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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


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


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”


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


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


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


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


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


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