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ECJ confirms that part payment of salary in vouchers is a taxable for VAT purposes

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • September 10 2010

In its judgment in the case of Astra Zeneca UK Limited v HRMC, the European Court of Justice has followed the Advocate General's opinion that part payment of salary to employees in the form of vouchers is a taxable supply for VAT purposes

EU proposes extension of paid maternity leave

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • March 11 2010

The Women's Rights Committee of the European Parliament has voted in favour of extending the minimum entitlement to maternity leave across Europe to 20 weeks on full pay

Holidays and sick pay where are we now?

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • December 10 2009

From our recent E-Bulletins on the evolving issue of how statutory holiday relates to sick leave, you will know how complex this area has become

Consultation on amendments to implement recast European Works Council Directive

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • December 10 2009

Under the existing European Works Council Directive, multinationals based in the EU are required to keep employees informed of developments at a European level

Consultation on implementation of Agency Workers Directive

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • May 15 2009

The Agency Workers Directive provides for equal treatment of agency workers after 12 weeks' employment

Consultation on amendments to the Pregnant Workers Directive

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • May 15 2009

The Government is seeking views on the European Commission's proposal to amend the Pregnant Workers Directive

Retention of Working Time opt-out likely

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • April 9 2009

At a recent meeting, the EU's Conciliation Committee was unable to resolve the difference between the European Parliament and member states over proposed amendments to the Working Time Directive that would have resulted in the removal of the right to opt-out of the maximum 48-hour week

TUPE update

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • April 9 2009

In this brief update we consider an ECJ decision concerning the circumstances in which an economic entity retains its identity when it is integrated into the transferee's organisation post transfer and a recent tribunal decision on the application of TUPE when a client changes law firms

Working time opt-out

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • March 13 2009

The European Commission has rejected the European Parliament's proposal to discontinue the opt-out from the maximum average 48-hour week

ECJ confirms that the UK compulsory retirement age is capable of justification

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • March 6 2009

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has confirmed that the compulsory retirement provisions of the Age Discrimination Regulations are capable of being justified