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EU: trade secrets directive slowly progresses through European Parliament
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union
  • May 8 2015

The EU "Trade Secrets Directive" is gradually making its way through the European Parliament. The Committee on Legal Affairs (JURI) has yet to adopt


UK: ECJ follows Advocate General’s opinion and reinstates previous law on collective redundancy threshold
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union
  • April 30 2015

The European Court of Justice has this morning given its judgment in the case of USDAW v Woolworths on the trigger for collective redundancy


UK: tribunal confirms that UK regulations can be read as requiring commission to be reflected in statutory holiday pay
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • March 27 2015

Readers will be familiar with recent EU and UK caselaw ruling that the UK Working Time Regulations fail to properly implement EU law, which


Collective redundancies: Advocate General gives employer-friendly opinion supporting 'one establishment' test
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union
  • February 10 2015

A year ago the Court of Appeal referred to the European Court of Justice the case of USDAW v Woolworths on the trigger for collective redundancy


UK: pro-employer ECJ Advocate General opinion on test for collective redundancies consultation
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union
  • February 9 2015

A year ago the Court of Appeal referred to the European Court of Justice the case of USDAW v Woolworths on the trigger for collective redundancy


Europe: EU employers face significant financial risk due to holiday pay ruling
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • January 30 2015

In May 2014 the European Court of Justice ruled that pay for statutory holiday entitlement under the EU Working Time Directive must reflect 'normal


Round-up of UK employment law developments in JulyAugust 2014
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • September 1 2014

The Advocate General of the ECJ has given his opinion rejecting the contention that EU law prohibits discrimination on the ground of obesity per se


UK: ECJ opinion that obesity is not a disability, but severely obese employees may be disabled
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • July 22 2014

The Advocate General of the European Court of Justice has given his opinion rejecting the contention that EU law prohibits discrimination on the


UK: EU legislation update: board diversity and pregnant workers
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • July 17 2014

The President of the Council of Ministers has issued a Progress Report confirming that there is not yet consensus on passing the EU Gender Directive


EU Gender Directive: Council of Ministers’ Progress Report indicates there is not yet consensus
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union
  • June 26 2014

The EU Parliament voted in favour of the draft EU Gender Directive to address gender balance on corporate boards in November 2013 and the Directive