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EU referendum (should we stay or should we go?) – Employment implications

EU referendum (should we stay or should we go?) – Employment implications

On Thursday, 23rd June 2016, the public will determine whether the United Kingdom remains in the European Union. A lot has been written and said by the ‘Brexit’ and ‘Bremain’ camps about the impact of that decision, most recently by the US President. However, casting political allegiances aside, what could ... Read More »

Negotiated contract clause and General Terms and Conditions of Business

Negotiated contract clause and General Terms and Conditions of Business

National legal systems routinely contain special provisions to be used for evaluating General Terms and Conditions of Business (GTC), and German law is no exception. Clauses that qualify as general terms and conditions of business are automatically subject to this rigorous scrutiny. If they do not withstand scrutiny, they are ... Read More »

IP rights of clients are not safeguarded in Tax Authorities’ ZZP-model agreement

IP rights of clients are not safeguarded in Tax Authorities’ ZZP-model agreement

The Employment Relationships (Deregulation) Act (DBA) comes into force on 1 May 2016. This legislative change means that the Declaration of Independent Contractor Status (VAR-declaration) is abolished. Our employment law colleagues have previously written about the employment law aspects of this but there is also important news in the field ... Read More »

The termination agreement – Key aspects under German labour law

The termination agreement – Key aspects under German labour law

There are many reasons why, in individual cases, the parties to an employment contract wish to part company or one party unilaterally terminates the employment relationship. One possible reason is the avoidance of dismissal proceedings, which entail risks for both parties. Alternatively, the parties may wish to quickly and smoothly ... Read More »

How Employers Can Prepare For the DOL’s New Overtime Rules and Protect Against the Skyrocketing Number of Wage and Hour Claims

How Employers Can Prepare For the DOL’s New Overtime Rules and Protect Against the Skyrocketing Number of Wage and Hour Claims

Wage and hour claims are both skyrocketing in number and quickly becoming the largest source of employment-related liability. In 2015, employees filed three times as many wage and hour actions as they had just a few years earlier. These claims have cost employers significantly, with the average wage and hour ... Read More »

FAA Changes to Section 333 Exemption Conditions Create New Opportunities for Utilities and Energy Companies

FAA Changes to Section 333 Exemption Conditions Create New Opportunities for Utilities and Energy Companies

While the FAA has not announced a formal policy change with regard to the commercial operation of small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS), a review of recently approved Section 333 Exemptions indicates changes to the conditions and limitations included in most of the nearly 4,000 exemptions granted so far.  These changes ... Read More »

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