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Shared Parental Leave: Steps for UK Employers

UK employers have four months to prepare for the Shared Parental Leave Regulations coming into force. The UK’s Shared Parental Leave Regulations 2014 (the Regulations) are due to take effect on 1 December 2014. Shared...more

9/3/2014 - Employee Rights Parental Leave UK

Key Changes in UK Employment Legislation Announced

New regulations on flexible working have been published, while bills concerning small businesses, private pensions, and childcare payments will come before Parliament in the next year. ...more

6/9/2014 - Employee Rights Flexible Work Arrangements International Labor Laws Small Business UK

UK Children and Families Act Gains Royal Assent

UK employers need to be aware of several key dates for the act’s proposed changes. On 13 March, the Children and Families Act 2014 received Royal Assent. This act will bring a number of changes for employers and...more

3/18/2014 - Employee Rights Flexible Work Arrangements Parental Leave UK

UK Government Publishes Employment Tribunal Statistics

The statistics show a huge fall in the number of claims, which may be due to the introduction of tribunal fees....more

3/17/2014 - Age Discrimination Employer Liability Issues Race Discrimination Sex Discrimination Termination UK

Uplift in Statutory Rates Announced

The Welfare Benefits Up-rating Order 2014 (SI 2014/147) has now been published, detailing changes that come into force from 6 April 2014....more

2/4/2014 - Maternity Leave Paternity UK

Changes to UK’s TUPE Regulations

New TUPE Regulations come into force on 31 January, with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills issuing updated accompanying guidance. On 31 January 2014, the regulations that will amend the UK’s Transfer...more

1/28/2014 - Employee Rights TUPE UK

Cap on Bankers’ Bonuses: More Guidance Issued

European Banking Authority publishes regulatory technical standards for the identification of “material risk takers”, reducing the potential impact of the new rules on bonus caps....more

12/24/2013 - Banks Bonuses European Banking Authority

UK Supreme Court Confirms Scientology Is a Religion

With implications for employers, Court’s decision reinforces that non-mainstream religions also fall within the scope of the Equality Act. On December 11, in R (on the application of Hodkin and another) v Registrar...more

12/13/2013 - Churches Discrimination Equality Act EU Marriage Religion Religious Discrimination Scientology UK

Update on UK Employee Shareholder Provisions

The new provisions are now in force and allow UK employees to give up certain employment rights in return for shares in their employer (or its parent), but important questions remain unanswered. On 1 September, the new...more

9/6/2013 - Employee Rights Employee Shareholders Shareholder Rights Termination TUPE UK

ECJ Issues Ruling in Alemo-Herron v Parkwood Leisure Ltd

Court holds that, where a transferee employer is not a party to collective negotiations, it should not be bound by the outcome of those negotiations. On 18 July, the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) handed...more

7/22/2013 - Collective Bargaining Contract Interpretation European Court of Justice Transfers TUPE

European Banking Authority Guidance on Financial Services Bonus Cap

Affected financial institutions and investment firms will need to overhaul the way they remunerate many of their highest-paid staff....more

5/24/2013 - Corporate Bonuses European Banking Authority New Legislation Salary Caps

Employee Shareholders: It's Happening, but What Does it Mean?

New Growth and Infrastructure Act introduces employee shareholder provisions that are expected to come into force later this year. On 25 April, the Growth and Infrastructure Act 2013 came into effect and, among other...more

5/13/2013 - Employee Shareholders Employment Rights Act EU TUPE

ECJ Expands Meaning of “Disability” Under Equal Treatment Directive

Court confirms that "disability" should be interpreted broadly and places onus on employers to explore a reduction in working hours as a potential adjustment....more

5/7/2013 - Disability Employer Liability Issues EU European Court of Justice Reasonable Accommodation Wage and Hour

One Step Closer to Boardroom Equality in the UK?

Reports show that the number of female board members at UK-listed companies continues to grow but that the rate of appointments must increase to meet targets for gender-balanced boardrooms....more

4/15/2013 - Board of Directors Gender Equity

UK Employment Law Changes to Take Effect in April

Changes include the annual increase on certain statutory payments and a reduction in the collective consultation period for large redundancy exercises. Changes to the collective consultation regime were announced by...more

3/27/2013 - Collective Redundancy Consultations Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act EU Proposed Legislation Statutory Parental Pay

European Court of Human Rights Supports the Right to Wear a Cross at Work

Court provides clarity for UK employers on wearing religious symbols in the workplace, but difficulties in balancing issues of religion and sexuality remain....more

1/16/2013 - British Airways Discrimination Dress Codes EU European Court of Human Rights Religious Discrimination

Consultation Period for Large UK Redundancies Cut from 90 Days to 45 Days

Change will reduce collective consultation burden on UK employers and means that redundancy dismissals can take effect more quickly. On 18 December, the UK government announced an important change to the minimum...more

12/19/2012 - Consultation Periods Redundancy Dismissals Termination

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