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How smartphones can land employers in the dock

Smartphones are encouraging employees to exceed the number of hours they are contracted to work, which in some cases could...

Ban on religious dress can be justified, says European Court

14 Mar 2017

An employer can justify a ban on religious dress that prevents a Muslim woman from wearing an Islamic headscarf (hijab)...

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Could the UK follow the French and introduce a right to disconnect?

18 Jan 2017

French workers can now negotiate with their employer on limiting their access to emails and other work activity outside of...

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Employers cannot ban Muslim headscarves, says Advocate General

13 Jul 2016

An employer cannot have a blanket ban on religious dress that prevents a Muslim woman from wearing an Islamic headscarf...

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Employment law in France: five fascinating features

8 Jul 2016

What are the key things international employers need to know about employment law in France? Laura Merrylees looks at five...

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Employers can ban Muslim headscarves at work, says EU lawyer

31 May 2016

An employer can prevent a Muslim employee from wearing an Islamic headscarf if the ban is based on a general...

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Nigel Farage campaigning for Brexit last week. Photo: Geoff Moore/REX/Shutterstock

EU immigrants fear discrimination amid Brexit debate

23 May 2016

Europeans working in the UK fear the impact of a Brexit vote according to research released today, one month ahead...

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Religious dress at work: ECJ to hear Muslim headscarf cases

24 Feb 2016

What should an employer do if a third party objects to an employee wearing religious dress while working on the...

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Annual leave

Congratulation leave? Unusual types of leave from around the world

14 Jan 2016

Anyone thinking that the UK’s upcoming grandparental leave is unnecessary meddling by law-makers should look beyond these shores at the...

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Atypical workers in France

Atypical workers in France: how do French and British laws differ?

11 Mar 2015

Millions of workers are employed under temporary or part-time contracts in France and in the UK; however, the French laws...

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Global employers: Ryanair lost an appeal against an €8 million fine for breaching French labour laws. Photo: REX/Gavin Rodgers

Global employers: can an employer choose which country’s laws apply to its employment contracts?

4 Dec 2014

If an employer has operations in more than one country, with employees who are not always based in the same...

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How top European employers are targeting depression at work

26 Sep 2014

An alliance of European employers is calling on HR and occupational health (OH) professionals to push mental health, and depression...

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What are the differences between British and French laws on collective redundancies?

What are the differences between British and French laws on collective redundancies?

21 May 2014

Employers that operate internationally need to be aware of their legal responsibilities in different countries. Alain-Christian Monkam examines the important...

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Sarah Trota, Circle Housing

PT Awards 2013 winners: Sarah Trota is HR Director of the Year

21 Nov 2013

Sarah Trota, executive director of people at Circle Housing Group, was crowned HR Director of the Year at the...

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Number of women on European boards doubles in eight years

6 Sep 2012

Female representation on the boards of Europe’s largest companies has doubled during the past eight years, with 16% of these...

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