Legal Insights


October 29, 2018

Careful when publishing copyrighted content on the websites

The Court of Justice of the European Union has decided it is prohibited to publish photographs on the internet, which had already been published on another website with the consent of the copyright holder, without (further) consent of the copyright holder.  
October 26, 2018

What should be considered in determining workers’ seniority bonuses?

Following social partners’ differing interpretations of Article 129 of Employment Relationships Act (ERA-1) in relation to the workers’ length of service concerning the seniority bonuses, the Ministry issued a non-binding statement, which contradicts recent case-law. This is why all eyes are now on the Supreme Court which needs to address this issue in the judicial review, which has already been granted leave.
October 24, 2018

Can an immovable property be bought without providing the notary public with a building permit?

The provision of Article 93 of the Slovene Building Act (Gradbeni zakon, GZ) states that notaries are bound by law to verify that a building built on an immovable property has a building permit. But do they?  
October 19, 2018

Most frequently found and sanctioned labour law violations in 2017

It follows from the 2017 annual report of the Labour Inspectorate of the Republic of Slovenia that the level of compliance with the labour law in Slovenia remains worrying, especially concerning the payment of wages, holiday allowances and other work-related allowances.
October 16, 2018

AN OVERVIEW OF PART 36 OFFERS TO SETTLE

A Part 36 Offer is simply a specific type of offer, open to either party, which carries with it significant costs consequences. Such offers are governed by Part 36 of the Civil Procedure Rules (‘CPR’), a revised version of which has been in force since 6 April 2015. The principal aim of Part 36 Offers is to encourage parties to settle the dispute and they should not therefore be seen as a sign of weakness but rather, as a tactical move that puts pressure on the opponent.
October 8, 2018

Slovenia to adopt the Trade Secrets Act

The Trade Secrets Act will not exempt the companies from the responsibility to implement a Trade Secret Policy for the information they want to be considered a trade secret.
October 5, 2018

Practical Law: Confidentiality

Turkey specific information concerning the key legal and commercial considerations in relation to confidentiality. This Q&A provides jurisdiction-specific commentary on Practice note, Confidentiality: Cross-border overview, and forms part of Cross-border commercial transactions.
October 1, 2018

GDPR topics still relevant after 25 May 2018

Even though the new Personal Data Protection Act (ZVOP-2), defining significantly higher fines, has not yet been adopted, it does not mean the companies cannot be sanctioned for violating the legislation on personal data protection.
September 14, 2018

New Collective Agreements

After an active summer for social partners, the new Collective Agreement for Slovenia’s Trade Sector and a new Collective Agreement of Slovenian Hospitality and Tourism Industries have been adopted.  
September 3, 2018

Constitutional Court annuls Judicial Fees Act in part

The Constitutional Court has annulled the provision of the Court Fees Act which determines the amount of court fees where the value of a case amounts to EUR 500,000 or more.