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Our News Page includes the latest articles from Girlings Europe ranging from Business Law to Wills and Inheritance Planning.

2nd August 2018 What is posting fraud, and how does the A1 Certificate impact on this?

The essence of posting fraud is to seek to avoid liabilities for tax and social security payments which would otherwise arise in respect of employees sent to work temporarily in other EU jurisdictions.

2nd August 2018 Brexit and the rights of EU Citizens

Girlings Europe is a member of the Belgian-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce (BLCC) and would like to share with you an interesting article written by BLCC Chairman, Michel Vanhoonacker.

One Brexit topic on which progress has been made recently, is securing the rights of EU citizens. This matters as many members either employ or are an expat themselves.

4th June 2018 Girlings Europe Meet in Bruges

Girlings Europe – Belgium, Crivits & Persyn, were hosts to Girlings Europe’s other associate law firms, Barron-Brun-Duwat-Ritaine (BBDR) and Girlings Solicitors on Friday,  1 June at their offices in the heart of the beautiful medieval city of Bruges.

31st May 2018 GDPR - Rogue Employees and Data Breaches

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which came into force on 25 May 2018, requires businesses subject to major personal data breaches to notify such breaches to the authorities. As well as the legal liability, there is the prospect of substantial reputational damage for businesses which do not properly secure their customers’ or employees’ data.

A rogue employee at UK supermarket chain Morrisons committed a criminal offence by putting the personal information of almost 100,000 employees on the internet. The High Court held that Morrisons was responsible.

11th September 2017 France announces new reforms to labour laws

The French government has asked parliament to legislate in order to empower it to amend the Labour Code by orders in council (or statutory instruments as they might be called in the UK), thus avoiding lengthy parliamentary debate on a series of separate bills (the parliamentary timetable for “ordinary” legislation usually delays adoption of new laws by up to 12 months, and sometimes more).