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  1. Legal news
    02 May 2018
    Vaccination requirements to the health care sector in Finland
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/finland/vaccination-requirements-to-the-health-care-sector-in-finland

    A new Infectious Diseases Act (the "Act") came into force on 1 March 2017 in Finland. As a new obligation, Section 48 of the Act stipulates that specific employees and interns in the health care sector must have ...

  2. Legal news
    02 April 2020
    A cure for COVID-19? – Don’t make the claim unless it is true.
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/china/a-cure-for-covid-19-dont-make-the-claim-unless-it-is-true

    Preferred summary The worldwide COVID-19 pandemic has led to a scramble for pharmaceutical and medical devices which can prevent or treat COVID-19 infections. Currently there is no vaccine or treatment for COVID-19 ...

  3. Legal news
    03 April 2020
    EU guidelines on the exercise of the free movement of workers during COVID-19 crisis
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/eu-guidelines-on-the-exercise-of-the-free-movement-of-workers-during-covid-19-crisis

    The European Commission just published guidelines on the restrictions of the free movement principles in the context of the current COVID-19 crisis. Based on overriding public security and public health grounds, many ...

  4. Legal news
    17 March 2020
    COVID-19 Spain: "State of alarm" and temporary reduction of workforce
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/spain/covid-19-spain-state-of-alarm-and-temporary-reduction-of-workforce

    On 14 March 2020, the Spanish Government formally declared the "state of alarm", which implies amongst other measures the limitation of citizens' circulation rights and general closure of retail commerce.

  5. 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 ...

  6. Legal news
    13 July 2020
    Hong Kong Maternity Leave Update - July 2020
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/hong-kong/hong-kong-maternity-leave-update---july-2020

    On 9 July 2020, the Employment (Amendment) Bill 2019 (the "Bill") was passed by the Hong Kong Legislative Council.

  7. Legal news
    06 August 2020
    Private use of corporate email accounts in Hungary
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/hungary/private-use-of-corporate-email-accounts-in-hungary

    In the last six months, the Hungarian Data Protection Authority (“NAIH”) has imposed a total of approx. EUR 5,000 in data protection fines for the private use of corporate email accounts, in three cases.

  8. Legal news
    12 November 2020
    An overview and analysis of the new whistleblower directive
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/an-overview-and-analysis-of-the-new-whistleblower-directive

    On 7 October 2019, the EU Council of Ministers adopted a new whistleblower protection directive which obliges the member states to implement whistleblower rules which cover companies and public authorities and oblige ...

  9. Legal news
    11 October 2018
    EU migration post-Brexit: recommendations of the Migration Advisory Committee
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/uk/eu-migration-post-brexit-recommendations-of-the-migration-advisory-committee

    In September 2018, employers and EU citizens welcomed the final report from the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC), which sketched the outline of a future migration landscape for EU workers.

  10. Legal news
    04 August 2020
    Hong Kong: Wrong Place at the Wrong Time – Managing Hong Kong Employee Mobility Issues During COVID-19
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/china/wrong-place-at-the-wrong-time

    The world, many organisations are wondering how to navigate the legal landscape and the practicalities resulting from employees or new hires being stranded in geographical locations outside their normal or anticipated ...