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Yesterday, IG Metall, Germany’s largest metal union, entered into an agreement with employers in the state of Baden-Württemberg that allows for a 28-hour work week for its members.  The two-year deal covers 900,000 employees in the metals and electrical industries in the southwestern state that is home to such prominent employers as Daimler AG and Robert Bosch GmbH.

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In a case that provides guidance to multi-national companies bringing lawsuits based on trade secret misappropriation or other actions, the U. S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia, Charlottesville Division, denied the Motion of Arthrex, Inc., to dismiss several state trade secret appropriation claims made by MicroAire Surgical Instruments, LLC. Arthrex had based its Motion on the theory of forums non conveniens, claiming that ...

The German Interior Ministry has announced a proposed privacy law that would prohibit employers from viewing the Facebook profiles of potential employees. For cross-border employers, this is the first alarm that they may soon be prohibited from using information gleaned from social networking sites in recruiting.

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