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New European Works Council rules
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union
  • June 7 2011

Amendments to regulations on European Works Councils came into force on 5 June 2011, giving effect to the recast EU Directive


EU agreement to tough restrictions on bonuses
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union
  • July 2 2010

The European Parliament and Council have, this week, announced proposed amendments to the Capital Requirements Directive, aimed to tackle the "excessive and imprudent risk-taking in the banking sector"


Remuneration
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • November 23 2010

The remuneration aspects of the amended Capital Requirements Directive (CRD 3) are required to be implemented in Member States by 1 January 2011


TUPE: may apply to service company employees working in business being transferred
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • November 5 2010

The ECJ has ruled that the Acquired Rights Directive on the transfer of undertakings can apply where a business is being sold by an operating company but the employees assigned to work in that business are actually employed by a service company in the group


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 October 2012
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • November 6 2012

Employers could face a substantial increase in historic equal pay claims


New rights for agency workers
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • September 14 2011

The landscape for agency workers is about to change


Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive - remuneration
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • July 21 2011

It is imperative for HR professionals, in-house counsel, compliance officers and others with responsibility for remuneration-related issues within firms who will be covered by the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive ("AIFMD") to be aware of the impact of the AIFMD on the structure and form of remuneration


Pregnant employees: EU law permits cessation of allowances for specific tasks no longer being performed
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • August 9 2010

The ECJ has ruled that a pregnant employee who is suspended or moved to a new role on health and safety grounds must continue to receive any allowance related to occupational status eg seniority, length of service or qualifications


Working time: EU law allows employees to reclaim holiday if they are ill
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • October 2 2009

A worker who is sick during statutory holiday should be allowed under EU law to take the holiday at a later date, if necessary in the following holiday year, according to the ECJ