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Europe Legal Update Q2 2019

  • In this report, we round up the legal developments affecting the workforce solutions ecosystem across Europe in Q2 2019:
  • European Union: ECJ rules employers must keep records of working time; New European Labour Authority and a directive providing protection to short-term and casual workers         
  • Belgium: Premium paid by a third party constitutes remuneration for social security
  • France: Tax exemption for overtime pay; Employers must comply with stronger sexual harassment laws
  • Finland: New Working Hours Act effective 1 January 2020
  • Ireland: Increase in parental leave
  • Netherlands: Minimum earnings threshold and declaration for self-employed from 2021; Changes to duration of fixed-term contracts, on-call and payroll employment
  • Slovakia: Major changes to whistleblowing regime
  • Spain: Gender pay equality measures introduced      
  • United Kingdom: Written statements of employment for workers and removal of Swedish Derogation from 6 April 2020; Holiday pay must include regular voluntary overtime pay; Hirer liable to compensate workers for breach of agency worker regulations; Restrictive covenants can be severed to be enforceable; New executive pay transparency measures come into force           

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