Rights

    • Spain to grant more rights to employees working from home

      Spain to grant more rights to employees working from home

      Spain’s Ministry of Labour presented a draft bill which aims to protect the rights of employees who are working from home, news wires reported. Since the coronavirus beginning the figure has grown from 5% to 36% of the country’s workforce. The two standout points of the piece of legislation are the “right to flexible hours" and the right to "full compensation for expenses" derived from working from home.

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    • Europeans are not fully aware of GDPR

      Europeans are not fully aware of GDPR

      On 13 June, at the occasion of a stock-taking event to mark the first year of application of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the European Commission published the results of a special Eurobarometer survey on data protection. Figures show that Europeans are relatively well aware of the new data protection rules, their rights and the existence of national data protection authorities, to whom they can turn for help when their rights are violated.

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    • New EU rules and guarantees in criminal proceedings in force

      New EU rules and guarantees in criminal proceedings in force

      The directive on special safeguards for children enters in force as of today. It is the last in a set of six EU directives guaranteeing procedural rights for people across the EU, completing the full set of rights. In addition to these new rights for children, the directive guaranteeing access to legal aid started to apply on 5 May. This package of rules ensures that EU citizens' fundamental rights of fair and equal treatment are respected in criminal proceedings and that they are applied in a similar way in all Member States.

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