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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


UK employment law changes - what’s coming into force on 1 October?
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • September 18 2014

The National Minimum Wage rates applying from 1 October: The adult rate for workers aged 21 and over will increase by 19p from £6.31 to £6.50 per


UK Government bans exclusivity clauses in zero hours contracts
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • June 26 2014

The Business Secretary, Vince Cable, has announced plans to "ban" exclusivity clauses in zero hours contracts. These are clauses which seek to


Employee shareholders
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • March 15 2013

In Autumn 2013, the UK Government is introducing a new employee shareholder arrangement whereby employees can give up some of their employment rights


Enforced subject access to become a criminal offence from 10 March 2015
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • March 9 2015

From 10 March 2015, section 56 of the Data Protection Act 1998 will prevent employers from requiring potential or existing employees, or people


Shared parental leave: 10 things you need to know
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • March 3 2015

The new rights apply to parents of children due on or after 5 April 2015. Similar rights apply to adoptive parents, as well as to parents of a child


Woolworths case to be referred to the ECJ
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • January 23 2014

Yesterday the Court of Appeal decided to refer the "Woolworths case" to the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ). This turn of events was not


Consultations on flexible working code and shared parental leave
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • February 27 2013

The Government announced last November that the right to request flexible working will be extended to all employees and the current statutory


Disciplinary investigations how far must you go?
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • November 25 2013

November 2013 How far must an employer go when investigating an allegation of misconduct? This is often something that employers are concerned about