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CMS On Your Radar - Key employment issues worldwide

By CMS

January 21, 2022

This edition of On your radar highlights important employment law developments expected in 2022.
 
Many European countries discuss the introduction of national laws to implement the EU Whistleblowing Directive. While aimed at providing a common framework of protection, companies will need to understand the detail across locations relevant to them. For example, as a result of Brexit the UK has not – so far – made changes to their existing system for protecting whistleblowers, and in Germany it has been announced that the new national law implementing the Directive will extend to areas of law outside the scope of the Directive.  
 
Workplace vaccination remains a theme, with Peru refusing to allow employees to enter a workplace of more than ten employees unless they are fully vaccinated. Many other countries are adopting a “3G” approach allowing entry to a workplace depending on proof of vaccination, recovery or testing negative for Covid-19.
 
And finally, the Netherlands explain that from 1 January 2022 employers can provide a tax free allowance of EUR 2 a day for home workers to cover energy and coffee costs. This may seem like a small issue of itself, but is a timely reminder for employers who are moving to longer term hybrid or otherwise ‘dispersed’ working models to be sure and take into account local tax, employment and health and safety laws. It can be surprising how many variations there are, and we are seeing interesting points come up from the projects we are working on.

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Best regards,

Dr. Christopher Jordan

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