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- It introduced Flexibility in the sanctioning of infringements, among others;
- The reform lacked proper consultation with the social partners, especially on the content of the regulatory Decrees.
Newsletter February, 2021
- The Australian Parliament adopted a Bill that defines a casual worker as someone offered work without commitment of continuing and indefinite work.
- The Bill sheds light on the possibility to convert the casual work contract into a long-term full or part-time employment relationship.
- The Law also clarifies employers’ economic responsibility in case a casual worker is later on recognised as an employee.
- The largest free-trade area in the world was launched on January 2021 after only 5 years from the beginning of negotiations
- The agreement is expected to favour investments, decrease poverty and increase jobs
- The Costa Rican Union of Chambers and Associations of the Private Business Sector (UCCAEP) promotes the economic recovery
- UCCAEP advocates for the approval of the loan from the IMF, to be accompanied by measures that allow for economic recovery, support for the private sector, job creation and a reduction of informality levels
Newsletter January, 2021
- The free movement of persons between countries of the European Union and the UK ended on 31 December 2020. Complex rules and visa permit requirements apply.
- The automatic mutual recognition of professional qualifications is no longer a reality.
- In Austria, a new collective agreement will enter into force at the end of 2021 for all employees of companies in the trade sector
- The agreement will reform the salary schedule and aims at uniformising and reducing the salary levels, and “to create a modern scheme of employment groups, obtain more legal certainty in job grading”
- The European Union and the UK were able to conclude a trade and cooperation agreement to regulate their future relationship
- This agreement will have important repercussions on employment law. It has also consequences on the social security regimes and bilateral agreements
- Eurofound research highlighted and measured 9 new forms of work
- It proposed policymakers to focus on “balancing flexibility with the retention of employment standards and workers’ protection”.