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Holiday: right to carry over can be limited to 4 week EU-derived entitlement
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 9 2013

Recent ECJ case law has established that workers unable to take statutory holiday due to sickness must be permitted to carry over their unused


Round-up of UK employment law developments in November 2012
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • December 11 2012

UK law may need to be amended to protect employees from dismissal because of their political beliefs or affiliation


Round-up of UK employment law developments in December 2012January 2013
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 11 2013

The cap on the compensatory award for unfair dismissal increased to £74,200 from 1 February 2013 (from £72,300). The cap on weekly pay (used to


Changes to employment tribunal process 2013: what you need to know
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 25 2013

New Employment Tribunal rules come into force on 29 July 2013. Employers need to be aware of some important changes, which will affect how claims are


Round-up of UK employment law developments in June 2013
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 9 2013

The new protection for pre-termination negotiations introduced by the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act will come into force on 29 July 2013. This


Round-up of UK employment law developments in October 2013
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 13 2013

Employers may need to consider paying for an employee with workrelated stress and depression to have private psychiatric counselling and cognitive


Disciplinegrievances: employees can choose 'unreasonable' companion
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 9 2013

The EAT has ruled that employees exercising the statutory right to be accompanied at a disciplinary or grievance hearing are entitled to have present


UK: changes to employment law in force 6 April 2014
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 11 2014

Employers should bear in mind the following changes which apply from 6 April 2014 (click on the links for summaries of the changes in previous


Round-up of employment law developments in May 2013
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 10 2013

It has been reported that the EAT has ruled that the obligation to inform and consult for collective redundancies applies whenever an employer


Maternity: potential change to rights on surrogacy
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • October 9 2013

Two conflicting ECJ Advocate General opinions have been given on the issue of whether an intended mother who has a baby via surrogacy should be