EU Employment Law Webinar: Hiring and Firing Guide

27 Nov 2013 04:30 p.m. - 05:30 p.m. GMT

Morrison & Foerster
City Point
One Ropemaker Street
London, EC2Y 9AW
Kay Burgess

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Despite the plethora of employment laws emanating from Europe, there are only a few EU-wide rules that relate to the hiring or firing of employees. As a result, the legal approach in each member state can be substantively different and the problems encountered in recruitment or dismissal programs inconsistent across borders. In this webinar, speakers will highlight the key issues and most common challenges facing companies when hiring and firing in the UK, Germany, France and Italy.

Topics will include:

  • Background checks during the recruitment process: what can you legally ask an applicant to disclose and what is standard practice?
  • Employment documentation: what do you need to confirm in writing to new hires?
  • Terminating the relationship: the why, how, what and when of notice, severance and relevant procedure, depending on the reason for dismissal.
  • Post-termination: how can you ensure that you have enforceable post-termination restrictions?


  • Ann Bevitt, Partner, Morrison & Foerster, London (chair)
  • Caroline Stakim, Associate, Morrison & Foerster, London
  • Patrick Thiébart, Partner, Jeantet, Paris
  • Hanno Timner, Partner, Morrison & Foerster, Berlin
  • Marco Dalla Vedova, Partner, Dalla Vedova Studio Legale, Rome

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