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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


Offshore workers lose holiday claim in the Employment Appeal Tribunal
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 12 2009

The EAT has held that offshore workers can be required to take their annual holiday entitlement under the Working Time Regulations (WTR) during onshore field breaks (Craig and others v Transocean International Resources Ltd and others


Pensions and unfair dismissal
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 13 2009

In Roberts v Aegon, the EAT has held that when calculating compensation for unfair dismissal, loss of earnings and pension loss can be approached differently


How fair is your redundancy process?
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 12 2009

The EAT, in the case of E-Zec Medical Transport Services Ltd v Gregory, has held that a redundancy dismissal was unfair where the application of the selection criteria was based on a manager's subjective personal judgement, unsupported by any objective evidence


Consultation on the public sector equality duty
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 10 2009

The Government Equalities Office has published a consultation on the proposals for public sector equality duties under the Equality Bill


Minimum wage for apprentices
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 10 2009

The Government has asked the Low Pay Commission to consider the detailed arrangements for an apprentice minimum wage under the NMW framework and to recommend the rate and arrangements that should replace the existing exemptions, together with the timing for its introduction


Terminating agency workers in a downturn what will change when the Agency Workers Directive is implemented?
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 12 2009

BMW was criticised for being opportunist when it recently terminated the engagement of a large number of agency workers at its Mini manufacturing plant in Cowley, Oxford, giving them only one hour's notice


Statutory dismissal procedures
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 13 2009

From 6 April, the statutory dismissal procedures will be abolished


Legislative round up
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 9 2010

In this round up of recent and forthcoming legislative changes, we provide a summary of legislation that has come into force in the last few months and report on the new National Minimum Wage rates that will apply from October 2010, the draft Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses (Amendment) Regulations 2010, draft regulations requiring certain banks and building societies to disclose the remuneration packages of executives earning £500,000 or more, and a European Commission consultation on the options for reviewing the Working Time Directive


Withdrawing benefits from striking employees
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 9 2010

BA's threat to withdraw travel discounts from striking employees is intimidation, according to the trade union, but fair tactics according to BA