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Banning Visible Political, Philosophical or Religious Signs in the European Workplace – Does Your Policy Need Updating?

The highest court of the European Union recently issued two judgments allowing employers to ban the visible wearing of political, philosophical or religious signs at the workplace (Judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union in case C-157/15 and in case C-188/15). If you have a policy in place for your EU-based employees … Continue Reading

One Employee in Europe Could Trigger New EU Data Protection Obligations

An Update on the New EU General Data Protection Regulation On 16 April 2016, the EU adopted the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), which largely rewrites and harmonizes the European legal framework of data protection. The new regulation will become applicable in May 2018, but given the scope and complexity of the GDPR it is … Continue Reading

Does Your Social Media Policy Apply Globally?

The surprising EU perspective Drafting a global social media policy is a balancing act. Employers need to protect their legitimate business interests, but must do so with respect for the employees’ rights to freedom of expression. Striking the right balance depends on the legislation in force in the different countries where your company is active. … Continue Reading
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