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Squire Patton Boggs | USA | 13 Jul 2016

Highlights of the proposed regulations under section 457(f)

U.S. Internal Revenue Code 457(f) addresses federal income taxation of certain types of “nonqualified” deferred compensation plans and arrangements

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Squire Patton Boggs | European Union | 18 Dec 2014

European court rules that obesity is not a disability but its effects may be

In Kaltoft v Billund Kommune the ECJ has today confirmed that obesity does not in itself constitute a disability for the purposes of the EU Equal

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Squire Patton Boggs | United Kingdom, European Union | 17 Jul 2014

Can obesity amount to a disability? Yes, says European Advocate General

The Advocate General in Kaltoft v Billund Kommune has advised that obesity may amount to a disability for discrimination purposes. However, his

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Squire Patton Boggs | United Kingdom | 19 Dec 2013

Watch out if...you rely on occupational health advice to decide whether an employee is disabled

Many employers rely on the advice of occupational health advisers when trying to determine whether an employee is disabled for the purposes of the

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Squire Patton Boggs | United Kingdom | 31 Mar 2011

What’s coming into force in April 2011?

A number of employment law changes will be taking place in April 2011.

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Squire Patton Boggs | United Kingdom | 6 Jul 2010

When is depression a disability? EAT guidance on how to approach the issue

In 2009 the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence estimated that 13.7 million working days are lost each year in the UK because of work-related mental health conditions including stress, depression and anxiety at an annual cost to UK employers of more than £28 billion.

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Squire Patton Boggs | Spain | 30 Apr 2010

Who is liable in a work-related accident?

The Spanish Supreme Court recently held that a company is not responsible for an accident which occurs on its premises but not in its workplace (i.e. the place where it carries out its business activities) if the injured employee works for a subcontractor company which carries out a different business from that of the company.

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Squire Patton Boggs | United Kingdom | 31 Mar 2010

Sick notes to be replaced by ‘Fit Notes' from 6 April 2010

From 6 April 2010, the sick note an employee currently has to obtain from his GP if he is absent from work for eight days or more will be replaced by a new "Statement of Fitness for Work" medical statement (known as a "Fit Note") in the form below.

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