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What is an ‘establishment’ for collective redundancy consultation purposes?

The Advocate General has given a preliminary opinion in the case of USDAW & Wilson v Woolworths and others (“the Woolworths case”) on the question of whether there is a requirement to aggregate the number of employees across different locations to meet the thresholds for collective consultation obligations (in England and Wales, of 20 employees … Continue Reading

It’s not quite “all change” for TUPE – service provision change provisions will not be repealed after all

Since 2011, the Government has been considering proposals to amend the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (“TUPE”). Following an initial call for evidence and subsequent consultation, the Government yesterday confirmed the amendments it intends to make to TUPE.… Continue Reading

December 31, 2012 Deadline to Correct Certain Section 409A Payment Timing Errors

Our Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits colleagues John D. Martini, Jeffrey G. Aromatorio, Jenny C. Baker and Allison Sizemore wrote a client alert regarding the December 31, 2012 deadline for correcting certain errors in the written provisions of nonqualified deferred compensation arrangements that provide payments that are contingent on the recipient’s execution of a release … Continue Reading

Back from the Brink: California Employers Finally Get Clarity on Meal/Rest Breaks

This post was also written by Seth C. Carmack. On April 12, 2012, the California Supreme  Court issued its long-awaited decision in Brinker Restaurant Corporation v. Superior Ct. (Hohnbaum), No. S166350. The decision clarified several important issues regarding California employers’ obligations in connection with meal and rest breaks for non-exempt employees. It also offered guidance regarding the … Continue Reading

‘Costs plus’ approach to justifying discrimination in the UK endorsed by the Court of Appeal

The Court of Appeal in Woodcock v North Cumbria Primary Care Trust has ruled that the savings of costs alone will not, without more, amount to a legitimate aim so as to justify discrimination. In this case, Mr Woodcock was dismissed by reason of redundancy just before his 50th birthday in order to avoid his qualifying … Continue Reading

Expiry of fixed term contracts and UK collective redundancy consultation

  The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has provided guidance on when the expiry of a fixed term contract will count toward the number of dismissals proposed by an employer that triggers collective redundancy consultation obligations. The EAT held that employees who were dismissed by virtue of the expiry of their fixed term contracts were not … Continue Reading

New challenges for global groups with French operations

De-industrialization is the hot theme of the presidential campaign, regardless of the political spectrum. Solutions brought forward by candidates are more or less concrete, more or less likely. They show little if any understanding of how globalization has made the world a village, through internet and its ability to give instant access to comparative data … Continue Reading

California Court of Appeal Green Lights Repetitive Class Action Litigation

Most employers assume that if they successfully defeat a plaintiff's motion for class certification in a wage and hour class action, the same class claims cannot be raised again in another case. On January 18, 2012, however, the California court of appeal in Bridgeford v. Pacific Health Corp, 2012 WL 130615, dashed that commonly held assumption.… Continue Reading

Employment Tribunal respondents’ names and addresses to be published

The Deputy Information Commissioner has recently ordered the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR) to disclose names and addresses of the respondents to all Employment Tribunal claims lodged since October 2004. The Information Commissioner considers that, on balance, the public interest was best served by disclosing the information. This effect of this order is that … Continue Reading
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