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  1. 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 ...

  2. Legal news
    28 August 2019
    Employment and privacy: can employees be made to divulge personal information?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/employment-and-privacy-can-employees-be-made-to-divulge-personal-information

    In the digital world, data is an asset. It can be one of the most important assets an organisation has because it defines each organisation's uniqueness. This can of course include employee data. There are, however, ...

  3. Legal news
    19 May 2021
    Deliveroo worker found to be an employee by Fair Work – What does this mean for the gig-economy?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/australia/deliveroo-worker-found-to-be-an-employee-by-fair-work-what-does-this-mean-for-the-gig-economy

    If the decision handed down on 18 May 2021 by the Australian Fair Work Commission (FWC) is upheld on appeal, the decision is a landmark case that has the potential to completely change the current operational model of ...

  4. Legal news
    23 May 2018
    At a Glance: Uberization of the workforce
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/global/at-a-glance-uberization-of-the-workforce

    Our international Employment Group takes a look at the uberization of the workforce across our jurisdictions

  5. Legal news
    23 December 2020
    Tech & Comms - 2021 Challenges, Opportunities and Predictions
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/tech-and-comms-2021-challenges-opportunities-and-predictions

    2020 has been one of the most challenging years in living memory, as governments, businesses and individuals have had to adapt to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The enforced global lockdowns have put a spotlight ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Legal news
    18 March 2020
    IR35 deferred for one year
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/ir35-deferred-for-one-year

    The implementation of the new off payroll working rules (or "IR35") has been deferred until 6 April 2021 as part of the government's Covid-19 strategy. This announcement came as a shock, especially after the government ...

  8. Legal news
    04 November 2020
    Have you updated your company’s policy on sexual harassment?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/denmark/me-too

    In the wake of the current (and second) #metoo wave which has also hit Danish companies, this is a good opportunity for companies to update their company and/or employee handbook on sexual harassment to ensure that ...

  9. Legal news
    24 June 2021
    Changes to work immigration rules – Dependant’s Pass holders will require Work Pass in order to work in Singapore
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/singapore/changes-to-work-immigration-rules-dependants-pass-holders-will-require-work-pass-in-order-to-work

    With effect from 1 May 2021, any foreigner in Singapore on a dependant's pass (“DP Holder”) will need to have their own work pass in order to be employed in Singapore; the current Letter of Consent (“LOC”) method will ...