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 January 2012 the European Commission announced a comprehensive reform of the 1995 Data Protection Directive.
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.
In March 2012 the European Commission proposed an enforcement Directive and Regulation to increase the protection for posted workers.
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.
Adopted on 7 July 2010 and implements equal treatment between self-employed men and women. Member states have two years to implement the Directive.
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