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Should employees on long-term sick leave accrue holiday indefinitely?

  • Squire Sanders Hammonds
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  • European Union
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  • July 22 2011

And finally, with the holiday season upon us, it seems only right that we should highlight a recent case working its way through the European Courts which may curtail the holiday that employees can claim to accrue during periods of long-term sick leave

ECJ rules Spanish “breastfeeding” law unjustified

  • Squire Patton Boggs
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  • European Union, Spain
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  • October 22 2010

In Spain female employees are allowed to take time off work - up to an hour during the day or a half-hour reduction in the working day - to feed a baby under nine months of age

Other news in brief

  • Squire Patton Boggs
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • October 22 2010

The European Commission has confirmed that a second-stage consultation with Social Partners on proposals to amend the Working Time Directive (principally in relation to the maximum 48-hour working week opt-out and on-call time) will take place this Autumn

German compulsory retirement age is lawful, says ECJ

  • Squire Patton Boggs
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  • European Union, Germany
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  • October 22 2010

Earlier this month the ECJ gave a welcome boost to employers looking to retain a contractual retirement age when it confirmed that a provision in a collective agreement requiring employees to retire at 65 was lawful

Europe-wide concern about workplace stress

  • Squire Patton Boggs
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  • European Union
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  • June 14 2010

The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) has published a document entitled the 'European Survey of Enterprises on New and Emerging Risks' which reveals that although four out of five European managers are concerned about work-related stress issues, less than a third of employers have procedures in place to deal with stress

Service-related statutory notice provision held to be discriminatory

  • Squire Patton Boggs
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  • European Union, Germany
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  • February 25 2010

The notice periods to be given by employers terminating an employee's employment under German law are regulated in Paragraph 622(2) of the German Civil Code

EU economic growth resumes

  • Squire Patton Boggs
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  • European Union
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  • February 25 2010

According to the European Commission's 'EU Employment Situation and Social Outlook' monthly monitor for February 2010, economic growth has resumed in the European Union, although the recovery remains fragile