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Inspection of Employees’ Corporate E-Mail Correspondence

The employer’s right to inspect employees’ communication made through their corporate e-mail account is a much-debated issue. The Cassation Court of Turkey has not defined this inspection’s boundaries yet. The Constitutional Court of Turkey, which had already examined this issue in two of its decisions, reinforced its ever-evolving precedent, with its latest decision.

Coronavirus: Stay Healthy and be GDPR Compliant

When planning to collect employees’ personal data as part of the efforts to monitor and prevent the spread of COVID-19 among the organisation, the employers should consider also the data protection implications thereon. Such implications arise in particular when the envisaged processing entails the collection and use of special categories of data, such as health data (e.g., data resulting from screening or testing of employees’ health condition, information that an employee is or may be infected with the coronavirus that causes COVID-19).

Challenges in Implementation of the Staff Leasing Act

BDK Advokati hosted a workshop on the Serbian Staff Leasing Act (“Act“) that came into force on 3 March 2020. Senior associate Nikola Cincovic and associate Marija Gligorevic led the workshop that was attended by the representatives of companies who were eager to hear about the specifics of the new legislation and discuss the challenges of its future implementation.

COVID-19

Novelties Brought to Employers by the Slovenian Fourth COVID-19 Act

Authors: Sanda Planinc, Kaja Baskovic, SELIH & PARTNERJI Law Firm On 9 July 2020, the Slovenian Parliament adopted the Act on Intervention Measures to Prepare for the Second Wave of COVID-19 (hereinafter the Fourth COVID-19 Act). Its provisions entered into force on 11 July 2020, with the exception of provisions regarding the extension of reimbursement of the salary compensation for employees temporarily waiting for work; the latter are applicable retroactively, namely from 1 July 2020. This article presents a summary of the provisions of the Fourth COVID-19 Act, which are of the highest…

How to Respond to COVID-19: Guidance to Employers

Considering the uncertainty that associates COVID-19, employers may want to consider all the options that might allow them cutting the employees’ related costs and retaining the quality and experienced staff.

HDPA’s Guidelines on Secure Teleworking: Safe Work from Home

In response to the drastic influx of employees working remotely and while hackers have already begun to launch coronavirus-themed cyberattacks, the Greek Data Protection Authority (HDPA) has issued guidance on best practices for teleworking securely.

Serbia: COVID-19 and Data Processing in the Workplace

The Serbian data protection authority has not issued any guidance on the processing of personal data in the workplace, during the coronavirus outbreak. Serbian employers who wish to know the boundaries of permissible data processing under the current circumstances are left with the task of identifying the limits wholly by themselves.

New Measures and Amendments of Some Legal Provisions Adopted in the Context of the Current Crisis Generated by COVID-19

The Government Emergency Ordinance no. 30/18.03.2020 on the amendment and completion of a series of normative acts and establishing some measures in the field of social protection in the context of the current epidemic situation determined by the spreading of the coronavirus was published within the Official Gazette no. 231 dated 21 March 2020.

Coronavirus: Stay Healthy and be GDPR Compliant

When planning to collect employees’ personal data as part of the efforts to monitor and prevent the spread of COVID-19 among the organisation, the employers should consider also the data protection implications thereon. Such implications arise in particular when the envisaged processing entails the collection and use of special categories of data, such as health data (e.g., data resulting from screening or testing of employees’ health condition, information that an employee is or may be infected with the coronavirus that causes COVID-19).