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Bad back? You’re fired

Bad back? You’re fired

Employers rely upon employees to get the job done. Usually, the “job” requires the employee’s physical presence at work. But injuries and medical conditions throw a wrench in the works. Most employers are at least generally aware of the implications of various federal and state laws governing treatment of employees ... Read More »

Computer Programmers and the H-1B Visa

Computer Programmers and the H-1B Visa

The H-1B visa is designed to be for professional, “specialty” occupations. Specialty occupations require the “theoretical and practical application of a body of highly specialized knowledge,” and require the attainment of a bachelor’s or higher degree in the specific specialty (or its equivalent) as a minimum for entry into the ... Read More »

Workplace 4.0

Workplace 4.0

Whether at home or on the road: new forms of work have emerged through the mobile technology of smartphones, tablets etc. More flexibility can help to reconcile family and work life, save a long journey to work and promote self-determination. This complies especially with the life planning of young high ... Read More »

Legal professional privilege: does it exist when there are criminal investigations?

Legal professional privilege: does it exist when there are criminal investigations?

There are two types of legal professional privilege (“LPP”): Legal advice privilege – which arises in relation to the giving or receiving of legal advice that is confidential; and Litigation privilege – which arises when confidential communications between legal advisers, clients and their third parties arise, provided that they are ... Read More »

Wearables and Wellness: Considerations for Connected Employers

Wearables and Wellness: Considerations for Connected Employers

Wearable devices such as smart watches and fitness trackers have become increasingly popular as the technology matures and the devices become more affordable. Many forward-thinking employers, with an eye towards controlling health costs, have implemented or are considering implementing wellness programs that use wearable devices to track employee fitness and ... Read More »

No transition payment for those who are AOW-entitled; possible age discrimination?

No transition payment for those who are AOW-entitled; possible age discrimination?

On termination of an employment relationship having lasted longer than 24 months, the employee is in principle entitled to a transition payment. If the employee has reached state pension age (AOW-entitled), he or she is in principle not entitled to the transition payment on termination. The question is whether this ... Read More »

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