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Labour law: Changes to German labour law in 2019

In 2019, there will be a number of changes to several areas of German labour law. In addition to changes to the right of termination, to bargaining unit law and to the law on fixed-term contracts, as well as changes to the rules governing temporary part-time work and the Training Opportunities Act, an increase in the minimum wage and the introduction of a new corporate immigration law are expected. Some of these changes are coming into force following lengthy debate and negotiations and are now being recognised through their embodiment in law. The most relevant changes for 2019 are listed and [...]

First Ever Cybersecurity Act in Bulgaria

From being seen as only a potential treat of the future but just a few years ago, cybercrime has now become a reality affecting the entire EU internal market. In response, cybersecurity has become an essential element of the EU Digital Single Market Strategy (‘Strategy’) leading to, among others, the adoption of Directive (EU) 2016/1148 concerning measures for a high common level of security of network and information systems across the Union (‘NIS Directive’). Following the Strategy, on 31 October 2018, the Bulgarian Parliament adopted the first ever Cybersecurity Act (‘Act’) transposing the NIS Directive. The main objective of the NIS [...]

Labour law: parttime work in Germany

German Bundestag adopts act on the introduction of “bridge part-time” work Bundestag Document 19/3452; Draft of an Act on the Further Development of the Law of Part-Time Work – Introduction of Bridge Part-Time Work Background On 18 October 2018, the German Bundestag adopted an Act on the Further Development of the Law of Part-Time Work, and established a legal entitlement to temporary part-time employment in connection with this. The German Parliament was prompted to enact these arrangements for reasons of labour policy, equality policy, and family policy. The intention is to enable employees to decide freely whether, following a period of [...]

Sustainability: some United States and European comparisons

Politics and the popular press rely on slogans and generalizations. One popular international viewpoint is that the United States has moved away from commitments to reduce carbon emissions. This is understandable in light of certain policy statements from the Trump administration, such as pulling out of the Paris accords and rescission of the Clean Power Plan, and other environmental regulations applicable in the United States.

New amendments to FIFA RSTP regulations

Based on a cooperation agreement executed between FIFA and FIFPro (the World Players’ Union), in autumn 2017, FIFA amended its Regulations on the Status and Transfer

There are two certainties in life

In the EU a new tax directive has been effective since June 25th 2018. From now on there are stricter transparency rules for tax planning intermediaries. It is now mandatory to

We are Globaladvocaten!

Everybody knows the feeling of ‘Wow, what a small world!’. For example, I have come across an old acquaintance during a holiday abroad more than once. Society is becoming