European ER news

Von der Leyen backtracking on “one in, one out”
30 January 2020
The Commission’s 2020 work programme promises “a new instrument based on the ‘One In, One Out’ approach” to better regulation (p.10). Up to now this has been described as: “Every legislative proposal creating new burdens should relieve people and business of an existing equivalent burden …. [more]


European Parliament sets out demands on gender pay gap
27 January 2020
With the von der Leyen Commission committed to producing a new European Gender Equality Strategy, plus a directive on pay transparency later this year, MEPs have been making their demands known. In a resolution adopted by 493 votes in favour, 82 against, the European Parliament calls…. [more]


French Labour Code goes digital
24 January 2020
The gargantuan Labour Code has been available on-line for some time now (here). A new government website now offers to “Get answers to your questions about labour law” which can be “personalised according to your circumstances”. Users can key in phrases such as congé payés (paid …. [more]


UK: Two more CAC EWC rulings go against employer
22 January 2020
Rulings from the Central Arbitration Committee on cases brought by European Works Councils are coming thick and fast at the moment. This may be because the CAC has ruled that EWCs can use lawyers paid by the company, and/or a feeling that complaints need to be got in before the end of …. [more]


Germany: Law on working time records being prepared
20 January 2020
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled last year that all employers are required to systematically record the number of hours worked each day and each week by their employees in order to demonstrate compliance with the working time directive. This led to a disagreement between the …. [more]