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EU Advocate General’s decision on obesity as disability makes fat lot of difference
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union
  • July 17 2014

In the end, the Advocate General reached the inevitable conclusion that obesity by itself is not automatically a disability, but can be if and when


Refusing rest breaks without saying no
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • November 21 2016

All the lawyers are saying that Brexit won’t make any difference to English employment law (and in terms of black and white statute law that is


Holiday pay in the UK - the great unanswered question
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • November 3 2016

As we have said many times before on this blog, it is all very well for the Courts and Tribunals to say that overtime must be “taken into account”


“Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable”. Main parties’ employment manifestos reviewed
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • May 19 2017

General Elections. Don’t they seem to come round more frequently than they used to? A tough call for voters, this particular one, not just because of


Service-related statutory notice provision held to be discriminatory
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union, Germany
  • February 25 2010

The notice periods to be given by employers terminating an employee's employment under German law are regulated in Paragraph 622(2) of the German Civil Code


EU economic growth resumes
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union
  • February 25 2010

According to the European Commission's 'EU Employment Situation and Social Outlook' monthly monitor for February 2010, economic growth has resumed in the European Union, although the recovery remains fragile


Other European news in brief
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union
  • August 20 2009

On 1 July 2009 France’s national minimum hourly wage increased from 8.71 to 8.82


Parental leave could increase to four months
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union
  • August 20 2009

European employer and trade union representatives (the so-called "Social Partners") have recently agreed that the minimum period of parental leave should increase from three to four months


Europe-wide concern about workplace stress
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union
  • June 14 2010

The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) has published a document entitled the 'European Survey of Enterprises on New and Emerging Risks' which reveals that although four out of five European managers are concerned about work-related stress issues, less than a third of employers have procedures in place to deal with stress


Euro crisis - workers feel the strain
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • European Union
  • July 13 2012

Depressing reading last week from the second European Opinion Poll on Occupational Safety and Health