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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


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


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


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


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


Holidays and sick pay where are we now?
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • December 10 2009

From our recent E-Bulletins on the evolving issue of how statutory holiday relates to sick leave, you will know how complex this area has become


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


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


European Commission adopts proposals to increase parental leave
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • European Union
  • September 17 2009

The European Commission has adopted proposals to increase the existing right to take unpaid parental leave from three to four months per parent, and to extend parental leave rights to workers, as well as employees


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