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Shift allowance: when is the employee entitled?

Shift allowance: when is the employee entitled?

The latest decision of the Supreme Court tackles the question of interpreting the requirements of eligibility for shift allowance. Spoiler alert: it ruled in favour of the employees. Firstly, let’s take at a look at what is shift allowance exactly. According to the...

GDPR: is it legal to check on criminal records?

GDPR: is it legal to check on criminal records?

At some companies, it is not unusual to ask for a certificate of good conduct of suitable candidates regarding certain positions. These precautions might seem reasonable and appropriate but Section 10 of the GDPR clarifies in which cases the employers may request such...

Google avoided fine from Hungarian Competition Authority

Google avoided fine from Hungarian Competition Authority

Hungarian Competition Authority (GVH) started a competition control proceeding against Google LLC (Google) which ended without stating an infringement but Google shall make several commitments. GVH investigated Google’s multiple commercial practices in connection with...

My employee just took a French leave

My employee just took a French leave

Nowadays, employers might hear horror stories about employees quitting and vanishing, leaving before the end of their notice period or not handing over their posts properly. What could an employer do in such situations? Save for the case of extraordinary termination...