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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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.

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  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
    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.

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...