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  1. Legal news
    02 September 2019
    New EU directive ensures earmarked parental leave to men
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/denmark/nyt-direktiv-sikrer-oeremaerket-barsel-til-maend

    The European Parliament and the European Council have approved the final wording for a new directive that i.a. ensures earmarked parental leave for men.

  2. Legal news
    24 September 2019
    New ruling on the scope of the Danish Act on Transfers of Undertakings and the criterion "a substantial part of the workforce
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/denmark/ny-afgoerelse-vedr-virksomhedsoverdragelseslovens-anvendelsesomraade

    In a new ruling of 4 September 2019, the Danish Labour Court held that it could not be considered as a transfer of an undertaking in the concrete situation as the transfer did not comprise a "substantial part" of the ...

  3. Legal news
    08 July 2019
    Update: The New Danish Holiday Act
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/denmark/update-the-new-danish-holiday-act

    The aim of this article is to give a general introduction to the changes and obligations which the implementation of the new Danish Holiday Act will produce.

  4. Legal news
    22 August 2019
    Summary dismissal of an employee, who threw a computer mouse and made an audio recording from a meeting with his employer without the employer's knowledge, was unjustified
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/denmark/bortvisning-af-medarbejder-som-kastede-med-computermus-var-uberettiget

    According to the Supreme Court, the summary dismissal was unjustified because the throwing of the computer mouse could not be considered as a sufficient serious breach of the employment to substantiate a summary ...

  5. Legal news
    02 September 2019
    New EU judgement: Employees who show support to discriminated job applicants is also protected against discrimination pursuant to the rules on victimising
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/denmark/ny-eu-dom-medarbejdere-som-udviser-stoette-til-forskelsbehandlede-jobansoegere-er-ogsaa-beskyttet

    The European Court of Justice has stated that employees who have knowledge about colleagues or job applicants being discriminated and in this connection support these colleagues or job applicants are protected against ...

  6. Legal news
    14 October 2019
    The EU Parliament has adopted the Whistleblowing Directive proposal and is awaiting a final decision from the EU Council of Ministers
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/denmark/forslag-til-whistleblowerdirektiv-vedtaget-af-eu-parlamentet

    In April 2019, the European Parliament adopted a new Whistleblower Directive. The Directive will – when finally approved - require employers to implement whistleblower schemes.

  7. Legal news
    28 October 2019
    Employee or self-employed? The High Court of Western Denmark has ruled on this distinction
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/denmark/loenmodtager-eller-selvstaendig-erhvervsdrivende

    An employee could not be considered as an employee within the meaning of the Danish Salaried Employees Act and was therefore not entitled to salary during the notice period, compensation for having no employment ...

  8. Legal news
    03 December 2019
    The EU Council of Ministers has adopted the directive on whistle-blower protection
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/denmark/eus-ministerraad-vedtager-whistleblowerdirektivet

    On 7 October 2019, the EU Council of Ministers adopted the new whistle-blower protection directive which requires companies and administrations alike to introduce whistle-blower protection schemes that include every ...

  9. Legal news
    21 March 2019
    France & Employment Law: News Alert - March 2019
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/france/france-and-employment-law-news-alert-march-2019

    France has increased training obligations for companies, including the obligation to hold an individual professional meeting with each employee to discuss their career evolution every two years, with sanctions for ...

  10. Legal news
    04 July 2019
    Supreme Court takes pro-employer stance on severing restrictive covenants
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/uk/supreme-court-takes-pro-employer-stance-on-severing-restrictive-covenants

    The Supreme Court has handed down a landmark judgment on the interpretation of post-termination restrictive covenants; the first judgment on this issue by the highest UK court for a century.