Matthias Pallentin

    Another quick look at the latest news, organizing tickets for the next home game – even at the workplace a lot of private surfing occurs. In reaction to these circumstances, how can an employer enforce a ban on the private use of the internet at work with effective sanctions for possible violations? The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has now laid down the conditions pertaining to the permissible monitoring of the use of company communication devices.

    Exciting political changes and decisions are having a great influence on the current situation in Europe. What impact is this having on the labor law framework and our further economic development? What are the trends? Find out more at the Littler Global European Conference on Tuesday, 7th November 2017 in our Hamburg office.

    Susanne Eisenschmidt

    German law provides strict limits on employee surveillance, regardless of the surveillance methods used. These limits became apparent again when the German Federal Labor Court recently ruled that employees cannot be dismissed without notice for (alleged) working time fraud based on data obtained by the employer through the use of keylogger software. However, these data can still be used under certain circumstances.

    Dr. Matthias Sandmaier, LL.M. (Minnesota)

    The purpose of the Blue Card, introduced by the so-called Blue Card Directive (Directive 2009/50/EC), which was adopted in 2009, was to create a uniform European framework for Member States in the area of migration of highly skilled workers. The »Blue Card« scheme has failed to meet the expectations at the European level, and now the EU Commission wants to give it a fresh start.

    Christoph Kaul

    In economically favorable times, many employers award special bonuses, such as allowances or Christmas bonuses. But how can employers get rid of such obligations when their company’s financial situation worsens? One option is to conclude an agreement with a revocation clause.

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