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Shepherd and Wedderburn publishes 2016 guide to European employment law

Posted: 3rd February 2016

The employment team at leading UK law firm, Shepherd and Wedderburn has collaborated with a number of European law firms to publish the European Employment Law Update 2016, a guide to help organisations navigate recent and forthcoming developments in employment legislation.

A founding member of global professional services membership network, World Services Group (WSG), Shepherd and Wedderburn teamed up with other WSG members to produce the 2016 edition of the popular guide, which summarises recent changes to labour laws across 20 European jurisdictions and highlights the key changes on the horizon for 2016.


Shepherd and Wedderburn partner and editor of the European Employment Law Update, Katie Russell commented: “In a number of jurisdictions the current economic pressures and austerity measures continue to influence new employment legislation, including the introduction of additional protections for those working on temporary contracts, as well as social welfare reforms. For organisations with a pan-European presence, keeping up to date with changes in employment legislation can be a challenge. Our European Employment Law Update provides a concise overview of the key changes for 2016 and helps organisations stay informed.”

Shepherd and Wedderburn has a dedicated employment team, renowned for its impressive technical expertise, proactive approach and ability to deliver practical and commercial solutions. Working with clients, both across the UK and internationally, the team has a wealth of experience that extends to all areas of employment law.

The European Employment Law Update 2016 is free to download on the Shepherd and Wedderburn website. (


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