Tag Archives: Employment

France names 18 Specialised Commercial Courts to deal with Largest Insolvencies

The Macron law of 7 August 2015, named after the current Minister of the Economy, anticipated the establishment of specialised commercial courts which will process the most complex insolvency proceedings. Currently, any of the 134 French commercial courts can be applied to; the choice being mainly the location of the distressed company’s headquarters. This new arrangement aims to improve … Continue Reading

City Link verdict is … NOT GUILTY!

The directors of the failed courier company City Link had a good reason to celebrate this weekend after the dismissal of criminal charges brought against them for failing to notify the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (“BIS”) of their intention to make City Link’s circa 2,500 employees redundant last Christmas. As explained in an earlier blog by our employment … Continue Reading

Consult in UK redundancies or be fined…….

The suitability of the collective consultation regime under the Trade Union and Labour Relation (Consolidation) Act 1992 (“TULRCA”) in an insolvency scenario has always been a hot topic amongst insolvency professionals. The recent case of West Coast Capital (USC) Limited (“USC”) provides a stark example of the hard-line approach the Secretary of State for Business … Continue Reading

The Wonder of Woolies – Good News for UK Insolvency Practitioners

The European Court of Justice has today given its decision in the “Woolworths case” on the duty to consult collectively under the Collective Redundancies Directive, in particular defining the meaning of “establishment” for the purposes of determining when that duty is triggered. This follows on from our earlier post on 5 February 2015 after the Advocate … Continue Reading

The wonder of Woolies – good(ish) news for UK insolvency practitioners

The European Advocate General has today given his opinion in the “Woolworths case” (and two other cases) on the meaning of “establishment” for the purposes of determining when the duty to consult appropriate representatives is triggered under the European Collective Redundancies Directive (the Directive). The good news for insolvency practitioners (IPs) faced with potential consultation is that … Continue Reading

UK Employment Appeal Tribunal Gives Ruling on Holiday Pay Cases

On November 4, 2014, the Employment Appeal Tribunal announced its eagerly awaiting ruling in the case of Bear Scotland Ltd. v. Fulton & anor and other consolidated holiday appeals. These cases addressed the requirement to include non-guaranteed overtime, where an employer is not contractually obliged to offer overtime pay but a worker is contractually obliged … Continue Reading
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