Ansprechpartner des Europäischen Betriebsrats nach Umstrukturierung

Hinsichtlich der Beteiligung und Information des Europäischen Betriebsrats ist vieles noch im Unklaren. So sehen die EBR-Richtlinie und das EBRG die zentrale Leitung als Ansprechpartner des Europäischen Betriebsrats vor. Falls die zentrale Leitung nicht im Geltungsbereich der EBR-Richtlinie angesiedelt ist, hat sie einen Vertreter im Geltungsbereich zu benennen, der an ihrer Stelle als Ansprechpartner des Europäischen Betriebsrats fungiert. Bislang ungeklärt war hingegen, ob eine neue…

UK: Employment Law Review 2017

The UK’s political landscape continues to be dominated by the shock 2016 referendum vote to leave the European Union. Following a surprise General Election in June 2017, prime minister Theresa May unexpectedly lost her parliamentary majority amid deep divisions about how the UK should approach Brexit. Against that backdrop, the Brexit negotiations between the UK and EU began in 2017 and will continue into 2018….

Europe: International data transfers - are model clauses now under threat?

Max Schrems, an Austrian law student successfully brought a case to the European Court of Justice in 2015 that resulted in the “safe harbour” – an agreement that allowed the transfer of EU citizens’ data to the US – being declared invalid. Since then, transfers outside the EU have largely been conducted based on previously approved ‘model clauses’. But Mr Schrems has now brought a…

Taylor-made solutions for UK employment law?

A major, independent review of UK employment law, commissioned by the prime minister in October 2016, has published its long awaited report – the “Review of Modern Working Practices”, chaired by Matthew Taylor. Media coverage has focused on its implications for the “gig economy”, but the recommendations – if carried forward into legislation – will have profound implications for all employers in the UK. This…

UK employment and pensions law review 2017

The political scene in the UK has inevitably been dominated in recent months by the vote narrowly in favour of “Brexit” in the referendum on EU membership last June and its associated political fallout. This led, among other things, to David Cameron’s resignation as prime minister and leader of the Conservative party and his replacement by Theresa May. One consequence of all this furore is…