During the next weeks the Italian Parliament will start to discuss the Stability Law for 2018, for which a first draft, containing a few interesting points regarding labour issues, has already been published.
The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) established between the European Union and Canada provisionally became Law on 21st September. This agreement provides a significant reduction in customs duties between the two trading areas and improves the access for companies in these two areas.
In a legal dispute between a German company and its distributor, the Advocat General Mr. Whal at the EU Court of Justice stated that the sale of luxury goods can be reserved to a selective distribution without breaching the EU competition rules.
Amongst the rights of shareholders, who represent at least one-third of the share capital, there is that of submitting certain arguments directly to the shareholders (ex Art. 2479, paragraph 1, Italian Civil Code), as well as the right to convene also the meeting to discuss those same arguments.
Within the recent legislative reform of the Italian Criminal Code and Criminal Procedure Code [“Reati, torna il concordato in appello” – Il sole 24 ore del 3 luglio 2017 ] the former legal mean known as “plea bargaining in Appeal” has been reintroduced with the new article 599 bis of the criminal procedure code as “agreement on the grounds of Appeal”.
With the judgment n. 17723 dated 18th July, 2017, the Supreme Court of Cassation addressed the matter of the employer’s so called “defensive controls” carried out by private investigators, that proved to be legitimate in the Court’s opinion. The Judges established that following the employee for an extended period does not violate neither the privacy regulation nor the labor law.