It’s in your DNA: how Hanneke Later-Nijland became that rare breed of professional – a legal advisor with a unique specialism

Hanneke is our latest IR Global Member Spotlight. There are very few lawyers who can – genuinely – claim to offer unique expertise to clients, but Hanneke Later-Nijland is one of them. The founder of Genome Lawyers is trained in law and pharmacy, which means her unique expertise can be crucial in deals involving biotech […]

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No right to copy of all emails

Employees cannot require their employer to provide a copy of all their email communications from and about them. facts Since the GDPR came into force, employees have increasingly tried to get employers to reach a settlement or an increased severance payment by asserting claims for information in accordance with Art. 15 GDPR. An employee who […]

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The employee must provide evidence of overtime

The BAG also confirms its previous line with regard to the ECJ background Working time law is European law and is regulated in Directive 2003/88/EC. In its decision of May 14, 2019 (Az C-55/18), the ECJ ruled that the employer is obliged to record all working hours. The member states are obliged to enact corresponding regulations (see […]

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On-call duty or on-call duty?

The BAG both strengthens and weakens employers in this endless debate facts and question The question of whether a particular service is on-call duty or on-call duty arises in almost every hospital. Most collective agreements define on-call time as the duty of employees to be present at a place designated by the employer in order […]

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No right to a copy of all emails

Employees cannot require their employer to provide a copy of all of their email communications from and about them. facts Since the GDPR came into force, employees have increasingly tried to get employers to make a settlement or an increased severance payment by asserting claims to information in accordance with Art. 15 GDPR in the […]

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What will be the biggest challenge clients face? What have advisors done in different jurisdictions to protect clients?

Although there is a rapidly growing number of CBD stores in Austria, it’s worth noting a few different uses and the respective restrictions of cannabis products. FoodCannabinoid-containing extracts marketed as such or in foodstuffs – predominantly marketed as food supplements (e.g., CBD oil), are generally considered to be novel foods. Novel foods are defined as […]

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