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UK: Supreme Court refuses to hear statutory holiday pay case
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom, European Union
  • March 1 2017

The Supreme Court yesterday refused British Gas permission to appeal the Court of Appeal ruling that statutory holiday pay must include results-based


UK: Jurisdiction - claims for EU-derived rights may only be brought in the UK if working within the EU
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • February 17 2017

In Wittenberg v Sunset Personnel Services the EAT has reiterated its view, originally given in Hasan v Shell International (see our blog post), that


Practical steps for employers when preparing for the EU General Data Protection Regulation
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • November 7 2016

The General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR") aims to harmonise data protection procedures and enforcement across the European Union. It will apply


New publications: introduction of judicial assessment, Acas guidance, pregnancy and maternity pledge, national minimum wage, and impact of Brexit on English law contracts
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • October 11 2016

The President of the Employment Tribunals (England and Wales) has issued Presidential Guidance in force from 3 October, setting out a procedure for


Government announcements: workers' rights post Brexit, employee representation on boards, employment of foreign workers, and review of modern employment practices
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • October 11 2016

At the Conservative Party conference, Theresa May announced plans to repeal the 1972 European Communities Act, which gives direct effect to EU law in


UK: Headscarf bans - conflicting opinions from EU Advocate-Generals create uncertainty
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • September 14 2016

Our last e-bulletin reported the controversial opinion of the Advocate-General in Achbita v G4S Secure Solutions that a ban on all visible signs of


UK: Statutory holiday - rights during garden leaveother leave and pay
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • September 14 2016

The ECJ has ruled that workers placed on garden leave are not entitled under EU law to pay in lieu of unused holiday they could have taken during the


Round-up of UK employment law developments in MayJune 2016
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • July 4 2016

Following the Leave vote on 23 June, employers are faced with a period of considerable uncertainty. The leaving process is put in train by giving a


EU referendum
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • April 29 2016

With the EU Referendum date looming, employers will be considering the potential impact of an exit from the EU. From an employment law perspective


UK: What are my rights if my job is relocated due to a Brexit?
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • April 28 2016

If your employer decides to relocate your job and you do not wish to relocate, this is likely to constitute a redundancy situation. You cannot