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Consultation on implementation of Agency Workers Directive
  • Shepherd & 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 & 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 & 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 & 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


ECJ confirms that part payment of salary in vouchers is a taxable for VAT purposes
  • Shepherd & 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


EU proposes extension of paid maternity leave
  • Shepherd & 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


Age limit of 30 for recruits to German fire service was lawful
  • Shepherd & 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


Maximum age for doctors and dentists could be justified
  • Shepherd & 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 & 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


A worker dismissed during part-time parental leave is entitled to "full-time" notice pay
  • Shepherd & 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