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Working from Home Do’s for Employers

The Do’s and Do’s of Working from Home: How to respect employer responsibilities; protect personal data and secure confidential information.  Almost overnight, the Coronavirus pandemic has transformed our personal and professional routines. Businesses both large and small have been required to enable working from home (or ‘wfh’) without much time to prepare for what this means in practice, nor to address the risks that necessarily arise when a company’s workforce is suddenly scattered across a city or country. Two important issues that employers need to consider are: (1) their legal obligations to facilitate working from home; and (2) how to protect personal data and other company confidential information handled on a large scale by employees who are offsite. Below is our list of “WFH Do’s” (no more “don’t’s”!) to help your teams get on with their jobs in maximum serenity. 1. Obligations to Facilitate Working from Home DO check if your company already has a collective agreement

Télétravail – Bonnes pratiques pour les Employeurs

Du jour au lendemain, le Coronavirus a transformé nos routines personnelles et professionnelles. Les petites comme les grandes entreprises ont soudainement dû s’organiser pour permettre à leurs salariés de travailler à distance, sans avoir eu le temps de s’y préparer, ni d’anticiper les risques qui surviennent nécessairement lorsque toute une force de travail se retrouve soudainement dispersée à travers le pays. L’employeur doit notamment s’intéresser aux deux problématiques importantes suivantes: (1) l’obligation légale qui leur est imposée de faciliter leur télétravail et (2) la protection des données à caractère personnel et des informations confidentielles de la société, lorsque celles-ci sont manipulées à grande échelle par des salariés travaillant à distance. Vous trouverez ci-dessous notre liste de “Do’s” (cessons les “don’t’s”!) pour aider vos équipes à poursuivre leur activité le plus sereinement possible. 1. Obligations en droit social Vérifier s’il existe d’ores

France : a new law authorizing online surveillance to detect tax fraud and customs offences

Online surveillance to detect tax fraud and customs offences introduced by French Finance Act for 2020  On 28 December, 2019, the French Parliament adopted the Finance Act for 2020, empowering French tax and customs administrations to collect and use any freely accessible data that has been made public by the users of online platforms. The data collected can be used by the authorities to identify the commission of specific tax and custom offences. This controversial law raises a number of legal issues, in particular in relation to the protection of privacy and personal data, which we describe in more detail, below. The online platforms covered by the law include social networks (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.), market places (Amazon, eBay etc.) and content sharing platforms (Youtube, Dailymotion etc.). The list of offences is narrowly confined and includes notably illicit tobacco trade and false domiciliation claims. Only public-facing data is caught, i.e. no data from private