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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
    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 ...

  3. 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.

  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
    29 July 2019
    International Assignments - Expanding Horizons and Avoiding Roadblocks
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/international-assignments-expanding-horizons-and-avoiding-roadblocks

    To minimise the risks and uncertainties which inevitably arise with international assignments, employers should consider the following points before implementing a proposed assignment.

  6. Legal news
    08 November 2019
    Never again another Bill and Melinda Gates?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/never-again-another-bill-and-melinda-gates

    The McDonald's CEO case raises a fundamental question between company policies and our right to love whom we choose. A company code that strictly forbids consensual relationships in the workplace seems to undermine a ...

  7. 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.

  8. Legal news
    17 January 2019
    The potential impact of Brexit on European Works Councils
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/the-potential-impact-of-brexit-on-european-works-councils

    Pieter De Koster shines a spotlight on the question of Brexit's impact on European Works Councils ('EWCs'). Despite turbulent debate over the risks and disruptions emerging from Brexit, EWCs appear to have received ...

  9. 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 ...