The Polish Parliament has approved amendments to the Labor Code, which will change the way fixed term contracts are used. Following enactment of the changes later this year, fixed term contracts will be limited to 33 months (subject to some exceptions) and probationary periods will be capped at three months.
The Swedish Labor Court has once again shown how narrowly courts will assess an employer's right to apply restrictive covenants post-termination.
Employees in receipt of a company car or car allowance are generally compensated for business journeys using ‘fuel only’ rates, which are regularly updated by the UK tax authorities. The latest rates were issued on June 1, 2015.
A number of EU member states have been grappling with the question of whether time spent traveling to and from work should be considered working time when the employee has no fixed place of work.
Given that technology has broken many of the barriers that require an employee to work ‘on site,' it is not surprising that employees are challenging why they must work in an employer's office to fulfill their duties.