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Client Update | Labour and Employment | September 2018

27 September 2018

With the summer holidays behind us, we would like to bring to your attention some recent legal updates and case law developments, which include:

  • Amendment to legislation, permitting all employees to refuse to work on the weekly rest day;
  • New rules regarding the withdrawal of severance pay from pension arrangements;
  • Updates to the model rules in the law for the prevention of sexual harassment, 1998;
  • Extension of the Birth and Parenting period for the spouse of an employee who gave birth to more than one child;
  • A continuing trend of “blurring” the distribution of responsibilities between service contractors and the actual users in relation to the employees of a contractor;    
  • An employer was criminally convicted for requiring the army profile of a candidate for employment;
  • Case law that clarifies the protected period during fertility treatments;
  • Employment law in the digital age: new and interesting case law in a variety of areas.
  • Case law that determines an employee’s right to choose a pension product without loss of earning capacity insurance.

 In addition, as a reminder, the following matters will affect the entire market:

  • October 30, 2018, the municipal election day, has been declared a sabbatical;
  • New default funds will soon be determined. 

For the full update click here.

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