16 May 2013
EU Fixed-term Work Directive does not apply to temporary agency workers
The European Court of Justice has clarified that EU legislation protecting fixed-term workers does not apply to temporary workers supplied by an employment agency to an end-user company or organisation.
14 May 2013
Speak no evil: discrimination could be inferred from shareholder's homophobic comments
The European Court of Justice has potentially expanded the basis upon which an employer may be held liable for discriminatory hiring practices.
23 April 2013
European Court rejects Flemish language legislation
The European Court of Justice has issued a significant ruling on the extent to which national laws may impose language requirements on employers.
19 April 2013
French labour reform in 2013
Despite the economic crisis, France is continuing to attract foreign investment due to the quality of the communication and transportation infrastructures, the skilled workforce, the French way of life and the industrial fabric. Nonetheless, France is faced with two major issues in terms of competitiveness: the cost of labour and the lack of flexibility of its labour market. 2013 will see important reforms to France's labour laws aiming to improve the competitiveness of the French labour market.
15 April 2013
French Supreme Court rules on wearing religious symbols in the workplace
The French Supreme Court has now clarified conditions under which the Islamic veil may be prohibited at work.