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  • Employment status


    02 November 2016

    Employment status is important because an individual’s legal rights, protections and obligations will depend upon which class he or she falls into.

  • Remuneration code - For banks, building societies and investment firms


    30 October 2016

    The financial services industry has been the focus of wide-ranging reform over the past few years as a result of both UK Government and European initiatives. In January 2014, a package of reforms implementing the fourth set of amendments to the EU Capital Requirements Directive (“CRD4”) took effect.

  • Religion or belief discrimination


    27 October 2016

    The European Equal Treatment Framework Directive (2000/78/EC) prohibits direct discrimination, indirect discrimination, harassment and victimisation in the workplace in respect of various characteristics including religion, religious belief and philosophical belief. This is implemented through the Equality Act 2010.

  • Bullying and harassment


    19 October 2016

    Dignity at work has become increasingly recognised in recent years as an important issue for employers to address. Taking action to prevent bullying and harassment at work can be crucial in avoiding increased levels of stress and absenteeism, low staff morale, high turnover and decreased productivity.

  • Reducing business costs - alternatives to redundancy


    07 October 2016

    When businesses run into financial difficulties and need to reduce costs, the knee-jerk reaction is often to consider the scope for job cuts.

  • Family rights


    05 October 2016

    Employees who have parental responsibility for a child are afforded certain legal rights in order to protect and support their role as parents.

  • Industrial action


    22 September 2016

    Economically turbulent times have seen an increase in trade unions ‘flexing their muscles’ by way of industrial action.

  • Collective redundancies


    21 September 2016

    Most employers are aware of the procedures that have to be followed when making someone redundant (or their job, to be more precise).

  • Dismissals for SOSR


    13 September 2016

    “Some other substantial reason” (“SOSR”) is one of the potentially fair reasons for dismissing an employee.

  • Working without the default retirement age


    09 September 2016

    When age discrimination legislation was first introduced in 2006, it allowed employers to retire employees compulsorily at or over the default retirement age (“DRA”) of 65 as long as they followed a statutory retirement notification procedure.

  • Managing ill health and disability


    06 September 2016

    The management of ill health and disability raises problems that employers have to grapple with on a daily basis. Minimising the cost and inconvenience of ill health in the workforce, whilst ensuring compliance with legal obligations, requires both a clear understanding of the relevant legal principles and a co-ordinated approach.

  • Social media and the workplace


    26 August 2016

    Businesses are embracing the benefits that social media brings but its recent massive growth in popularity is inevitably creating issues in the workplace as the interface between employees’ work and personal lives becomes blurred.

  • Protecting your business


    18 August 2016

    Protecting your business from competitive threats is vital. Losing a team or a key employee to a competitor can be extremely damaging. You may lose clients, prospects, and other staff. Your valuable confidential information may be put at risk.

  • Smoking at work


    11 August 2016

    Following the introduction of the smoking ban in England in July 2007, it is a criminal offence in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to smoke in virtually all enclosed public places and workplaces, on public transport and in work vehicles used by more than one person.

  • The Working Time Regulations 1998


    20 July 2016

    The Working Time Regulations 1998 (WTR) implement the European Working Time Directive in the UK.

  • Brazilian Olympic Act: a last minute hurdle for ambushers


    08 July 2016

    With the Rio Olympic Games just around the corner, there have been concerns about the country’s readiness to play host to the competition, its athletes and scores of fans. Issues around stadium safety and anti-doping policies have been at the forefront of the debate, but there has also been, until very recently, a distinct lack of clarity for brands and sponsors planning marketing activities in Brazil in the lead up to the Games.

  • Termination of employment


    06 July 2016

    Terminating employment can create a plethora of unwanted issues for the employer, including claims of wrongful or unfair dismissal.

  • Contingent working


    30 June 2016

    Globalisation, rapid technological advances and changing demographics all mean that many organisations are under growing pressure to become more agile in order to be in the best position to respond quickly to market changes.

  • Share buy backs - what’s the fuss?


    16 June 2016

    When a company is planning a share buy back (or purchase of its own shares) it’s time to be careful. This note explains why you need to be careful, and summarises the company law issues that must be addressed in advance before the company enters into any commitments.

  • Why have tailored articles of association and even a shareholders agreement


    09 June 2016

    If you are setting up a company with your business partner, you may be tempted to rely solely on the statutory default articles of association for private companies limited by shares (the Model Articles) to govern the internal procedures of the company, and the corporate relationship between you. These notes show why you really should consider having articles that are tailored to your circumstances, and even a shareholders’ agreement, between you and your partner - even if you wouldn’t dream of falling out with him or her.

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