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  1. Legal news
    16 April 2019
    Is Silence Always Golden?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/singapore/is-silence-always-golden

    We examine some of the illustrations proffered in the guidelines and highlight the challenges for HR in actual termination scenarios.

  2. Legal news
    25 June 2019
    Federal Government draft bill planned for an Immigration of Skilled Workers Act, to promote the immigration of skilled workers from third countries
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/germany/federal-government-draft-bill-planned-for-an-immigration-of-skilled-workers-act

    At present, the unemployment rate in Germany is at its lowest rate in decades. However, this positive development also poses a challenge of how to recruit a suitable number of skilled workers for the German labour ...

  3. Legal news
    25 June 2019
    New Law for the Protection of Trade Secrets in Germany
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/germany/new-law-for-the-protection-of-trade-secrets-in-germany

    The German Law for the Protection of Trade Secrets (Gesetz zum Schutz von Geschäftsgeheimnissen, "GeschGehG") came into force on 26 April 2019, following considerable delay. This article details action points from an ...

  4. Legal news
    29 January 2019
    Works councils’ co-determination rights with respect to a company’s Twitter account
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/germany/works-councils-co-determination-rights-with-respect-to-a-companys-twitter-account

    Sec. 87 I No. 6 grants works councils a right for co-determination with respect to the implementation and use of any technical devices that allow for monitoring of employees.

  5. Legal news
    02 October 2019
    Agreement regarding extended notice period unenforcable
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/denmark/funktionaer-havde-ikke-krav-paa-yderligere-2-maaneders-loen-i-opsigelsesperioden

    Although the salaried employee's notice of termination was extended by two months, The High Court of Western Denmark in its judgment of 28 June 2019 ruled that a salaried employee could not claim additional 2 months' ...

  6. Legal news
    05 December 2019
    The High Court of Western Denmark: The employer was liable for the employee's tax expense for an otherwise tax-free travel allowance
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/denmark/vestre-landsret-arbejdsgiver-maatte-haefte-for-loenmodtagerens

    An employee received a tax claim for an otherwise tax-free travel allowance due to the reason that the employer, according to SKAT, had failed to fulfill its control obligations.

  7. Legal news
    11 November 2019
    New Supreme Court judgement regarding the possibility of salary deductions for missing sick pay reimbursement
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/denmark/ny-hoejesteretsdom-vedroerende-modregningsadgang-for-manglende-sygedagpengerefusion

    According to the Danish Supreme Court, the employer could not in this specific case deduct the missing sick pay reimbursement from the employee's salary, because the employees' actions were not actionable (enough).

  8. Legal news
    22 February 2019
    New bill on continuation of certain rights for British citizens in relation to Brexit introduced in Denmark
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/denmark/nyt-lovforslag-om-viderefoerelse-af-visse-rettigheder-for-britiske-statsborgere

    On 20 February 2019, a new bill was filed proposing a scheme whereby certain existing rights are continued regardless of whether or not a UK-EU withdrawal agreement is concluded.