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Switzerland: Swiss Sanctions Update: Sanctions Against Myanmar/Burma

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On March 31, 2021, the Swiss government amended the list of individuals in Annex 1 to the Ordinance on Measures against Myanmar/Burma. Eleven individuals responsible...

United Kingdom: equal pay – retail employees allowed to run comparison with distribution colleagues...

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The UK Supreme Court has confirmed that Asda retail employees (who are nearly all women) can continue their claim for equal pay as compared to Asda's distribution centre employees (who are nearly all men). The fact that they worked exclusively at different sites did not prevent the comparison. The decision removes one potential hurdle for claimants in equal pay litigation.

United Kingdom: UK announces further Myanmar restrictions

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On 25 March 2021, the UK Government announced further measures targeting the Myanmar regime, adding Myanmar Economic Holdings Public Company Ltd (MEHL) to the Global Human Rights...

United Kingdom: Removal from office of Christian magistrate and non-executive director for speaking in...

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In brief In two separate appeals concerning the same individual, the Court of Appeal has held that a Christian magistrate was not victimised when he...

Italy: Custom-made, adaptable and patient-matched medical devices: clarifications from the Medical Device Coordination Group

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With the document "MDCG 2021-3 Questions and Answers on Custom-Made Devices" published on 15 March 2021, the Medical Device Coordination Group (MDCG) provided clarifications on the regulation of custom-made medical devices falling within the scope of Regulation (EU) 2017/745. The purpose of this document is to outline the differences among three different categories of seemingly similar medical devices: custom-made, adaptable and so-called patient-matched devices.

Italy: Covid-19 Emergency Update: New Protocols on safety measures in the workplace and the...

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The Italian government and the National Trade Unions signed on 6 April 2021 the new Protocol on Health and Safety measures in the workplace (document in Italian here), with the aim of containing the spread of the COVID-19 virus and which updates the previous protocol signed on 14 March 2020 and updated on 24 April 2020 (see our newsletter on the protocol of 14 March here and the one on the protocol of 24 April here).

United Kingdom: AI in recruitment – How inclusive is your algorithm?

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The use of algorithmic decision-making in recruitment to help improve the effectiveness and efficiency of process is unsurprisingly on the rise.  Put simply this technology can enable companies to review far greater numbers of applications at speed, and, in theory, allow for an unbiased approach to recruitment decision making.  However, as the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has set out in its recent guidance on this topic, employers should take a critical and careful approach to when and how this technology is applied. If not applied carefully these tools can serve to actually exacerbate the inequalities that they are aiming to address, and could cause employers to fall foul of the UK’s equality and data protection legislation.

Italy: COVID-19 – Mandatory vaccination for healthcare professionals

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On 1 April 2021, Decree-Law No. 4/20201 has been published in the Italian Official Gazette whose Section 4 introduces the compulsory vaccination against COVID-19 for healthcare professionals and operators and provides a detailed procedure for its operation and sanctions in case of non-compliance.

Italy: New EU export authorization regime for COVID-19 vaccines and active substances

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With EU Implementing Regulation 2021/442 of 11 March 2021, the European Commission introduced a new export authorization regime for COVID-19 vaccines applicable until 30 June 2021 which replaces the one initially established with EU Implementing Regulation 2021/111 of 29 January 2021. In particular, the new Implementing Regulation provides that the export outside the EU of vaccines and active substances classified with the identification codes listed therein is subject to prior authorization.

Italy: Energy & Sustainability Newsletter – April 2021

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In brief Italy Energy & Sustainability Newsletter for the month of April 2021.ContentsThe Italian Ministry of Ecological Transition has been established The changes in...
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