Information for CIPD members on developments in UK employment law since January 2010. Covers Acts of Parliament, Statutory Instruments (SIs), European Directives, Codes of Practice and future proposed legislation.
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In March 2012 the European Commission made proposals, as part of an enforcement Directive, to increase monitoring and compliance with existing rules set out in the Posted Workers Directive (EC 96/71). The proposed Directive is intended to stop worker abuse and ensure that posted workers enjoy their rights relating to holiday, pay etc.
Adopted on 7 July 2010 and implements equal treatment between self-employed men and women. Member states have two years to implement the Directive.
In January 2012 the European Commission announced a comprehensive reform of the 1995 Data Protection Directive.
On 26 April 2013 the European Commission adopted a proposal for an enforcement directive to facilitate the free movement of workers in the European Union by preventing discrimination and reducing the incidence of unfair practices.
The revised Directive includes proposals to extend paid maternity leave to 20 weeks. The proposals must be approved by the EU Council of Ministers before they can be adopted.
Adopted November 2003. Details of proposals to revise the Directive, particularly the provisions relating to the 48-hour week opt-out and on-call time.
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