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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


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


UK: collective redundancy obligations: Woolworths case referred to ECJ
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • March 7 2014

The Court of Appeal has decided to refer to the European Court of Justice the case ofUSDAW v Woolworths on the trigger for collective redundancy


Round-up of UK employment law developments in March 2014
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union
  • April 11 2014

Employers will need to update their flexible work and family-related leave policies over the next few months, following the Children and Families Act


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


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: 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: 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


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


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