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Trade secrets: will the trade secrets directive deliver a unified approach across the EU?
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, France, Germany, Spain, United Kingdom
  • January 18 2016

The European Parliament and EU Council have agreed the terms of a Trade Secrets Directive that aims to harmonise the definition and protection of


UK: European Court of Justice ruling on working time creates headache for employers of peripatetic workers
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • November 20 2015

The European Court of Justice has ruled that, for peripatetic employees with no fixed or habitual workplace, time spent travelling from home to the


UK: statutory holiday: recalculation of entitlement to reflect change to hours need not be retrospective
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • November 16 2015

The ECJ has confirmed that, when a worker increases their hours during the leave year, the statutory leave entitlement going forward must be


UK: ECJ rules that travel to and from home may count as working time for peripatetic workers
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • September 14 2015

The ECJ has followed the Advocate-General’s opinion in Federacion de Servicios Privados v Tyco Integrated Security (reported in our blog here) that


UK: indirect discrimination: those who suffer alongside a disadvantaged group may bring claims
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • August 6 2015

The ECJ has ruled that the EU concept of indirect discrimination permits claims to be brought by individuals who are not actually part of the


Round-up of UK employment law developments in July 2015
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • August 6 2015

Employees unable or unwilling to take their 4 weeks’ EU-derived statutory holiday because of sickness absence continuing to the end of the leave year


UK: Court of Appeal due to consider whether US exclusive jurisdiction clause or EU jurisdiction rules should prevail
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom, USA
  • June 9 2015

The Court of Appeal is due to consider whether a UK-domiciled employee's right under EU rules to be sued only in the UK should be given precedence


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


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