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Women on boards: EU directive to improve general balance on corporate boards

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • European Union
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  • March 5 2014

Gender diversity at board level is an important issue politically, socially and economically. There is a growing recognition of the business case for

EU gender directive: EU Parliament votes in favour of the draft directive

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • European Union
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  • November 21 2013

Yesterday, 20 November 2013, the EU Parliament voted in favour of the legislative report on the EU Gender Directive which will oblige companies to

EU Gender Directive: 40 non-executive directors on EU largest listed companies by 2020 EU Committees vote in favour of draft Directive

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • European Union
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  • October 14 2013

The EU Committees on Women's Rights and Gender Equality and Legal Affairs voted today in favour of a joint report on the draft EU Directive which

Maternity: potential change to rights on surrogacy

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • October 9 2013

Two conflicting ECJ Advocate General opinions have been given on the issue of whether an intended mother who has a baby via surrogacy should be

Shared parental leave: ECJ rejects arguments that threatened UK government plans

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • October 9 2013

According to the ECJ, EU law permits a national law providing for shared maternity leave on the basis that the mother must be employed and covered by

Gender balance on company boards draft EU directive “does not go far enough” argues the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • European Union
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  • September 25 2013

As previously reported, the European Commission adopted a proposal for a gender Directive which plans to introduce a 40 "minimum objective" for the

UK: EAT gives leave to appeal decision on multi-site collective redundancy consultation

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • September 13 2013

It has been confirmed that the EAT has granted the Government permission to appeal its decision in the Woolworths case that the obligation to inform

UK: ECJ applies post-TUPE transfer “static approach” to terms set by collective agreement

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • European Union
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  • July 22 2013

A TUPE transfer operates to transfer employees on their existing employment contracts. However, where these contracts provide for pay or other terms

Global employment, pensions and incentives newsletter

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Africa, Australia, China, European Union, France, Hong Kong, Japan, Russia, Spain, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom
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  • July 19 2013

In the large majority of francophone countries in sub-Saharan Africa (i.e. Those which are members of the ‘Organisation pour l’Harmonisation en

Consumer products update - Summer 2013

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Asia-Pacific, European Union, United Kingdom
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  • July 16 2013

Welcome to our Global Consumer Products Sector Update - a publication which highlights some key recent legal issues affecting consumer products