During the Social Summit held on 17 November 2017 EU leaders proclaimed the European Pillar of Social Rights in Gothenburg, Sweden.
The Pillar which was first presented by the EU Commission in April 2017, outlines 20 key principles and rights related to employment and welfare, divided into three categories, such as the requirements of equal opportunities and access to the labour market; fair working conditions; furthermore, social protection and inclusion. Although the Pillar is not a legally binding document, will definitely have impact to the employment law and to the labour market.
HR Lawyers Network held its “HR Lawyers Meet Business” session this year in Budapest, Hungary. During the one-hour long meeting our Honorary president, Mr. Piotr Żukowski introduced HR Lawyers Network and our Members held short presentations in different topics related to HR law, such as
- the role and advantages of mediation at workplaces;
- the latest development related to the monitoring employees’ electronic devices; and
- the current rules and expected changes concerning the temporary posting of employees to abroad.
We were very happy to meet and to host our kind Guests from several companies who had the opportunity to raise their questions and to network with our Members.
See you next time in Zagreb (April 2018) and in Warsaw (November 2018)!
In its Opinion 2/2017 on data processing at work, Article 29 Data Protection Working Party emphasizes that employers often believe that inspecting the social profiles of their candidates can be justified during their recruitment processes. However, employers should not assume that merely because an individual’s social media profile is publicly available they are then allowed to process those data during the recruitment process. According to the Working Party a legal ground is required for such data processing: for instance, the legitimate interest of the employer.