Tag archives: flexible working

What rights and protections are there for workers on zero hours contracts in Germany?

Unlike in the U.K. and other EU member states, zero hours contracts are not (yet) common practice in Germany. To date, other arrangements aimed at achieving “flexible working” such as fixed-term or part-time contracts, secondment of personnel and – more recently – contracts to provide services have been more widespread. However, as German case law … Continue reading

Flexible working – achieving a work life balance under Venezuelan labour legislation

This post was contributed by Yanet C. Aguiar, Partner, Norton Rose Caracas and Valentina Albarrán, Associate, Norton Rose Caracas. In the modern age, work has become an increasingly important part of a person’s life. From the standpoint of western civilization, work is not only viewed as an activity people do in order to subsist, but … Continue reading

Flexible working – achieving a work-life balance – employees’ rights in the UK

The right of employees to request flexible working (i.e. to change the number of hours worked or the time or place when those hours are worked) was first introduced in the UK in 2003. There have been changes to this right since then, with the most recent changes taking place on 30 June this year. … Continue reading

Parental rights in the UK

In the UK there are a number of statutory employment rights enjoyed by employees who are also parents. These rights are subject to change during 2015 when a new system of shared parental leave will be introduced. Employees may also be entitled to enhanced rights under the express terms of their contracts of employment. However, … Continue reading
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