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Right to provide services across the EU takes precedence over arguments over workers’ rights, court rules

The Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) has ruled that a regional authority in Germany cannot require a sub-contractor based in another EU member state to pay its staff at least the minimum wage that applies in its area of Germany. 29 Sep 2014

Legal expenses insurance no bar to employment tribunal cost claim, says EAT

The fact that a successful party to an employment tribunal claim has her legal expenses paid by an insurer does not prevent him from claiming for costs, the UK's Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has confirmed. 24 Sep 2014

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Court of Appeal: test for employment tribunal's jurisdiction does not include comparison of different legal systems

The test for whether the UK employment tribunal has jurisdiction to hear an unfair dismissal claim from somebody who lives and works abroad should not include a comparison of the relative merits of the different employment laws that could apply, the Court... 24 Sep 2014

Fall in employment claims drives tribunal figures to "lowest since records began"

The number of claims lodged with the UK tribunals has fallen by 71% in a year, driven primarily by reductions in "social security and child support appeals and employment claims", the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has said. 12 Sep 2014

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