Category: Laws and Regulations

GDPR and TimeTac: How we protect your data

The European Union has taken a large step towards improving the security and protection of EU residents’ personal data in the form of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Effective from 25th May 2018, it will place strict requirements on companies and employers as to how data of individuals are handled.

Ryanair: Absence Management Issues Result In Cancelling 2100 Flights

Another proof that Leave Management is of great importance: 2100 flights have been cancelled! The Irish airline RYANAIR cancels thousands of flights due to personnel and air traffic control issues, after admitting that they “messed up” at planning pilot holidays.

Hire and Fire – Unemployment and the Laws of Labour

Are the laws of labour the reason for the high unemployment rate in France? Elections in France 2017: Emmanuel Macron pledged to try everything in order to make it easier for employers to hire and fire. What does that mean for future employees?

Taking Time Off – Are we expected to be available at any time?

Taking your time off and being able to fully relax and revive is important for your work-life balance - but are we able to completely disconnect from work while on vacation? Is it okay not to be available during our well-deserved vacation time and what is expected from us when we leave work?

The New Family Leave Act (FMLA): What employers need to prepare for New York’s Paid Family Leave Program

New York’s Paid Family Leave Benefit Law (PFLBL): The new law for Paid Family Leave, starting January 1, 2018, will provide eligible employees up to 12 weeks of paid leave during a 52-week period. Employers should prepare for the new law yet to go into effect. Understand the various legal aspects of the law in order to avoid complaints and penalties.

Zero-hour contracts – more flexibility or just an insecure working practice?

On Monday, October 1st, Theresa May announced an independent review of modern employment and hired the former head of Tony Blair´s policy unit, Matthew Taylor, to head a review of workers’ rights and practices, which will try to address concerns that millions are stuck in insecure and stressful work. Taylor will examine the particular problem […]