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EU proposals on maternity leave and the gender pay gap
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union
  • March 8 2010

The European Parliament is to consider proposals put forward by its Women's Rights Committee to extend the minimum period of maternity leave from 14 to 20 weeks, on full pay


New rights for agency workers
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • September 14 2011

The landscape for agency workers is about to change


Pregnant employees: EU law permits cessation of allowances for specific tasks no longer being performed
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • August 9 2010

The ECJ has ruled that a pregnant employee who is suspended or moved to a new role on health and safety grounds must continue to receive any allowance related to occupational status eg seniority, length of service or qualifications


TUPE: may apply to service company employees working in business being transferred
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • November 5 2010

The ECJ has ruled that the Acquired Rights Directive on the transfer of undertakings can apply where a business is being sold by an operating company but the employees assigned to work in that business are actually employed by a service company in the group


Age discrimination: ECJ endorses the use of default retirement ages but condemns severance schemes which may force employees to take early retirement
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union
  • November 5 2010

The ECJ has ruled that a German law providing for a default retirement age to be set by collective agreement, and the collective agreement setting that age at 65, were justified


Tax: VAT charge on retail vouchers
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union
  • October 1 2010

The European Court of Justice has ruled that part payment of salary to employees in the form of retail vouchers is a taxable supply for VAT purposes


New European Works Council rules
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union
  • June 7 2011

Amendments to regulations on European Works Councils came into force on 5 June 2011, giving effect to the recast EU Directive


Agency workers: government's proposals for implementing EU law
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • June 5 2009

The government has set out its proposals for implementing the new EU Directive on agency workers


EU requires changes to UK law on works councils and discrimination
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • December 4 2009

The government is consulting until 12 February 2010 on changes to the European Works Council regulations required by a revised EU Directive and due to come into force on 5 June 2011


Termination during parental leave: EU right to full salary notice pay
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • December 4 2009

Employers may face arguments that an employee dismissed while on parental leave must always be paid full salary in respect of their notice period