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Discrimination and political beliefs

  • Cobbetts LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • November 22 2012

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has found that the UK is in violation of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) as it does not provide adequate protection to employees who are dismissed on the grounds of their political beliefs

Zero-hours contracts and paid annual leave

  • Cobbetts LLP
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  • European Union
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  • November 22 2012

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) considered whether workers on zero-hours contracts accrue annual leave under EU law

EU mandatory quota for women on company boards Britain says ‘no’

  • Cobbetts LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • September 26 2012

Viviane Reding, the European Commissioner for Justice and Fundamental Rights made proposals in early September to ensure 40 of non-executive board seats are filled by women

Social partners given an extension to agree reform of the Working Time Directive

  • Cobbetts LLP
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  • European Union
  • -
  • August 22 2012

The European Commission (‘the Commission’) has given the social partners until 31 December 2012 to agree the reform of the Working Time Directive

When sickness and annual leave coincide

  • Cobbetts LLP
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  • European Union
  • -
  • July 24 2012

The Court of Justice of the European Union (‘CJEU’) has held that a worker who becomes unfit for work during a period of statutory annual leave is entitled to reschedule the annual leave, according to Article 7(1) of the Working Time Directive

Working Time Directive: payment in lieu on termination is limited to the minimum four weeks’ statutory holiday

  • Cobbetts LLP
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  • European Union, Germany
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  • May 17 2012

The Court of Justice of the European Union (‘CJEU’) considered whether member states must provide for payment in lieu on termination in respect of any statutory annual leave, not taken on account of sickness, over and above the minimum four weeks' leave required under the Working Time Directive

Important changes from 2011 and major package of reform proposals from the European Commission

  • Cobbetts LLP
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  • European Union
  • -
  • February 17 2012

The European Commission has updated its works, supplies and services financial thresholds for the application of the EU Public Procurement Directives from 1 January 2012 to December 2013

Holiday carry-over by sick workers limited by ECJ

  • Cobbetts LLP
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  • European Union, Germany
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  • December 21 2011

The ECJ has recently upheld German national rules which imposed a fifteen month time limit after which workers on long term sick could no longer carry over their holiday

Opt-out principle opportunity for part time workers

  • Cobbetts LLP
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  • European Union
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  • December 21 2011

In a recent test case, the Court of Appeal maintained the view that the opt out principle for part time workers was compatible with EU law in refusing retrospective access to voluntary pension schemes

Airline pilots' holiday pay should not be limited to basic pay

  • Cobbetts LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • October 26 2011

The ECJ has provided further clarity as to what comprises holiday pay, holding that holiday pay for pilots must include supplementary payments received for time spent flying as well as allowances for professional and personal status, as they should receive their normal remuneration