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The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) validates the monitoring of employees’ e-mails

The ruling issued by the European Court of Human Rights (Barbulescu versus Romania) puts an end to the lawsuit brought against an employee's dismissal because he had used (for his personal correspondence) a Yahoo Messenger account that his employer had instructed him to open to reply to customer requests.

Ukraine: Employment and Labor Litigation update

The Kyiv office of Baker & McKenzie's Employment and Migration practice reviews the most recent opinions of the Supreme Court of Ukraine and other court practice related to staff redundancy

Effects of Martial Law Regime on Employers in Ukraine

Recently, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine adopted Resolution No. 544 "On Approval of the Plan to Introduce and Enforce Martial Law in Ukraine or in its Certain Territories". What effect does the introduction of martial law have on employers in Ukraine?

Israel: A clear and unequivocal repudiation of secret recordings by employees of their superiors...

Following Labor Dispute (B-S) 11761-03-15 Livnat Hazan versus the Mizpe Ramon Local Council (July 5, 2015) ("the Hazan Case"), Request for Permission to Appeal...

Spain: Monitoring and Control of Employees’ E-Mails

Some cases have recently emerged in Spain in connection with certain doctrine set up by the Criminal Division of Spanish Supreme Court in its...

It’s All in the Genes: Genetic Discrimination in the Canadian Workplace

Most employers are familiar with the prohibitions against discrimination that exist in human rights legislation throughout Canada.  At the centre of the legislative web...

Canada: Employer Monitoring of Company Technology

Monitoring the use of company-issued technology is controversial.  For some, the notion of monitoring employees’ use computers, smartphones, and emails is inconsistent with personal...

Doing Business in China 2015

Baker & McKenzie just published its new edition of "Doing Business in China". The guide provides an introduction to selected aspects relating to investment and...

Interpretive Decision of the Bulgarian Court of Cassation on Lunch Breaks and Calculation of...

On 14 November 2014 the General Meeting of the Civil Chamber of the Bulgarian Court of Cassation issued Interpretative Decision No 8 to provide...

“Unfriend Me”: Social Media, Discipline and Discharge in Canada

It is no secret that social media platforms are changing the way we communicate, the way we inform ourselves, and the way we do...

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