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Employment law reform proposals: Queen's Speech, Brexit, and the Taylor Review
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • August 2 2017

The Queen's Speech on 21 June 2017 set out the government's programme for the next two years and was inevitably dominated by Brexit-related


UK: Gig economy- Taylor Review released
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • July 12 2017

The Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices "Good Work" was published yesterday. It considers how technology platforms have impacted working


Taylor Review recognises benefits of gig economy but calls for additional employment law rights for “dependent contractors” and tax reform
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom, European Union
  • July 11 2017

The Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices “Good Work” was published this morning. It considers how technology platforms have impacted working


Brexit and EU citizens’ rights - UK proposals and action points for employers
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • June 30 2017

The UK Government has published its proposals for safeguarding the position of EU citizens living in the UK post Brexit (link). Settling the future


UK: ECJ rules dress code requiring neutral appearance may be lawful
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • April 3 2017

The European Court of Justice has finally handed down its judgment in two cases involving employees dismissed for wearing an Islamic headscarf at


UK: Supreme Court refuses to hear statutory holiday pay case
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • March 1 2017

The Supreme Court yesterday refused British Gas permission to appeal the Court of Appeal ruling that statutory holiday pay must include results-based


UK: Jurisdiction - claims for EU-derived rights may only be brought in the UK if working within the EU
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • February 17 2017

In Wittenberg v Sunset Personnel Services the EAT has reiterated its view, originally given in Hasan v Shell International (see our blog post), that


Practical steps for employers when preparing for the EU General Data Protection Regulation
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • November 7 2016

The General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR") aims to harmonise data protection procedures and enforcement across the European Union. It will apply


UK: Headscarf bans - conflicting opinions from EU Advocate-Generals create uncertainty
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • September 14 2016

Our last e-bulletin reported the controversial opinion of the Advocate-General in Achbita v G4S Secure Solutions that a ban on all visible signs of


UK: Statutory holiday - rights during garden leaveother leave and pay
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • September 14 2016

The ECJ has ruled that workers placed on garden leave are not entitled under EU law to pay in lieu of unused holiday they could have taken during the