May 2015 news

election1It’s May – a month dominated by the unexpected Conservative Party majority win. Likewise our news slot is dominated by the effect of the win on the future of HR/employment law. Our case law summary is also dedicated to a theme – the important decision by the CJEU (formerly the ECJ) in the long-running “Woolworths” collective consultation case and two further CJEU decisions on the same issue. Finally, we also consider the EAT’s decision that time spent by representatives attending a health and safety and trade union meeting does count as working time under the Working Time Regulations 1998.