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International Employment Law Newsletter - January 2014

Published On: 23 January 2014

Happy New Year and welcome to the first edition of our International Employment Law Newsletter for 2014.

This month Dina Maxwell of McCague Borlack (our Canadian associate firm) examines whether employees have a right to privacy when using a work-issued laptop for personal use. Carmen Torres from our Madrid office highlights the new legislative changes that aim to encourage recruitment and improve employability for workers in Spain. Jens Schack of Gorrissen Federspiel discusses a Danish Supreme Court case, which ruled that ADHD can constitute a disability triggering the same compensation as pregnancy discrimination. Barry Reynolds from our Dublin office explores jurisdictional issues where the contract does not contain an express governing law clause. Finally, John Stamper of Al Tamimi & Co provides a brief overview of the immigration process in the United Arab Emirates.

 

Canada

The Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC”) recently considered the extent to which employees have a reasonable expectation of privacy, over personal files kept on employer-issued laptops.

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Spain

New laws introduced to tackle high unemployment

In Spain, the end of 2013 saw the introduction of several new laws aimed at encouraging employers to recruit. Royal Decree-Law 16/2013 came into force just before Christmas, and has modified a number of Spanish employment laws. Here we give you a round up of the most important changes.

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Danish Supreme Court ruling

ADHD may, in certain cases, be classified as a disability triggering the same compensation as pregnancy discrimination

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Which country’s laws govern the employment of a worker where services are provided across jurisdictions, or when employees relocate?

This article considers a recent Irish case on the issue.

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Business in the United Arab Emirates

A Brief Outline of the Immigration Process

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