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EU Advocate General’s decision on obesity as disability makes fat lot of difference
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union
  • July 17 2014

In the end, the Advocate General reached the inevitable conclusion that obesity by itself is not automatically a disability, but can be if and when


Refusing rest breaks without saying no
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • November 21 2016

All the lawyers are saying that Brexit won’t make any difference to English employment law (and in terms of black and white statute law that is


Holiday pay in the UK - the great unanswered question
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • November 3 2016

As we have said many times before on this blog, it is all very well for the Courts and Tribunals to say that overtime must be “taken into account”


European Court of Human Rights rejects crucifix appeals (again)
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom, European Union
  • June 6 2013

Those who thought that the debate about where to draw the line in accommodating religious beliefs at work had been pretty much ended by the


“Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable”. Main parties’ employment manifestos reviewed
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • May 19 2017

General Elections. Don’t they seem to come round more frequently than they used to? A tough call for voters, this particular one, not just because of


Restrictive covenant survey responses - the case for change?
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • July 6 2016

On 16 June, following a Government Call for Evidence, we sent out a survey to over 4,000 of our clients and contacts in HR and Legal teams to


Euro crisis - workers feel the strain
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union
  • July 13 2012

Depressing reading last week from the second European Opinion Poll on Occupational Safety and Health


Social responsibility in sub-contracting chains
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union
  • April 23 2009

The European Parliament has adopted a resolution calling for more social responsibility in sub-contracting chains, in particular the need for legislation introducing joint and several liability to deal with the cross-border dimensions of sub-contracting


Europe-wide concern about workplace stress
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union
  • June 14 2010

The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) has published a document entitled the 'European Survey of Enterprises on New and Emerging Risks' which reveals that although four out of five European managers are concerned about work-related stress issues, less than a third of employers have procedures in place to deal with stress


Service-related statutory notice provision held to be discriminatory
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union, Germany
  • February 25 2010

The notice periods to be given by employers terminating an employee's employment under German law are regulated in Paragraph 622(2) of the German Civil Code