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Incidences, (intensive care) bed occupancy, Covid-19 virus (variants), a vaccination rate of 90%, not least the Omicron variant, have been an integral part of the vocabulary of media reporting on the omnipresent and topic-defining Covid-19 pandemic for months. (in German)

Austria: Digital insurance sales – a practical guide for direct sales

The digital distribution of insurance products has become one of the core topics for the insurance industry in recent years and is on the agenda of almost every insurance company. Insurers who want to sell their products digitally are thus faced with the question of how to implement the applicable legal framework and ensure that their online business is legally compliant.

Hungary: Mandatory vaccination as a term and condition of employment

Government Decree 598/2021 has allowed employers to order their employees to be vaccinated against Covid-19 since 15 November 2021. Since it came into force, the Decree has been the subject of much discussion and interpretation by legal practitioners and commentators.

Austria: Energy communities – electricity company or commercial?

On 7 July 2021, the National Council passed the renewable energy expansion legislative package and implemented the EU legal requirements for the energy communities into national law. This article deals with the classification of energy communities in terms of electricity and commercial law. The authors explain possible design variants of energy communities and their consequences with regard to the applicability of the GewO. (in German)

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Canadian product stewardship and epr: a review of 2021 and beyond

Provincial governments (and non-governmental agencies) have been busy implementing various innovative waste management programs to divert waste away from landfills. In 2021, important changes were implemented across all product categories, including tires, batteries, electronic products, packaging and printed paper, beverage containers, and hazardous and special products. Key changes include: i) new programs in jurisdictions that formerly did not have programs, ii) expanded product lists for existing programs, iii) shifts from product stewardship models to extended producer responsibility (“EPR”) models, and iv) expanded regulatory enforcement mechanisms and activity.

Future of work: Future of flexibility

Without doubt, the traditional employment relationship has changed. Whilst the coronavirus pandemic has had a major impact, the changing nature of the employment relationship has been taking place for several years. But what does this mean for employers?

Domestic CCTV: are you compliant?

The use of smart security devices and domestic CCTV systems is becoming increasingly common. If you use security cameras and similar devices in your home, data protection law may apply and it’s important to know your legal obligations.

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