6. 7. 2015

Shareholders can be held fully accountable for the company’s debts

Principle of »Piercing Corporate Veil«, provided in the Slovene Companies Act (CA-1), entails the possibility that in certain circumstances the personal liability for company’s debts can be placed upon shareholders. The principle represents a withdrawal from the rule that shareholders (of a corporation) are not personally liable for company’s liabilities.
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6. 7. 2015

Rejection of the last application for collective management of the right to fair compensation for sound and visual recording of protected works

The Slovenian Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) has rejected the last pending application for collective management of the right to fair compensation for sound and visual recording of protected works (“blank tape levy”), from Article 50 of the Copyright and Related Rights Act.
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6. 7. 2015

New Collective Agreement for Municipal Cleansing Service and other new developments in the field of collective bargaining

Changes in the labour market and legislation (in particular the adoption of the new Employment Relationship Act in April 2013) have influenced also the field of collective bargaining. In the first stage an increasing number of branch collective agreements have been terminated; later however, the social partners have started to negotiate for a conclusion of new collective agreements.
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6. 7. 2015

Compensation as a result of loss of vacation pleasure

The Supreme Court, with its decision no. VSRS II Ips 160/2013 as of 23 April 2015, recognized the injured party has the possibility to claim compensation for non-material damage arising from the loss of vacation pleasure or the loss of vacation time. The Slovenian legislation does not explicitly list such damage as legally-recognized, which is why this Supreme Court decision is very important.
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