Tag Archives: collective redundancy
The EAT has confirmed that the obligation to consult about collective redundancies applies where the employees assigned to an establishment have a sufficiently strong connection to Great Britain and British employment law; it is not the connection of the establishment … Continue reading
The EAT in University of Sunderland v Drossou has decided that, contrary to previous practice, employer pension contributions should be included in the calculation of a week’s pay. This will increase the value of awards, in particular where the full … Continue reading
A recent judicial interpretation (Interpretation) issued jointly by the Supreme People’s Court and the Labour Dispute Arbitration Committee in Beijing provides timely clarification (among other things) of what is meant by the term “major change of objective circumstances” in the … Continue reading
Unions are becoming increasingly prevalent across Asia. Here we take a look at which aspects of the employment relationship unions may be involved in Singapore, Hong Kong, the People's Republic of China, Thailand, Indonesia, South Korea and Japan.
From 1 January 2017, employers will be required to notify the Ministry of Manpower of certain retrenchments. Employers should take note of this mandatory requirement, as currently the Tripartite Guidelines on Managing Excess Manpower and Responsible retrenchment only encourage employers … Continue reading
The current global economic slowdown has meant that companies have started to look at redundancies as a cost-saving measure. This month, we take a look at the requirements relating to redundancy notifications in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong, China, Japan … Continue reading
The following article by Andrew Taggart was first published in Financial News, 22nd April 2016.
UK: Collective redundancy consultation – resignation in response to pay cut counts towards consultation threshold
In applying the threshold for collective redundancy consultation obligations of 20 proposed dismissals, all dismissals which are for a reason unrelated to the individual concerned count. This includes dismissals and re-engagements in order to change terms of employment; the ECJ … Continue reading
UK: ECJ follows Advocate General’s opinion and reinstates previous law on collective redundancy threshold
The European Court of Justice has given its judgment in the case of USDAW v Woolworths on the trigger for collective redundancy consultation obligations. In welcome news for multi-site employers, the Court has ruled that, when applying the threshold for … Continue reading