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Class action law has been introduced in Italy, following a protracted and challenging legislative process.
UK government publishes draft Consumer Rights Bill including proposed reforms to private actions in competition law
The UK government’s BIS has published its proposals for the reform of private actions in competition law.
The European Commission has adopted proposals that seek to assist claimants in bringing private damages actions arising out of infringements of EU and national competition law.
On 2 May 2013, a ‘Consumer’ Bill was submitted to the French Council of Ministers aimed at improving the information provided to consumers.
The US Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) is now a major litigation risk for companies in a variety of industry sectors.
A number of recent cases suggest that some judges are now applying procedural rules more rigorously as a result of the implementation of the Jackson reforms.
The duty on employers to make reasonable adjustments for employees with disabilities has a frequent topic this year. This week there are another two cases on this difficult area.
In order to establish protection under the whistleblowing legislation, employees first have to show that they have made a ‘qualifying disclosure’.
On 3 October 2013, Parliament approved the Law of Mongolia on Investment along with other supporting amendments.
For unfair dismissal purposes, the question ‘is there a redundancy?’ has to be answered in two parts.
In July the EAT came to the unexpected conclusion that an employee’s choice of companion for a disciplinary or grievance hearing does not need to be ‘reasonable’.
On 18 October 2013, the Hungarian government presented a bill introducing significant reform to the competition law regime in Hungary.
New York employers are not required to provide indefinite leave as an accommodation under the state disability discrimination law, but they may be required to do so under the broader New York City law.
The 22 October 2013 issue of Hogan Lovells’ Global Payments Newsletter includes sections on regulatory developments, payment market developments and reports and surveys.
Entries for the 2015 Diversity Immigrant Visa Program (DV) (also known as the ‘green card lottery’) must be submitted electronically by 2 November 2013.
GSA’s reverse auction platform is changing the way federal agencies buy and contractors compete through FSS programme
The General Services Administration has launched an online ‘eTool’ that enables federal agencies to use a reverse auction process to procure basic commodities and services.
The claimant, a government administrative officer, took voluntary redundancy at the age of 26.
The claimant in Somerset County Council v Chaloner had been the deputy director of an education centre run as a business by the council.
The claimant had been employed as a security guard by a security company for just more than two years. He was recruited, with another employee, to cover 102 hours at a Morrisons store.
The National Development and Reform Commission issued a press release on 29 September 2013 reporting on its decision to impose sanctions on 39 companies in the tourism industry.