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2010/53: How a "secondary insolvency" procedure can protect assets from a foreign receiver (IT)
Under EU Regulation 1346/2000 it is possible to open secondary insolvency proceedings even if the establishment situated in the State where the secondary proceedings are to be opened is the only one owned by the debtor subject to the main insolvency proceedings.
2011/12: Final word on the Goodyear case: Greek employees may rely on the Collective Redundancy Directive (GR)
Until 2007, Greek courts interpreted their domestic law by implementing the Directive on Collective Redundancies in such a way that it did not apply in the event that an employer completely terminates its activities. However, following a ruling by the ECJ, the Greek Supreme Court was compelled to adopt a different approach. As a result, an employer relying on the old case law fell victim to this change in interpretation.
2011/3: TUPE potentially applies to cross-border transfers (UK)
The United Kingdom legislation on transfer of undertakings (known as “TUPE”) has the potential to apply to a transfer outside the UK’s jurisdiction – and even beyond the European Union (EU).
2010/49: A single act - here relocating an employee to another location in a factory - can constitute harassment (PT)
Harassment can occur as a result of one single action: it is enough that the situation is characterized by harassment features.