A recent Labour Court decision highlights the importance of specifying retirement ages in contracts of employment. The Court found that dismissing an
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
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:.
The National Pensions Framework published in March 2010 indicates that the State Pension Age will be increased gradually to 68 years.
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.
6 April passed without quite the bang that itshould have caused.
The UK default retirement age provisions were abolished with effect from 6 April 2011.
In Ireland, you have to retire at 65, don't you?
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.
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”.