13. 12. 2022

The Digital Services Act: what's it all about?

A new EU regulation has come into force, which aims to make the internet safer, among other things, through mechanisms to take down illegal content. The Digital Services Act, as the regulation is referred to in simplified terms, on the other hand, lays down additional obligations and places greater accountability on digital platforms.
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13. 12. 2022

Contracting authorities, be careful when checking the adequacy of tenders in public procurement procedures - even minor errors can be disastrous!

In a recent decision, the National Review Commission upheld an audit claim for a minor calculation error in a tender. A repeat of the procurement procedure is now on the cards owing to the contracting authority's failure to correct the discrepancy of only EUR 0.20.
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13. 12. 2022

New exemptions from the ban on operating shops on Sundays and work-free days

Shop closures on Sundays and statutory work-free days have, in some cases, proved unrealistic. The Government has therefore drafted a bill to amend the Trade Act, which would permanently introduce certain additional exemptions to existing exemptions.
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3. 11. 2022

The Court of Justice of the EU adopts a broad interpretation of the concept of special categories of personal data

According to the interpretation of the CJEU, the protection of special categories of personal data also applies in the case of mere indication of personal data. Personal data controllers will have to review their processing activities and ensure that the processing is lawful in light of the new interpretation of the concept of special categories of personal data.
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3. 11. 2022

Thinking of agreeing to mediation but worried that your claim might become time-barred?

In practice, parties increasingly turn to alternative dispute resolution forms to avoid lengthy court proceedings. Mediation is one of them. However, it is not uncommon for parties to opt for court proceedings rather than mediation for fear of time-barring. Whether this fear is justified, see below.
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3. 11. 2022

Is it the end of the line for billboard advertising?

For years, excessive advertising has significantly impacted the landscape of Slovenian cities and rural areas. The new Spatial Planning Act introduces restrictions on advertising aimed at regulating this issue. Here is an overview of these restrictions, where advertising will be allowed from 2024 onwards, and when these restrictions will become applicable.
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4. 10. 2022

(In)consistency of the measures adopted in the new Healthcare Intervention Measures Act to curb “moonlighting” the healthcare sector

The recently adopted Healthcare Intervention Measures Act introduced payment for health services provided beyond the regular scope of the healthcare programme. We outline below the impact this will have on providers of these services and health professionals.
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4. 10. 2022

Were you left disappointed by your package holiday? What can you do about it?

The curtain is slowly coming down on the holiday season, and not all holidays have ended on a happy note. Everyone is likely to have experienced disillusionment after a long-awaited trip: accommodation that does not match the description; substandard food; or time wasted trying to locate the promised (but non-existent) swimming pool. Read on to discover your options if your package holiday was not up to scratch.
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4. 10. 2022

Electronic reporting of workplace accidents and injuries

The beginning of September saw, by and large, the abolishment of "paper" reporting of workplace accidents and injuries. Here is an overview of the new electronic reporting mechanism.
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19. 7. 2022

What should be done if, after the signing a contract, certain circumstances arise that make it difficult to fulfil a contractual obligation?

In both business and private life, there is a risk that circumstances will change in relation to the contract after the conclusion of the contract, which will worsen/improve the terms for one of the contracting parties. In this case, see below what options you have and what to do.
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