lose wars as if they were football matches.” With this sentence, Winston Churchill summarised the intense emotion felt by Italians for football: like it or not, there are very few countries in which football takes on such a historic and passionate significance as in Italy. So, given this relationship between Italians and football, it is…

Neue DatenschutzgrundVO - New Data Protection Regulation [GER/ENG]

[Please scroll down for English language version] Europaparlament beschließt Datenschutzgrundverordnung Das Europaparlament hat gestern nach mehr als vier Jahren Verhandlungen auf EU-Ebene die neue Datenschutzgrundverordnung verabschiedet. “The European Commission welcomes the final adoption of the new EU data protection rules by the European Parliament, following the adoption by the Council last Friday. Today’s vote marks a significant achievement, and the culmination of over four years…

Know-How-Schutz - Neues aus Europa

Es gehört zu den grundlegenden Interessen zahlreicher Unternehmen, ihre Geschäftsgeheimnisse zu schützen. Gefahren in dieser Hinsicht drohen nicht zuletzt von den eigenen Arbeitnehmern. Um ein europaweit einheitliches Schutzniveau zu schaffen, wird das Europäische Parlament in Kürze eine Richtlinie “über den Schutz vertraulichen Know-hows und vertraulicher Geschäftsinformationen (Geschäftsgeheimnisse) vor rechtswidrigem Erwerb sowie rechtswidriger Nutzung und Offenlegung” beschließen. Ab deren Inkrafttreten werden künftig für Arbeitgeber höhere Anforderungen…

New EU data protection regime – implications for employers

After a four-year gestation period, political agreement has finally been reached on the new EU legal regime for data protection. An “agreed in principle” text of the proposed General Data Protection Regulation has been published. The text is likely to be modified for linguistic and consistency reasons, but the rights, obligations and potential penalties have been determined. The law should be formally adopted around Easter…