Recent developments in EU employment law and its direct impact on HR

Over the past couple of years, the European Commission and Parliament have been playing an ever more active role in regulating matters of employment law. These legislative initiatives directly affect the way businesses can run their operations in Europe and pertain to a wide array of issues, such as compliance, individual employment contracts and incremental workers’ rights, and even in relation to wages. Moreover, as is shown by its recent case law, the European Court of Justice maintains its leading role in protecting and enhancing workers’ rights.

In association with Lexology, join our International HR experts at Bird & Bird as they discuss recent legislative and case-law developments of EU employment law and how they directly affect the corporate HR practice. With particular focus on:

(a) the Whistleblowing Directive, its implementation throughout the EU and its impact notably on ethical policies in the workplace and the conduit of corporate investigations,

(b) the Directive on Transparent and Predictable Working Conditions, its implementation status throughout the EU and its direct impact on individual employment contracts,

(c) the proposal for a Directive on minimum wages, its political significance and the growing impact of fundamental social rights on corporate HR, and

(d) recent ECJ case-law as it directly affects the conduct of business in Europe, notably on working time, transfer of undertakings and discrimination in the workplace.

The above topics will be discussed from a practical business perspective addressing key issues raised by the corporate community. There will be time for discussion and Q&A at the end of the session.

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