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French Elections Pave Way for Labor, Tax Reforms

In the months following the election of President Emmanuel Macron, who is perceived as pro-business, as well as a parliamentary election in which the new president’s party won the majority, companies and entrepreneurs have...more

Employment News - September 2017 #2

by Hogan Lovells on

Uplifting – injury to feelings compensation must be increased by 10% - After a number of conflicting decisions in the EAT, the Court of Appeal has confirmed that injury to feelings discrimination compensation awarded in...more

It pays to be genuine

by Dentons on

A commercial reality in today’s business world is the very real pressure on employers to reduce costs, which can often result in a necessary reduction in employers’ workforces. Redundancy, and what will be considered to be a...more

UK: Cases to watch out for in 2016

by Dentons on

In the ever-evolving sphere of UK employment law, we are likely to see a wealth of developments over the remainder of 2016, as Parliament enacts new legislation and new cases are heard. We are also expecting, in a number of...more

Impact of Brexit on UK Employment Law

by Locke Lord LLP on

Many in the UK are in a state of shock. The vote, narrowly, and with significant geographical and demographic variations, is to leave. What impact will this have in relation to UK employment law?...more

Employment Law Round-up

by Dentons on

In this edition we will be taking a look at the issues that are likely to be affecting employers in 2016, starting with a round-up of the cases to watch out for which will affect redundancy consultation processes, the extent...more

UK Employment Law Forthcoming Attractions in 2016

by McDermott Will & Emery on

January - DATA PROTECTION: NEW EUROPEAN REGULATION - After four years of negotiation and lobbying, the new European General Data Protection Regulation has now been finalised. The Regulation will govern...more

UK Executives Acquitted of Charges in Respect of Alleged Redundancy Consultation Breaches

by Dechert LLP on

As reported in a previous Onpoint three former directors of the collapsed parcel delivery firm City Link have been prosecuted relating to their failure to notify the Secretary of State of the redundancies which resulted from...more

The Meritas Guide To Employment Law On A Business Sale In Europe, Middle East And Africa - April 2015: Ireland

1. DO EMPLOYEES AUTOMATICALLY TRANSFER TO THE BUYER WHEN A BUSINESS IS SOLD? The European Communities (Protection of Employees on Transfer of Undertakings) Regulations 2003 are designed to safeguard the rights of...more

Directors in the Twilight Zone: Administ(rate) With Caution

by Reed Smith on

The recent criminal charges being brought against the former directors of City Link Limited (in administration) are a timely reminder for insolvency practitioners and directors to be mindful of their employment law...more

Macron Law: its major changes

by Dechert LLP on

The law for growth, activity and equal opportunities, known as “Macron Law” (hereafter referred as “the Law”) has been approved on 6 August, 2015. From the reform of the procedure before employment tribunals to the...more

Collective Redundancy Consultation

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

In E Ivor Hughes Educational Foundation v Morris UKEAT/0023/15, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) considered the implications of an employer’s failure to consult with its employees in breach of U.K. collective redundancy...more

Key employment updates - July 2015

by Reed Smith on

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

by McDermott Will & Emery on

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

by DLA Piper on

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 Redundancy Consultation - Good News for Employers

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

European Court of Justice (ECJ) rules on the meaning of ‘establishment' - After two years of litigation, the ECJ has finally approved a return to the status quo in collective redundancy exercises in the European Union. ...more

Collective Redundancies: ECJ Clarifies Meaning of "Establishment"

by K&L Gates LLP on

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

by Morgan Lewis on

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

by McDermott Will & Emery on

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

by Reed Smith on

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

by DLA Piper on

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

by DLA Piper on

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

by McDermott Will & Emery on

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

by DLA Piper on

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

by McDermott Will & Emery on

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

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