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31.05.2019
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UK – European Court of Justice rules that employers must keep records of actual time worked

The European Court of Justice has ruled that employers must keep a record of all hours worked by their workers each day, in order to ensure compliance with the rules on maximum weekly working time and rest breaks.  Ganzen Artikel lesen

24.05.2019
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UK – The Good Work Plan – first steps down the path

Following the UK Government’s ‘Good Work Plan’, published last December, new legislation has recently been made to implement the first of the proposed changes. This article takes stock of the reforms enacted so far, flags some of the practical issues and sums up what’s still to come.  Ganzen Artikel lesen

10.05.2019
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UK – EU Commission confirms its views on EWCs and a ‘no-deal’ Brexit

The European Commission (‘EC’) has recently revised its March 2018 guidance on the legal repercussions of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU for European Works Councils (‘EWCs’), including the implications of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit. Ganzen Artikel lesen

05.04.2019
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Ius Laboris Newsletter Belgium, United Kingdom - Ius Laboris

Belgium: Draft no-deal Brexit legislation

A draft Brexit Act has been submitted to Parliament to cover the worst short-term consequences of a no-deal Brexit. The Act would only enter into force if the UK leaves the EU without a deal and provided the UK reciprocates. It provides for a transitional period until 31 December 2020 during which: Ganzen Artikel lesen

22.03.2019
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UK: No deal #Brexit and data protection

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This article discusses the impact of a no deal Brexit on data protection issues for businesses transferring data to or from the UK and how they should prepare for this possibility. With the Brexit D-day of 29 March looming, organisations have asked us to help prepare a Brexit Data Response Plan in case of a potential no deal Brexit. Building on the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO); and Department for Digital, Culture Media & Sport (DCMS) Guidance Notes, we provide below some data protection considerations and sensible actions to take to ensure that your organisation’s data governance is ready. Ganzen Artikel lesen

15.03.2019
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UK: #Brexit – The final countdown (maybe) …

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The UK is leaving the EU in two and a half weeks’ time, at the time of writing. Or maybe it isn’t. Your guess is as good as ours.  As Parliament prepares for its fateful votes on whether to say yes to May’s deal, with or without some revisions to the Irish backstop, and, if it says no, whether to crash out with no deal or ask the EU for extra time, we thought now was a good time to recap on where exactly we are and what it all means from an employment law perspective. What are the possible scenarios for the UK’s continued relationship with the EU as the 29 March deadline approaches, and what impact would they have on employers? Ganzen Artikel lesen

08.03.2019
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Ius Laboris United Kingdom - Lewis Silkin LLP

UK: #Brexit – How to handle the EWC

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The final form of Brexit remains uncertain, as does its impact on European Works Councils (‘EWCs’) that are governed by UK law. In this article, we provide an update on the state of play as we enter March 2019, building on our earlier article. We then discuss what course of action businesses should take as we approach the projected date for the UK’s departure from the EU on 29 March. Ganzen Artikel lesen

11.01.2019
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UK: Trade union’s Deliveroo judicial review challenge fails

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The UK High Court (‘HC’) has dismissed a judicial review challenge to a finding by the Central Arbitration Committee (‘CAC’) that Deliveroo riders are not ‘workers’. The HC ruled that the riders are not in an ‘employment relationship’ for the purposes of European law. Ganzen Artikel lesen

02.11.2018
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Ius Laboris United Kingdom - Lewis Silkin LLP

UK: Ethnicity pay reporting

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On 11 October 2018 the UK government launched a consultation on proposals for ethnicity pay reporting. This article provides details of that consultation and highlights some of the difficulties with the proposed reporting arrangements. There is a trend in employment law towards transparency being used as a method of driving change. We see it in the ‘name and shame’ regime for National Minimum Wage contraventions, the new CEO pay ratio reporting regime, the publication of age demographic statistics suggested...

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21.09.2018
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UK/Ireland: Labour Court highlights risk of employees checking emails outside work

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An employee who regularly dealt with work email out of hours was awarded compensation in a recent decision of the Irish Labour Court. The case highlights employers’ duties relating to employee working hours and record keeping.    While the introduction of smartphones into our professional lives has meant the working day becoming increasingly flexible and fluid, the law on working time in Ireland has not caught up with the 24/7 work access that we now have....

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