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  1. Legal news
    04 December 2019
    Illness and incapacity in the workplace
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/belgium/illness-and-incapacity-in-the-workplace

    More than half of Belgium's working population has experienced a workplace absence of one month or longer.

  2. Legal news
    05 June 2020
    Sweden: did Stockholm hospital "Södersjukhuset" discriminate against a transgender person?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/sweden/sweden-did-stockholm-hospital-sodersjukhuset-discriminate-against-a-transgender-person

    This new law suit concerns the changing facilities for a transgender person, and whether the hospital acted correctly when asking her to change in a toilet instead of the female changing room.

  3. Legal news
    18 August 2020
    Försäkringskassan (“Swedish Insurance Agency”) dismissed employee due to actions of employee’s younger brother
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/sweden/forsakringskassan-swedish-insurance-agency-dismissed-employee-due-to-actions

    The employee who was terminated had previously worked five years at Arbetsförmedlingen (“Swedish Employment Agency”), and was offered employment at Försäkringskassan after interviews, tests and in competition with 200 ...

  4. Legal news
    03 July 2018
    Germany - Employees do not have to provide their private mobile phone number to their employer
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/germany/employees-do-not-have-to-provide-their-private-mobile-phone-number-to-their-employer

    Constant reachability in has become somewhat of an expectation in today's working world. Many employers expect to be able to get hold of their staff at any time, whether they are working or not.

  5. 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.

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...