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ECJ confirms that the UK compulsory retirement age is capable of justification
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • March 6 2009

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has confirmed that the compulsory retirement provisions of the Age Discrimination Regulations are capable of being justified


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


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


Age limit of 30 for recruits to German fire service was lawful
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • European Union, Germany
  • February 11 2010

The ECJ has held that a German law, which prevented individuals over the age of 30 applying to the fire service, was lawful


EU proposes extension of paid maternity leave
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • March 11 2010

The Women's Rights Committee of the European Parliament has voted in favour of extending the minimum entitlement to maternity leave across Europe to 20 weeks on full pay


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


Consultation on amendments to implement recast European Works Council Directive
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom, European Union
  • December 10 2009

Under the existing European Works Council Directive, multinationals based in the EU are required to keep employees informed of developments at a European level