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Government plans for employment law changes
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 7 2011

BIS is consulting until 8 August 2011 on the following proposals.


New resources
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 7 2011

Revised CIPDTUC guide on Managing Age reflecting the removal of the default retirement age and other changes.


New European Works Council rules
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union
  • June 7 2011

Amendments to regulations on European Works Councils came into force on 5 June 2011, giving effect to the recast EU Directive.


Tax: problems with concession for legal fees on termination
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 5 2011

Currently an extra statutory concession provides that an employee's legal fees in connection with the termination of employment are tax-free if they are paid by the employer to the employee's lawyer under the terms of a settlement agreement, or are paid pursuant to a court or tribunal order.


Legislation: equality code, agency workers, maternity rights, unfair dismissal qualifying period
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 5 2010

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has now published the final version of the Statutory Code of Practice on Employment which tribunals are required to take into account when applying the Equality Act 2010.


Coalition plans: extension of flexible work rights, additional paternity leave, requests for time off for training
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 1 2010

The government has announced that:the right to request flexible working will be extended to parents with children under 18 (increased from 17) from April 2011.


Legislation: equality bill, new minimum wage rates, EU Parental Leave and Working Time Directives
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 1 2010

The Equality Bill has now been passed by the House of Lords with a few amendments to be considered by the Commons on 6 April 2010.


Employers may be able to use a general right to vary terms to alter pay
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 8 2010

Employers may be able to rely on a general clause allowing unilateral changes to terms and conditions to alter key terms such as pay, provided they act reasonably in doing so.


Transfers of an undertaking may be delayed by new consultation duty
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • France
  • December 4 2009

Following a decision of the French Supreme Court dated 29 September 2009, it may now be necessary to obtain the opinion of the health and safety committee (CHSCT), in addition to the works council's opinion, in relation to the proposed transfer of an undertaking.