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German law on worker participation compatible with EU law: EU Court
Advocate-general Saugmandsgaard Øe confirmed in an Opinion from the European Court of Justice Thursday that German law on employee participation is compatible ...
Police height limit may discriminate against women: EU Court
A Greek law laying down a minimum height requirement irrespective of sex, as a criterion for admission to a police school, may discriminate against women, the ...
Austria's Good Friday law discriminatory: EU Court
Austria's granting of a paid public holiday on Good Friday only to employees who are members of certain churches constitutes religious discrimination ...
EU ministers adopt rules to prevent injuries to healthcare workers
At a meeting of the EU Council of Education, Youth and Culture today, Ministers adopted a directive aimed at achieving the safest possible working environment ...
Firefighter's standby time is working time: EU Court
Stand-by time of a firefighter on call at home, who is obliged to respond to calls from an employer within a short period, must be regarded as ‘working time’, ...
Parliament proposes standard maternity leave rights for self-employed women
EU Member States should grant standard social protection, including at least 14 weeks' maternity leave allowance, for self-employed women and for wives or life ...
New social security regulations enter into force in the EU
On 1 May 2010, new regulations on social security coordination in the European Union enter into force. The aim is to make life easier for Europeans on the ...
Retiring employee still due annual leave allowance
An employee ending his employment of his own will is nevertheless entitled to an allowance if he was not able to use up all or part of his right to paid annual ...
Worker entitled to paid holiday: EU Court opinion
It is incompatible with EU law to require a worker to take leave first before establishing whether he is entitled to be paid for it, EU Court of Justice ...
Le Pen must repay EUR 300,000: EU Court
Former French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen MEP must repay almost EUR 300,000 to the European Parliament, the EU's top Court confirmed Tuesday, for the ...
MEPs want rules on working hours to apply to self-employed drivers
Members of the European Parliament have voted against a Commission proposal that self-employed drivers be exempted from the 2002 Working Time Directive on the ...
EU to fast-track admission of third-country seasonal workers
The European Commission has proposed a fast-track procedure for admission of third-country seasonal workers. This would be based on common definitions and ...
Euro-MPs propose 4-month limit on unemployment for young people
A "European Youth Guarantee" to ensure that young people who are unemployed do not remain jobless for more than four months is among proposals made by MEPs in ...
Euro-MPs call for equal rights for part-time and contract workers
Any reform of labour law should seek to protect workers in "non-standard" employment, such as part-time or temporary work, and make it easier to move between ...
Dismissal of Catholic doctor for remarriage discrimination: EU Court
A Catholic hospital's dismissal of a doctor from a managerial position due to his remarriage after divorce may constitute unlawful discrimination on grounds of ...
Ballerina wins contract case at EU's top Court
An Italian ballerina won her case at the EU Court of Justice Thursday when it ruled that workers in the opera and orchestral sectors cannot be excluded from ...
EU warns Italy on discriminatory pension age again
The European Commission has issued on Thursday a new request to Italy to comply with a 2008 European Court of Justice ruling that different pensionable ages ...
Parliament seeks equal treatment for self-employed
Euro-MPs want to promote female entrepreneurship and are proposing new rules to bridge the gender gap for self-employed workers and their partners and to ...
Weekly rest period allows for flexibility, rules EU Court
A worker's weekly rest period can be granted on any day during each seven-day period, and does not necessarily have to be granted the day following six ...
MEPs want say on EU employment guidelines
The European Parliament is calling on the European Council to postpone adopting the EU 2020 economic competitiveness strategy until the autumn, to give MEPs ...
Single language invoice requirement breaches EU law: EU Court
The obligation to draw up cross-border invoices exclusively in a particular language, failing which they are null and void, infringes EU law, the European ...
Labour law is a body of legislation that defines your rights and obligations as workers and employers in the workplace. At Community level, labour law covers ...
EU's modernised social security - Briefing
On 1 May 2010, new regulations on social security coordination in the European Union enter into force. The aim is to make life easier for Europeans on the ...
EU Platform for better prevention and deterrence of undeclared work
The EU's Council of Employment and Social Policy Ministers agreed on 16 October a so-called 'general–approach' to establish a European Platform to better ...
Working Time Directive : first stage consultation of social partners - briefing
The European Commission has today requested the views of workers' and employers' representatives on the options for reviewing EU rules on working time. The ...
EU begins review of Working Time Directive
The European Commission has requested the views of workers' and employers' representatives on the options for reviewing EU rules on working time. This is the ...
EU Court outlines limitations of pay increment
A Member State may make claims for payment of special length-of-service increments, denied to migrant workers on the basis of the application of a domestic law ...
Depriving a worker over 63 from a severance allowance is age discrimination: Court
The European Court of Justice has ruled that denying an individual his or her severance based on the fact that the individual is eligible for state pension is ...
CASELEX:EU:2003:188 - European Court of Justice, European Union Freedom Of Movement Law, Taxation Law
European Court of Justice, European Union Freedom Of Movement Law, Taxation Law
CASELEX:EU:2007:168 - European Court of Justice, European Union Freedom Of Movement Law
European Court of Justice, European Union Freedom Of Movement Law
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