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April 2022

CELIA Alliance Newsletter for International HR

Welcome to the latest CELIA Alliance newsletter

The CELIA International newsletter offers insightful and practical updates to those with corporate HR and legal responsibilities. It highlights key law and tax developments across the home states of the Alliance’s member firms.

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Czech Republic

Czech Republic - Employment Law

New employment law developments in Czech law effective from 1 January 2022

As of 1 January 2022, several significant changes in the field of employment law have been adopted, including changes to the minimum wage and work-life balance. In this article, we assess these changes and their impact.


France - Employment Law

2021 Climate Law – New obligations to inform and consult employee representative bodies in France

On 22 August 2021, the French Parliament adopted the Climate and Resilience Law ("2021 Climate Law"). Since being passed, employee representative bodies must now be informed and consulted on the environmental consequences of any major project considered by an employer.


Netherlands - Compensation and Benefits

Netherlands – A new tax exempt working from home allowance

Since 1 January 2022, employers can provide a tax exempt ‘working from home allowance’ of EUR 2 per working day.


Netherlands - Compensation and Benefits

Netherlands - Change of tax allocation rules for severance payments in cross-border situations

After 5 February 2022, the right to levy tax on severance payments in cross-border situations will no longer be based on the allocation of taxation rights over the last twelve months of the employment.

Czech Republic

Netherlands - Tax/Social Security

The Netherlands: Dutch Budget 2022 - New Tax brackets and Tax Free Allowances

Dutch wage tax rates have been updated in the Dutch Budget 2022 as have the tax free limits of the Employment Costs Scheme which allows employer to provide tax free allowances and benefits in kind to employees.


Poland - Employment Law

Implementing the Work-Life Balance Directive in Poland

A new draft act implementing Directive (EU) 2019/1158 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 June 2019 on work-life balance for parents and carers and Directive (EU) 2019/1152 of 20 June 2019 on transparent and predictable working conditions in the European Union has been published on the Government Legislation Centre’s website.


Slovakia - Employment Law

Kurzarbeit in Slovakia – Emergency aid for employers - What you need to know

Kurzarbeit, or the short-term work scheme, has introduced a new procedure in Slovakia intended to help employers maintain employment when they are unable to assign work to their employees due to external factors outside of their control.


Spain - Labour Law

New mechanisms of internal flexibility in companies to avoid dismissal entered the Spanish labour market playing field

On 30 December 2021 Spain introduced new labour market flexibility to avoid dismissals and meet the needs of businesses during the Covid-19 pandemic.


UK - Data Protection

UK GDPR - A new UK personal data transfer mechanism

Eight months after the EU released their new standard contractual clauses for personal data transfers outside of the EEA, the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) issued its version of the new standard contractual clauses (SCCs).


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CELIA Alliance members who have contributed to this newsletter are:
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Loyens & Loeff
Ceca Magan
PRK Partners

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