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UK Government provides further details on “protected conversations”
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • June 22 2012

Last year the Government said it wanted to allow employers to have “frank discussions” with staff about performance or retirement without fear of such exchanges being used against them in subsequent Employment Tribunal proceedings

France introduces radical labour market reforms
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • France
  • May 17 2013

On 14 May 2013, the French Senate passed a controversial new law giving employers greater flexibility to respond to changing economic conditions

Shared parental leave and pay - UK government issues response
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • November 29 2013

The Government has today confirmed that it will be introducing the new system of shared parental leave and pay in 2015. The new arrangements will

Changes to collective redundancy rules
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • March 15 2013

The current 90-day minimum period for collective redundancies of 100 or more employees at one establishment will be reduced to 45 days. The

Have you updated your flexible working policy?
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • May 12 2014

On 30 June 2014, the right to request flexible working will be extended to all employees with at least 26 weeks' continuous service, rather than just

UK employment law changes from 1 October action points for employers
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • September 30 2014

A new right now available to employees and qualifying agency workers. It applies to the pregnant woman’s husband, civil partner or partner (including

Can obesity amount to a disability? Yes, says European Advocate General
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • July 17 2014

The Advocate General in Kaltoft v Billund Kommune has advised that obesity may amount to a disability for discrimination purposes. However, his

Zero hours contracts - UK government consults on tackling avoidance of the ban on exclusivity clauses
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • August 27 2014

The Government announced in June (see our 25 June alert) that it intends to "ban" the use of exclusivity clauses in zero hours contracts. The

European court rules that obesity is not a disability but its effects may be
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union
  • December 18 2014

In Kaltoft v Billund Kommune the ECJ has today confirmed that obesity does not in itself constitute a disability for the purposes of the EU Equal

“Without prejudice” rule remains intact
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • August 18 2010

The "without prejudice" rule provides that written or oral communications which are made for the purpose of a genuine attempt to compromise a dispute between parties may generally not be admitted in evidence