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Working time opt-out
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • March 13 2009

The European Commission has rejected the European Parliament's proposal to discontinue the opt-out from the maximum average 48-hour week


Consultation on implementation of Agency Workers Directive
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • May 15 2009

The Agency Workers Directive provides for equal treatment of agency workers after 12 weeks' employment


Consultation on amendments to the Pregnant Workers Directive
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • May 15 2009

The Government is seeking views on the European Commission's proposal to amend the Pregnant Workers Directive


Amended European Works Council Directive adopted
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • European Union
  • May 15 2009

The European Commission has updated the European Works Council (EWC) Directive, with a view to improving the role of EWCs in relation to corporate restructuring and involving employees in decision-making


Opt-out to stay
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • European Union
  • May 15 2009

Ongoing negotiations between the European Parliament and member states over proposed amendments to the Working Time Directive have now collapsed without agreement being reached


Retention of Working Time opt-out likely
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • April 9 2009

At a recent meeting, the EU's Conciliation Committee was unable to resolve the difference between the European Parliament and member states over proposed amendments to the Working Time Directive that would have resulted in the removal of the right to opt-out of the maximum 48-hour week


TUPE update
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • April 9 2009

In this brief update we consider an ECJ decision concerning the circumstances in which an economic entity retains its identity when it is integrated into the transferee's organisation post transfer and a recent tribunal decision on the application of TUPE when a client changes law firms


ECJ confirms that part payment of salary in vouchers is a taxable for VAT purposes
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • September 10 2010

In its judgment in the case of Astra Zeneca UK Limited v HRMC, the European Court of Justice has followed the Advocate General's opinion that part payment of salary to employees in the form of vouchers is a taxable supply for VAT purposes


A worker dismissed during part-time parental leave is entitled to "full-time" notice pay
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • European Union
  • November 17 2009

In Meerts v Proost NV the ECJ held that the Framework Agreement on Parental Leave, annexed to the Parental Leave Directive, entitles workers who are dismissed during part-time parental leave to receive compensation relating to their notice pay based on their full-time salary, rather than their reduced part-time parental leave salary


ECJ rules on "contemplating" collective redundancies
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • European Union
  • October 12 2009

A recent decision of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) in relation to collective redundancies (Akavan Erityisalojen Keskuslitto AEK ry v Fujitsu Siemens Computers) has confirmed that the obligation to consult with employee representatives is triggered when a strategic decision is taken that will result in the employer contemplating or planning for redundancies