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Abolition of Retirement Age
The UK's coalition Government has confirmed that it will be abolishing the Default Retirement Age of 65 over a transitional period from April 2011 through September 2011.
UK
20 Jan 2011
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TUPE - Duty to Inform and Consult
In the case of Todd v Care Concern the EAT has given guidance to the parties to any TUPE transfer as to the extent of their statutory duty to inform and consult with affected employees.
UK
16 Nov 2010
3
Effective Date of Termination - Supreme Court Guidance on Summary Dismissal
Under the Employment Rights Act, any claim for unfair dismissal must normally be made within three months after the 'effective date of termination'.
UK
15 Nov 2010
4
TUPE - Transferor Need Not be Employer
In its judgment in "Albron Catering v FNV Bondgenoten" the European Court of Justice appears to have widened the scope of the Directive which forms the basis of the UK TUPE Regulations.
UK
15 Nov 2010
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Important News – The Equality Act – In Force on 1 October
As you will be aware from previous Equality and Diversity updates, the Equality Act 2010 is a bold piece of legislation that will have a profound effect on anti-discrimination law as we know it.
UK
20 Oct 2010
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TUPE/Collective Agreements – How Does a Collective Agreement Affect a TUPE Transfer?
In the recent case of "Worrall v Wilmott Dixon" the EAT considered whether rights granted under a collective agreement survived a TUPE transfer.
UK
30 Sep 2010
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Jurisdiction: Can Expatriate Workers Make Tribunal Claims?
In "Ministry of Defence v Wallis" and another the EAT considered the rights of wives of service personnel who work for schools attached to overseas military bases, who were dismissed when their husbands' service came to an end.
UK
30 Sep 2010
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Employee Status: Self-Employed Contractor was Neither ‘Employee’ nor ‘Worker’
In "Community Dental Centres v Sultan-Darmon" the EAT allowed an appeal from the employment tribunal and decided that a dentist was neither an 'employee' nor a 'worker' at the Centre where he provided dental services.
UK
30 Sep 2010
9
Important News – the Equality Act – in force on 1 October 2010
For the first time in history we will have a single Act covering all forms of discrimination. It will introduce significant changes with the aim of promoting equality including the creation of new rights for individuals and by increasing the enforcement powers of Employment Tribunals.
UK
29 Sep 2010
10
Changes in Legislation in Hungary
A new child care benefit (gyermekgondozási segély – GYES) is available to parents of babies who were born after 30 April 2010.
Hungary
20 Sep 2010
11
Accrual Of Vacation Days During Sickness (Update)
In our newsletter of February 2010 we referred to a recent decision of the European Court of Justice on the accrual of holiday days during sickness.
Netherlands
20 Sep 2010
12
Employment of non-EEA Nationals in the Czech Republic
The Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs recommended that the Labour Offices monitor the Czech labour market more rigorously and exercise increased precaution when issuing work permits to non-EU/EEA nationals.
Czech Republic
14 Sep 2010
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Employees Made Redundant Must be Informed of the Grounds For Redundancy (August 2010)
Employees made redundant must be informed of the grounds for redundancy at the latest by the date they accept the CRP (14 April 2010 n° 08-45.399 and 09-40.987.
France
18 Aug 2010
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The Equality Act 2010: New Legislation (Labour & Employment - August 2010)
The Equality Act 2010 received Royal Assent on 8 April 2010. The Act brings disability, sex, race and other grounds of discrimination within one piece of legislation, and also makes changes to the law.
UK
18 Aug 2010
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Equality Act – Current Status
Following a period of uncertainty resulting from the recent change in Government, the Government's Equalities Office has recently announced that implementation of the Equality Act 2010 will indeed commence on 1 October 2010.
UK
14 Jul 2010
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The New Right to Additional Paternity Leave – How Does it Operate?
Fathers are currently entitled to a maximum of two weeks leave upon the birth or adoption of a child. The Work and Families Act 2006, however, has been amended to provide significantly enhanced new rights to additional paternity leave and pay.
UK
13 Jul 2010
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Applications for Interim Relief in Whistle-blowing Claims
Applications for interim relief under s.128 of the Employment Rights Act 1996 appear particularly attractive to high-earners with whistle-blowing claims.
UK
25 May 2010
18
Data Protection – Closer to Home
The regulatory regime overseeing data protection breaches has just got tougher. On 6 April 2010, new sections of the Data Protection Act came into force.
UK
24 May 2010
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International Employment Update: Reported Case Law (Poland) - February 2010
The Polish Supreme Administrative Court ruled on 1 December 2009 that employers are not allowed to process employee biometric data for the purpose of recording work time.
Poland
26 Mar 2010
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International Employment Update: New Legislation (Sweden) - February 2010
A number of amendments to the Act are due to come into force from 1 April 2010. The purpose of the amendments is to simplify the application of the Act.
Sweden
25 Mar 2010
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