Legal Research Blog
Should Wal-mart have anticipated a greater need for security measures during Black Friday? That is the legal question that the Nassau County district attorney will attempt to answer when bringing charges against Wal-mart.
The Cabinet recently endorsed legislation in the Netherlands which will amend the Dutch Civil Code to put a ceiling severance packages for those making EUR 75,000 or more per year. Because higher income individuals are in a good position to find subsequent employment, the compensation ceiling has been set at one year’s salary.
This ceiling will only apply if the court permits the dismissal of the employee and does not affect contractual agreements between employers and employees. Additionally, the law does not apply in cases of employer misconduct.
Mirek Topolanek is the current Czech prime minister, and he takes over the six-month EU presidency on January 1st, 2009. For the first time leading the Union, the Czechs will have to conquer the hearts and minds of their partners. Many member states think that eurosceptic nationalists will hamper Pragues European action. With the Lisbon treaty blocked by an institutional stalemate, Mirek Topalanek will have to defend himself from domestic political ambushes, while giving the EU efficient leadership.