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Key employment updates - July 2015

The summer sun has not slowed the pace of important decisions and legislative updates for employers to be aware of. Summarised below are three of the most notable. Payments to continuing employees in settlement of claims...more

Collective Redundancy Consultation: European Court Judgment is Good News for UK Employers

Background - UK legislation provides that, when a UK employer proposes to make redundant 20 or more employees at one establishment within a period of 90 days or less, the employer is required to collectively consult...more

Be Global - June 2015

Whistleblowing: An employer's guide to global compliance - As the global push to combat corruption in government, politics, civil society and business gathers pace, whistleblowing continues to be a topic of ever...more

Collective Redundancies: ECJ Clarifies Meaning of "Establishment"

What happened? Under the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 (the "Act"), if an employer proposes to make large scale redundancies of 20 or more employees at one establishment within a period of 90 days...more

Collective Consultation Obligations: Restoring the “Establishment” Test

Court clarifies the threshold for triggering collective consultation obligations. On 30 April, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) issued its decision on whether the UK Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) was right to...more

Collective Redundancy Consultation: European Court Judgment is Good News for UK Employers

We reported recently on the Advocate General's opinion in the Woolworths collective redundancy case. At the time, we were still awaiting the final decision of the European Court. That decision has now been delivered and it...more

European Court clarifies when collective redundancy consultation obligations apply

The Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) has recently given its decision in the case of USDAW and others – v – Ethel Austin and others, otherwise known as the Woolworths case. The CJEU has decided that, in...more

ECJ decision in Woolworths collective redundancy case

Adam Hartley, a Partner in our London office, comments: the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has today handed down judgment in the reference from the Court of Appeal in USDAW v Ethel Austin (commonly referred to as the...more

Be Global - March 2015

Brazil: Limit on Employer Obligation to Deduct Union Dues - The Brazilian Supreme Court has recently enacted Binding Precedent no. 40, which states that union support contributions are only payable by those who are...more

Collective Redundancy Consultation… “One Establishment” is Back

UK legislation provides that, when a UK employer proposes to make redundant 20 or more employees at one establishment within a period of 90 days or less, the employer is required to collectively consult representatives of...more

Advocate General’s opinion in key collective redundancy cases

Adam Hartley, a Partner in our London office, comments: As we reported at the beginning of the month, on 20 November 2014 the ECJ heard legal arguments in the Woolworths’ case and two other cases, Lyttle & Others v Bluebird...more

Important Changes to UK Employment Law Effective 29 July 2013

Significant changes are being made to UK employment law with effect from 29 July 2013. These form part of a raft of legislative changes being introduced throughout 2013, details of which are summarised in the table that...more

Change to UK Collective Redundancy Consultation Regime Now Confirmed

The UK Employment Appeal Tribunal (the EAT) has now published its judgment in litigation that resulted from the 2008 closure of Woolworths. It confirms initial reports of a significant change to the law on UK collective...more

Collective Consultations Post Woolworths—Bad News for UK Employers

UK Employment Appeal Tribunal issues decision that will require employers to collectively consult on all redundancies of 20 or more employees over a 90-day period. ...more

"Collective Dismissals in Europe: Changes in France and the United Kingdom"

European Union employers are required by an EU directive to consult with employees and their representatives, including works councils (an existing employee representative body), when proposing collective dismissals to...more

Be Alert Asia: EmploymentLaw Newsletter: Redundancy and reductions in force - A key employment law challenge

Welcome to the first edition of DLA Piper's Asia Pacific employment law newsletter Be Alert Asia Pacific. This newsletter will focus on key employment law topics and issues affecting human resources professionals, management...more

Woolworths – Widening the Ambit of Collective Redundancy Consultation

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

Breaking News: When Do Employers Need to Collectively Consult?

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) is reported to have handed down a decision, in litigation that resulted from the 2008 closure of Woolworths, which may mean a radical change to the law on collective redundancy...more

International Dismissal Toolkit: Individual Employment Terminations and Reductions-in-Force Outside the United States

Firing an employee in the United States can be a challenge. Group firings—reductions in-force — can be an even bigger challenge. And from the point of view of a multinational headquartered in the United States, overseas...more

Collective Redundancy Consultation in Great Britain - changes to the legislation and Acas Guidance

Important changes to the rules requiring employers to conduct collective redundancy consultation with representatives of the affected employees, where 20 or more redundancies are proposed in a 90 day period, came into effect...more

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

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