Successive fixed-term work contracts contravene EU law even when entered into voluntarily

“The fact that a worker consented to the establishment of successive fixed-term employment relationships does not deprive him or her from the protection granted by the Framework Agreement on fixed-term work”

Geographical Indications: Piggy-backing prohibited

EU’s geographical indications system strengthened by recent ECJ rulings, now to include protection against “figurative signs”

Uber drivers considered as employees in France, court rules

The decision could be one of many that shifts how Uber and other gig economy service providers can operate in Europe

Brussels ponders reform of securities trading rules

The Commission is aiming to make certain adjustments to the investor protection rules

Vietnam free-trade agreement approved despite human rights concerns

EU Parliament green lights Vietnam free trade agreement, despite concerns from human rights groups

International workplace convention aims to protect employees against harassment and violence

EU aims to tackle workplace harassment in new proposal to ratify convention form International Labour Organization

EU directive strengthening consumer rights now in force

The move aims to considerably strengthen the position of consumers within the online universe.

EU’s new Whistle-blower Directive in force

A new EU Directive on the protection of whistle-blowers has entered into force. It mandates better protection of informants and aims to ensure that complaints are dealt with swiftly.

EU ministers reject ‘name-and-shame’ policy for tax-avoiding companies

The Member States are split in finding an amicable resolution in ensuring proper tax payments by such multinational companies

EU adopts new rules for cross-border conversions of limited liability companies

The EU is continuing its attempts in introducing a unified framework for company law

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