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Newsletter April, 2021

Hungary reform on Labour Inspection

April, 2021
  • 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 March, 2021

Australian new Bill introduces a definition of casual worker

March, 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.
Newsletter February, 2021

The consequences of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement on jobs and investments

February, 2021
  • 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

Costa Rican Employers’ Association presents proposals for the economic recovery

February, 2021
  • 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

Brexit and its repercussions on the free movement of persons

February, 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. 
Newsletter January, 2021

Austria reform on employment law

January, 2021
  • 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

Brexit and its repercussions on employment law

January, 2021
  • 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

Mapping on new forms of work in the countries of the European Union and Norway

January, 2021
  • 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”.

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