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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


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


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


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


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


Opt-out to stay
  • Shepherd and 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 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


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


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


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