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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


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


Spanish holidays?
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • European Union, Spain
  • September 17 2009

The ECJ has held, in a case referred from the Spanish Courts, that an employee who was sick during a scheduled holiday could not be forced to take annual leave during a period of sick leave


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


Advocate General considers that restricting recruitment to age 30 is justifiable
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • European Union
  • October 12 2009

The Advocate General has issued her opinion in the case of Wolf v Stadt Frankfurt which questions whether the restriction on applications to join the German fire service to those under age 30 amounts to age discrimination under the Equal Treatment Directive


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


Maximum age for doctors and dentists could be justified
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • European Union, Germany
  • February 11 2010

The ECJ has considered the legality of legislation introducing a maximum age of 68 for doctors and dentists in the German NHS


Age-related notice was discriminatory
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • Germany, European Union
  • February 11 2010

German legislation, which provided for notice periods to be calculated according to length of service but did not take into account any service below the age of 25, discriminated on the grounds of age


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


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