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Spanish holidays?

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • European Union, Spain
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  • September 17 2009

The ECJ has held, in a case referred from the Spanish Courts, that an employee who was sick during a scheduled holiday could not be forced to take annual leave during a period of sick leave

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

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

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

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

Amended European Works Council Directive adopted

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • European Union
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  • May 15 2009

The European Commission has updated the European Works Council (EWC) Directive, with a view to improving the role of EWCs in relation to corporate restructuring and involving employees in decision-making

Opt-out to stay

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
  • -
  • European Union
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  • May 15 2009

Ongoing negotiations between the European Parliament and member states over proposed amendments to the Working Time Directive have now collapsed without agreement being reached

European Commission adopts proposals to increase parental leave

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • European Union
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  • September 17 2009

The European Commission has adopted proposals to increase the existing right to take unpaid parental leave from three to four months per parent, and to extend parental leave rights to workers, as well as employees