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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


Other news in brief
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • October 22 2010

The European Commission has confirmed that a second-stage consultation with Social Partners on proposals to amend the Working Time Directive (principally in relation to the maximum 48-hour working week opt-out and on-call time) will take place this Autumn


ECJ rules Spanish “breastfeeding” law unjustified
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union, Spain
  • October 22 2010

In Spain female employees are allowed to take time off work - up to an hour during the day or a half-hour reduction in the working day - to feed a baby under nine months of age


German compulsory retirement age is lawful, says ECJ
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union, Germany
  • October 22 2010

Earlier this month the ECJ gave a welcome boost to employers looking to retain a contractual retirement age when it confirmed that a provision in a collective agreement requiring employees to retire at 65 was lawful


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


Should employees on long-term sick leave accrue holiday indefinitely?
  • Squire Sanders Hammonds
  • European Union
  • July 22 2011

And finally, with the holiday season upon us, it seems only right that we should highlight a recent case working its way through the European Courts which may curtail the holiday that employees can claim to accrue during periods of long-term sick leave


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


Other European news in brief
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union
  • August 20 2009

On 1 July 2009 France’s national minimum hourly wage increased from 8.71 to 8.82


Parental leave could increase to four months
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union
  • August 20 2009

European employer and trade union representatives (the so-called "Social Partners") have recently agreed that the minimum period of parental leave should increase from three to four months