Many legal disputes have arisen over whether specific termination payments made to an employee are attributable to salaries tax.
On 1 March 2013, new regulations on the compensation due to employee on account of business travel entered into force, replacing two separate regulations which had applied so far to domestic and abroad business trips, respectively.
Outstanding vacation entitlements accrued during part-time employment may be a financial burden to employers when employees switch to full-time employment.
A new royal decree providing for a salary freeze in 2013 and 2014 was recently published in the "Belgian State Gazette".
The Finnish Parliament accepted on 3 April 2013 debated changes to the Annual Holidays Act.
The Finance Act also now classifies the proceeds of stock options and share sales as salary income that is subject to the income tax regime.
An individual can claim the standard old-age pension when reaching the minimum pension age provided that he or she has completed the five-year general qualifying period.
The Federal Labour Court has answered the question of whether the temporary workers employed at a company also should be taken into consideration for the application of the German Unfair Dismissals Act.
Besides the previously presented decisions of the Federal Labour Court, temporary employment has also occupied the courts of lower instance.
In the current discussion about the abusive use of contracts for works and services, the Federal Labour Court of Berlin-Brandenburg reached on 12 December 2012 a significant decision.
The Federal Labour Court has confirmed that an employee can demand the reduction of his/her working hours twice during parental leave.
The Federal Labour Court has recently affirmed the permissibility of age limits in shop agreements, pursuant to which the employment relationship ends with the expiry of the calendar month in which the employer reaches the statutory retirement age.
A discussion on the intention of planning a reform of the German Part-Time and Fixed-Term Employment Act [Teilzeit- und Befristungsgesetzes, TzBfG].
The Court of Appeal in England has upheld a High Court award of more than €50 million in bonuses to a group of 104 bankers.
The Supreme Court has recently held that the Registered Employment Agreement system for determining pay rates and working conditions is unconstitutional.
The CJEU issued judgment on 25 April 2013 in respect of the questions put to it by the Irish High Court in July 2011 in relation to the claims of ten former employees of Waterford Crystal that the State had failed to properly implement Directive 2008/94 (the "Insolvency Directive") to protect their pension benefits on the insolvency of Waterford Crystal.
In a long awaited landmark judgment, The European Court of Justice has today found in favour of ten former Waterford Crystal workers.
The Irish Government has set out its strategy to make Ireland "the best small country in which to do business and as a consequence, retain and create sustainable jobs".
In February 2013, the Irish Government announced proposals to increase the number of employment permits issued in order to attract more applications from highly skilled employees specifically in respect of the ICT sector.
The General Scheme of the Protected Disclosures in the Public Interest Bill 2012 (the "Scheme") more commonly known as the Whistleblowers' Bill, was published on 28 February 2012.