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  • Should (female) employees be told how to dress to impress?

    26 January 2017

    Hitting the headlines, two parliamentary committees have published a report highlighting the fact that discriminatory dress codes are still widespread in the workplace.

  • Employee claim to compensation under the Patents Act rejected

    25 January 2017

    Employees may claim statutory compensation if they are responsible for a patent of “outstanding benefit” to their employer.

  • Never mind the Government, Parliament fires the Brex Pistol

    25 January 2017

    The Supreme Court has just ruled on one of the most significant British constitutional cases in recent history. An Act of Parliament is needed before Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union can be triggered and the UK leaves the EU.

  • Alex Kelham comments in AFP: F1 needs fresh start after 'dictator' Ecclestone - CEO

    25 January 2017

    Head of Sports Business Group, Alex Kelham has commented in an article for Agence France-Presse (AFP) which discusses how Formula One will need a fresh start after previous 'dictator' of the sport Bernie Ecclestone was effectively finished on Monday when US-based Liberty Media completed its takeover of motorsport's most prestigious brand in a deal valued at about $8 billion.

  • Free trade and controlling free movement - can the UK and the EU square the circle?

    25 January 2017

    Much is being written about Brexit these days, but what are the possible options for the UK and the EU to reach a compromise on the issue of free movement of people allowing the UK to continue to participate in the European Single Market and the EU Customs Union?

  • Working Effectively with Trade Unions: Post Brexit and Trade Unions Act

    23 January 2017

    Lewis Silkin is delighted to be speaking at the upcoming 10th Annual Conference: Working Effectively with Trade Unions : Post-Brexit and Trade Unions Act in London on 1 February.

  • Advertising for betting and gaming

    20 January 2017

    The existing regulation of advertising for gaming and betting is made up of a patchwork of legislation, regulations and codes of practice.

  • Planning for employment law issues in your HR budget

    19 January 2017

    With the annual budgeting process now underway in many businesses, we have taken a look at the expected employment law developments for the coming year and identified five non-core areas of potential spend/cost that HR directors may want to make allowance for in their 2017/18 budget.

  • ...a little bit of law - Chancel Repair

    19 January 2017

    Chancel repair liability occurs when a landowner is responsible for the cost of repairing a church of the Church of England or Church in Wales.

  • There's something under my bed...

    19 January 2017

    Three companies that supply drawer parts to bed and other furniture retailers have admitted breaching competition law by sharing commercially sensitive information, agreeing not to undercut each other and sharing out their customers. One of the companies avoided paying a fine under the CMA’s leniency policy, but the other two companies have agreed to pay fines totalling £2.8 million.

  • Dr Nathalie Moreno is speaking at upcoming CPDP 2017

    19 January 2017

    Lewis Silkin is delighted to announce that Dr Nathalie Moreno shall be speaking at the upcoming Computers, Privacy & Data Protection 2017 event in Brussels on the 27th January 2017.

  • What does Brexit mean for UK employment law?

    19 January 2017

    It is now several months since the UK voted to leave the European Union. What are the short and long-term implications of this momentous decision for workplace rights in the UK?

  • Sexual portrayal of under-18s in ads

    18 January 2017

    Following a number of adjudications in recent years concerning the sexualised portrayal of children and young people, as well as the publication of various reports calling for action to stop the premature sexualisation of children, the Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) has launched a consultation on the proposed introduction of new rules in the UK advertising codes prohibiting the sexual portrayal of under 18s in advertising. The consultation is open for response until 5pm 19 January 2017.

  • Brexit means... it's the end of free movement as we know it

    18 January 2017

    As expected, Prime Minister Theresa May today laid out plans for what has come to be known in the press as a “hard Brexit”.

  • Employment law review 2016/2017

    05 January 2017

    An overview of the significant changes to employment law that took effect last year and a look ahead to the major reforms in store for 2017 and beyond.

  • New consultations on employment tribunals and ill health and disability

    04 January 2017

    The government has launched two new consultations: the first on reforms to the employment tribunal system and the second on work, health and disability.

  • The Trade Union Act 2016 - the year ahead

    04 January 2017

    Although the Trade Union Act 2016 (the “Act”) became law in May last year, further legislation is needed to flesh out some of its reforms and bring them into force. Now that the Government has begun publishing this additional legislation and updating related Codes of Practice, we take a look below at some areas where the impact of the Act’s reforms is likely to become clearer over the year ahead.

  • Tech Predictions for 2017

    03 January 2017

    Tech continues to be the single most influential factor in how we live our lives, both at work and at home and usually (but clearly not always) helps to enhance the quality of life.

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