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EU requires changes to UK law on works councils and discrimination

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • December 4 2009

The government is consulting until 12 February 2010 on changes to the European Works Council regulations required by a revised EU Directive and due to come into force on 5 June 2011

New rights for agency workers

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • September 14 2011

The landscape for agency workers is about to change

Disability discrimination: associative discrimination prohibited; voluntary workers without contract not protected

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • December 4 2009

The EAT has upheld a tribunal ruling that UK disability discrimination law can be construed to comply with ECJ case law prohibiting discrimination on the grounds of association with a disabled person

TUPE: may apply to service company employees working in business being transferred

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • November 5 2010

The ECJ has ruled that the Acquired Rights Directive on the transfer of undertakings can apply where a business is being sold by an operating company but the employees assigned to work in that business are actually employed by a service company in the group

Tax: VAT charge on retail vouchers

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • European Union
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  • October 1 2010

The European Court of Justice has ruled that part payment of salary to employees in the form of retail vouchers is a taxable supply for VAT purposes

New European Works Council rules

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • European Union
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  • June 7 2011

Amendments to regulations on European Works Councils came into force on 5 June 2011, giving effect to the recast EU Directive

Working time: EU law allows employees to reclaim holiday if they are ill

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • October 2 2009

A worker who is sick during statutory holiday should be allowed under EU law to take the holiday at a later date, if necessary in the following holiday year, according to the ECJ

Termination during parental leave: EU right to full salary notice pay

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • December 4 2009

Employers may face arguments that an employee dismissed while on parental leave must always be paid full salary in respect of their notice period

Age discrimination: employers can continue to rely on default retirement age of 65

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • October 2 2009

It is not unlawful age discrimination for an employer to dismiss an employee on the grounds of retirement at age 65 or over

Pregnant employees: EU law permits cessation of allowances for specific tasks no longer being performed

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • August 9 2010

The ECJ has ruled that a pregnant employee who is suspended or moved to a new role on health and safety grounds must continue to receive any allowance related to occupational status eg seniority, length of service or qualifications