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22
May
2017

A new Act in Germany requiring more transparency about what men and women are paid – but will it work?

The German government is taking measures to try to reduce the pay gap between men and women and is set to require larger companies to provide employees with information about pay. Fourteen million employees will potentially benefit from this new right. The government is also trying to encourage companies to monitor pay and report on it periodically.

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11
Apr
2017

Brexit - what is likely to happen?

As the UK begins negotiations to leave the EU, we look at what is likely to happen next and the possible impacts on employment law.

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29
Mar
2017

The UK’s new apprenticeship levy

This article provides an overview of how the new apprenticeship levy in the UK will work and what it means in practice for employers.

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28
Mar
2017

New guidance from UK appeal court on long-term sickness dismissals

The UK’s Court of Appeal has given some useful new guidance on the vexed question of when an employer can safely dismiss an employee who is on long-term sickness absence – although not all of the judges agreed with the result.

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28
Mar
2017

Religion in the Workplace: the French perspective

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) recently issued two rulings, on 14 March 2017, regarding religion in the workplace, one a Belgian case, the other a French one. On 15 March 2017, we reported on the Belgian case in detail (see: European Court of Justice Rules for the first time on Discrimination Based on Belief). In what follows, we set out our reaction to the French case.

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