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Belgian Court Decision on Jurisdictional Immunity of International Organizations in Employment Disputes

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

The Brussels Employment Tribunal upheld the immunity from jurisdiction of an international organization in a judgment dated 10 January 2018 (unpublished to date). This judgment differentiates itself from a certain trend in...more

U.K. Government Responds to the Taylor Review

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

The U.K. government has this month issued a response to the Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices (the Review), a report commissioned by the government which analysed the U.K.’s changing employment landscape. ...more

Raising Rates: Tribunal Compensation Limits and National Minimum Wage 2018

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

The annual increases in compensation in the employment tribunals will take effect on 6 April 2018. The new rates apply where the event giving rise to the compensation (such as the termination of employment) occurs on or after...more

Good Work If You Can Get It: UK Government’s Response to Modern Working Proposals

Some seven months after the publication of Matthew Taylor’s independent ‘Review of Modern Working Practices’, the UK Government has finally issued its response to the Taylor proposals: the “Good Work” response (the...more

Increase in UK Employment Compensation Limits

by Dechert LLP on

The maximum compensation that the Employment Tribunal can award for “ordinary” unfair dismissal claims will increase from 6 April 2018, as will the weekly wage figure for calculating an employee's entitlement to a statutory...more

UK Responds to Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices

by Dechert LLP on

The UK Government today announced its response to “Good Work: the Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices.” This was an independent review commissioned by the Government and published in July 2017 into the changing British...more

Can a Discriminatory Demotion Justify an Employee's Refusal to Work?

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

In Rochford v WNS Global Services (UK) Ltd [2017] EWCA Civ 2205 the Court of Appeal considered whether an employer’s discriminatory demotion justified an employee’s refusal to carry out any work. Mr Rochford was employed...more

Occupational requirements: a helpful reminder

by Dentons on

In the case of Ms Z De Groen v. Gan Menachem Hendon Ltd, an employment tribunal made a finding of religious and sex discrimination against a faith-based nursery after it dismissed a teacher for the way she was living her...more

Circumvention of collective bargaining arrangements – a costly mistake…

by Dentons on

The Employment Tribunal and the Employment Appeal Tribunal have both confirmed that attempting to negotiate directly with employees during pay negotiations with a recognised trade union amounts to an unlawful inducement under...more

Key Highlights of the 2017 Singapore Employment Landscape

by Morgan Lewis on

In 2017 several key pro-employee developments were introduced in Singapore, including mandatory retrenchment notifications and increased oversight and scrutiny of retrenchment exercises by the Ministry of Manpower, and the...more

What to Expect in UK Employment Law in 2018: GDPR, Brexit Negotiations and More

by McDermott Will & Emery on

Whilst 2017 was anticipated to be a fairly static year for employment law, that did not in fact prove to be the case, and there were various notable developments, including the following: ..The landmark defeat of the...more

Employment Flash - November 2017

Recently Passed US Federal, State and Local and International Employment Laws - This November 2017 special edition of the Employment Flash summarizes certain noteworthy U.S. federal, state and local, as well as...more

Is it all in the expression?

by Dentons on

In the recent case of Page v. NHS Trust Development Authority an Employment Tribunal dismissed Mr Page's claims of discrimination on the grounds of religion or belief....more

UK: Uber Loses Appeal Over Characterization Of Drivers As "Workers"

by Fisher Phillips on

Uber drivers in the UK are “workers” entitled to earn at least the national minimum wage and enjoy other statutory benefits and protections an Employment Appeals Tribunal (“EAT”) held on November 9, upholding the decision of...more

Legal issues for those running UK construction businesses - (Planning, Health and Safety, Regulatory, House Building and...

by Dentons on

Welcome to our round-up of legal issues relevant to UK construction businesses. The summaries below contain updates and links to recent articles from colleagues specialising in planning, health and safety, regulatory or...more

Unfair Dismissal: Can a Disciplinary Investigation Be Too Thorough?

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

In NHS 24 v Pillar UKEATS/0005/16, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) considered the appropriate scope of an employer’s investigation into alleged misconduct in disciplinary proceedings. Ms Pillar was employed by NHS 24...more

Addison Lee suffers double defeat in ongoing battle over gig economy rights

by Dentons on

Addison Lee, the London-based minicab and courier company, recently lost two cases in decisions that echo the "gig economy" rulings against the likes of Uber, Excel, City Sprint and Pimlico Plumbers. The claims against...more

Brexit: Rebalancing your European workforce

by White & Case LLP on

Whatever form Brexit takes, international companies with operations in the UK are planning ahead to retain access to the EU market - Britain's exit from the EU is still unfolding and the exact terms that will affect...more

Employment Tribunal Fees: Update

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

In July, we reported on a landmark decision in which the U.K.’s Supreme Court unanimously found the Employment Tribunal fee regime to be unlawful. Below is an update on the legal and practical developments since that...more

The impact of the Supreme Court's decision that Employment Tribunal fees are unlawful

by Dentons on

The Supreme Court's decision in July 2017 abolished employment tribunal and EAT fees. At the time of writing the Government is still working out a system to repay paid tribunal fees, including to those parties that have paid...more

Employee privacy and monitoring

by Dechert LLP on

The Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) held in Barbulescu v Romania (Application no. 61496/08) last week that there was a breach of the right to privacy where an employer searched the contents of an...more

Whistleblowing: the public interest test

by Dentons on

The Chesterton case has been doing the rounds for a number of years. The facts are relatively straightforward but the principles involved are highly important....more

Supreme Court holds Employment Tribunal fees are unlawful

by Dentons on

In what has been described as the biggest news in employment law in the last 50 years, on 26 July 2017, the Supreme Court ruled that the Employment Tribunal fees regime introduced controversially in 2013 was unlawful....more

Never a Dull Moment in Employment Law: Whistleblowing and More

by Dechert LLP on

The Supreme Court’s recent decision quashing the Employment Tribunal fee regime is not the only recent employment law news of which UK employers need to be aware. This OnPoint summarises some other recent developments....more

“Queue here for the Gravy Train” – Impact of Supreme Court Decision Outlawing Employment Tribunal Fees

by Locke Lord LLP on

The above was a typically restrained Daily Mail headline following Wednesday’s Supreme Court’s Judgement in R (on the application of Unison) v Lord Chancellor, declaring employment tribunal fees to be unlawful. In reality...more

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