Posted in Employment Law, Privacy

ARTICLE 29 WORKING PARTY PROVIDES GUIDANCE ON PROCESSING OF EMPLOYEES’ PERSONAL DATA AT WORK

Some guidance on activities that typical pose some threats to private people’s privacy rights:

  1. Recruitment – use of social media during the recruitment process to investigate candidates,
  2. In-employment (or post-employment) screening regarding employees and their private life through the use of social media,
  3. Monitoring Information and Communications Technologies (“ICT”) usage in the workplace – trhis hsould be addressed in a Data Protection Impact Assessment,
  4. Monitoring ICT usage outside the workplace – e.g. into the domestic sphere through homeworking, remote working, “bring-your-own-device” policiesand so forth,
  5. Monitoring time and attendance,
  6. Video monitoring systems – employers can still reduce camera sizes to avoid monitoring the worker’s facial expressions;
  7. Monitoring vehicle usage – (e.g. tracking data about the location and driver behaviour),
  8. Disclosure of employee data to third parties, and
  9. International transfer of HR and other employee data – beware of cloud-based applications and services.

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Posted in Employment Law

“De preventiemedewerker krijgt in de nieuwe Arbowet een sterkere positie”

The Netherlands: all new contracts will be subjects to the following (while already pre-existing ones will have one year -1/7/2017 to 1/7/2018- to adapt-):

  • each company shall have a company GP
  • employees shall be able to demand (and obtain) a second comment from a different ocmpany-GP at the expenses of the employer
  • each GP must have a complain form available in case employees asks for one
  • upon breach –> penalties for the employer
  • employees shall be able to demand a GP visit even without the permission of the employer.

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Posted in Employment Law, Start-ups

Uber, per la Ue deve avere licenze come taxi e ncc

Finally a good news for fair employment in Europe! Uber is declared as a service equal to taxis and, therefore, subject to the same requirements and licenses, according to Maciej Szpunar, AG at the EUCJ after a lawsuit against Uber in Spain.

Once and for all, Uber is not a Tech commpany at all! It’s a transport commpany, therfore subject to its authorities and regulation.

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