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Mason Hayes & Curran | Ireland | 30 Jun 2017

Employment Update: Recent Labour Court Decision on Retirement Age

A recent Labour Court decision highlights the importance of specifying retirement ages in contracts of employment. The Court found that dismissing an


DLA Piper | Germany | 27 Apr 2016

A company’s early retirement scheme does not constitute discrimination under the Equal Treatment Act

The Federal Labour Court (BAG) ruled in March (docket no.: 8 AZR 67714) that a company’s early retirement pension scheme does not violate the German


Heenan Blaikie LLP | European Union, Germany | 20 Sep 2011

Airline's retirement policy grounded by European court ruling

Richard Lister of Lewis Silkin LLP (the UK member of Ius Laboris of which Heenan Blaikie is the Canadian member firm) has posted this article at Global Employment Law:.


LK Shields | Ireland | 19 Jul 2011

The implications of increasing the state pension age

The National Pensions Framework published in March 2010 indicates that the State Pension Age will be increased gradually to 68 years.


Kingsley Napley | United Kingdom | 9 Jun 2011

After the abolition of the default retirement age, is it ever possible to retire an employee?

The default retirement age of 65 was effectively abolished on 6 April 2011. Employers, and many employment law practitioners, appear to be resigned to a future without compulsory retirement for older employees.


Kingsley Napley | United Kingdom | 12 May 2011

Abolition of the default retirement age

6 April passed without quite the bang that itshould have caused.


Mayer Brown | United Kingdom | 12 Apr 2011

Abolition of the default retirement age - incentive plans and insured benefits

The UK default retirement age provisions were abolished with effect from 6 April 2011.


LK Shields | Ireland | 9 Mar 2011

What's another year?

In Ireland, you have to retire at 65, don't you?


RPC | United Kingdom | 25 Jan 2011

Phasing out the national default retirement age is it on your radar?

On 13 January 2011, the Government confirmed that the national default retirement age (DRA) will be abolished as planned on a phased basis beginning April 2011 and ending in October 2011.


Reed Smith LLP | Hong Kong | 1 Dec 2010

Recent decision - a claim for a right to extend employment beyond the contractually agreed retirement age

The plaintiff employee was a former commercial airline pilot of the defendant employer Cathay Pacific and was retired on his birthday in accordance with the employer’s Conditions of Service 1999, which provided that “the normal retirement age is 55”.

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