How global events shape local labour laws -
Giving employers the better deal?
The global economic crisis squeezed corporate profits, reduced demand for goods and services and shrank workforces. Now, new labour laws...more
Advocate General Wahl has given an opinion on the meaning of the word “establishment” in Article 1(1)(a)(ii) of Directive 98/59/EC (the Collective Redundancies Directive), for the purpose of calculating whether the threshold...more
The important judgment of the UK’s Employment Appeal Tribunal (the “EAT”) in Bear Scotland Ltd & ors v Fulton & ors, considered alongside Hertel (UK) Ltd v Wood & ors and Amec Group Ltd v Mr Law and ors, casts new light on...more
Statistics published by the Ministry of Justice show that the Employment Tribunals received 79% (or 9,801) fewer claims in the period October to December 2013 than in the corresponding period in 2012. It is safe to assume...more
The UK Government has announced its plans to let parents share leave for a year after a child is born. The change is designed to challenge the old-fashioned assumption that the mother will always be the...more
It has been reported that the UK's Employment Appeal Tribunal ("EAT") has overturned an employment tribunal decision denying protective awards to former employees of Woolworths who had worked in stores with fewer than 20...more
On 3 December 2012, the UK Government published its response to a consultation paper on the Chancellor’s proposal for implementing a new “employee shareholder” status. Whilst acknowledging that only “a very small number of...more
Two recent cases in the English courts have focused on important issues for employers of senior and highly remunerated employees, particularly those in the financial services sector where payments under incentive plans are...more
The UK’s Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has issued the ‘Fifth Statement of New Regulations’ (the “Statement”), which provides details of regulatory reforms and implementation dates for 2013.