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Are workers on long-term sick entitled to paid annual leave?
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • June 26 2009

Believe it or not, the Tribunals and Courts have been debating this issue since 2003 when Mr Ainsworth and his colleagues first presented their claims for unpaid holiday pay


Careless talk, costs, lies
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • May 28 2009

In Daleside Nursing Home v Matthew the Employment Appeal Tribunal decided earlier this year that an Employment Tribunal should have considered a costs award on the grounds of unreasonable behaviour against a Claimant found to have lied about a central plank of her allegations


Do employees have the right to be legally represented at disciplinary hearings?
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • March 31 2009

Possibly, but only if you are a public sector employer and the charges against the employee are sufficiently serious


Mediation at work
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • March 31 2009

A recent study by the CIPD has identified that "conflict and bullying tend to increase during financial downturns and managers need to be ready to address incidents early so as not to let them damage wellbeing or performance"


Exercise care when drafting discretionary bonus schemes
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • March 31 2009

If employers wish to retain a wide discretion when it comes to paying bonus payments they need to be very clear about which elements of the scheme are discretionary merely using the word "discretionary" will not be sufficient to avoid the risk of a claim


German government extends short-time working benefits
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • Germany
  • June 26 2009

In Germany short-time working has been a key element in the Federal Government’s response to the current recession


French Supreme Court seeks to curtail employers’ discretion
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • France
  • June 26 2009

The Employment Chamber of the French Supreme Court recently ruled that whilst employers retain the right to grant bonuses to some employees and not others, any difference in treatment must be justified in an objective manner


Spain takes steps to tackle rising unemployment
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • Spain
  • June 26 2009

New legislation came into force on 6 March as a result of the need for urgent action to address Spain’s worsening economic situation


Spanish attempts to halt early retirement
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • Spain
  • April 23 2009

The Spanish government is considering introducing measures to stop employers using early retirement as a way of cutting jobs in the current climate


Be clear about the termination date
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • April 23 2009

Negotiations over the terms of a Compromise Agreement can sometimes become protracted and the proposed termination date set out in the draft Agreement may come and go