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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


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


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


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


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


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


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 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