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Mine your language European decision reinforces recruitment best practice
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union
  • October 1 2015

Maybe surprisingly for a country which has traditionally overcome its limited second language capability by slowing its speech and raising its voice


“Having a sickly time. weather awful...”
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • October 29 2009

The recent European Court of Justice decision in Pereda v Madrid Movilidad SA that a worker who is sick during his statutory annual leave is entitled to take a replacement period of leave at a later date (even outside the current leave year) has caused much consternation amongst employers and HR teams in particular, not the least because of the potential for abuse and the additional cost implications


ECJ restores order in UK collective redundancy dismissals
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • April 30 2015

USDAW v Ethel Austin, better known as the Woolworths case, was a challenge by trade union USDAW to the established reading of Section 188 of the


UK employment aspects of the new EU Trade Secrets Directive
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union
  • January 12 2016

One of the most litigated but least legislated aspects of the UK employment relationship is the concept of the trade secret. Over the years there


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


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


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


New guidance on UK holiday pay may not be Acas’ finest hour
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom, European Union
  • June 3 2015

Are you struggling how to know how to calculate holiday pay at the moment? Do you add in commissions or overtime or not? If you need some reasonably


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