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  • Joanna Hunt writes for HR review - Is the Tier 2 system in crisis?

    Press

    04 June 2018

    There is another potential crisis brewing for the Home Office. The last few months has seen a number of developments which expose the failings of the Tier 2 system, the work permit category of the immigration rules. Joanna Hunt asks, is the Tier 2 system in crisis?

  • Political and religious views of sports stars - balancing contractual restrictions with human rights

    01 June 2018

    Sports personalities are often subject to sporting rules that restrict their ability to make political statements or promote religious ideology when competing. Furthermore, contractual provisions can also mean that statements made in their personal capacity while off duty, for example on social media, can lead to disciplinary action or worse. Can such restrictions be challenged on the basis of human rights? Does it make a difference if the athlete genuinely holds the views (e.g. because of religious or cultural beliefs)?

  • Lewis Silkin secures sale of leading digital consultancy Sparkler to PA

    Press Release

    31 May 2018

    Leading law firm Lewis Silkin LLP has advised Sparkler, a leading digital insight and strategy consultancy, on its acquisition by PA Consulting Group.

  • Japan’s #metoo movement

    30 May 2018

    The #metoo movement has been slow to gain traction in Japan. There have been few reported cases about sexual harassment involving public figures...until recently.

  • Frequently asked questions on termination payments

    Inbrief

    25 May 2018

    Our FAQs Inbrief looks at some of the common tax questions that arise on termination of employment.

  • Reducing business costs - alternatives to redundancy

    Inbrief

    25 May 2018

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

  • Dismissals for “some other substantial reason”

    Inbrief

    25 May 2018

    “Some other substantial reason” (“SOSR”) is one of the potentially fair reasons for dismissing an employee. It can cover a wide variety of situations and can be a very useful tool for employers in unusual situations, although there are some limits on when it can be used.

  • Taxation of payments in lieu of notice

    Inbrief

    25 May 2018

    From 6 April 2018 new rules took effect to ensure that all payments in lieu of notice (PILONs) are subject to income tax and NICs in full. The rules emerged from a Government consultation on the simplification of the tax treatment of termination payments which was first launched in 2012. Far from simplifying the taxation, the rules are complex and, in many cases, will increase the costs of both employers and employees.

  • The apprenticeship levy

    Inbrief

    25 May 2018

    The Government has committed to boost productivity by increasing the quantity and quality of apprenticeships. 

  • Settlement agreements

    Inbrief

    25 May 2018

    First introduced by statute in 1993, settlement agreements (previously known as compromise agreements) have become increasingly common as a means for an employer and employee to settle claims and/or effect a clean break from the employment relationship.

  • Redundancy

    PDF

    25 May 2018

    This inbrief looks at how employers can minimise the risk of legal claims when dismissing employees by reason of redundancy.

  • GDPR incoming! Some challenges from an immigration perspective

    24 May 2018

    GDPR. Four letters currently dominating the thoughts of every company in Europe. The General Data Protection Regulation comes into force tomorrow, Friday 25 May 2018.

  • Dispute Resolution Update - May 2018

    24 May 2018

    Welcome to the May 2018 Dispute Resolution Update which brings you news and our views on law and practice for dispute resolution. We’ve included articles on domestic disputes and international disputes, including summaries of recent cases. We have also included client guides on key aspects of dispute resolution.

  • Karen Baxter writes for Accountancy Age: Sexual harassment – is accountancy next for #MeToo?

    Press

    24 May 2018

    Sexual harassment is big news at the moment as numerous big Hollywood names have opened the floodgates and encouraged individuals to come forward. Karen Baxter asks, is accountancy next for #MeToo?

  • Supreme Court upholds requirement to record variations in writing

    24 May 2018

    Rock Advertising Limited v MWB Business Exchange Centres Limited is an important case. In fact, the opening paragraph of Lord Sumption’s judgment describes it as an “exceptional” appeal, raising “truly fundamental issues” of contract law.

  • Irish abortion referendum produces toxic mix of politics and advertising

    23 May 2018

    On a recent trip to Dublin, what struck me most, was the sight of lampposts festooned with 2 or even 3 separate, competing ads 'for' and 'against' the repeal of the 8th Amendment of the Irish constitution, which bans abortion. The referendum on its repeal takes place this Friday (25th May) while the rest of the EU frets about GDPR implementation.

  • Jonathan Carr comments for The Mirror: Ramadan: Fasting and praying at work during the holy months - your rights explained

    Press

    23 May 2018

    In an article for The Mirror Online, Jonathan Carr discusses the rights for those fasting and praying at work during Ramadan.

  • Alex Milner-Smith and Sean Dempsey write for techUK: Be prepared: the scramble to meet the GDPR deadline

    Press

    22 May 2018

    In an article for techUK, Alex Milner-Smith and Sean Dempsey discuss the fast approaching GDPR law coming into effect and that companies are scrambling to meet the deadline in time.

  • Brinsley Dresden comments for LexisNexis: Consultation on rule to ban ‘harmful’ gender stereotypes from adverts

    Press

    21 May 2018

    In an article for LexisNexis, Brinsley Dresden comments on the Committees of Advertising Practice launching a public consultation on introducing a rule prohibiting advertisements from including gender stereotypes that are likely to cause harm, or serious or widespread offence.

  • Construction Law Update – Fighting back against “Smash and Grab” Adjudications

    21 May 2018

    The case of Grove Developments Ltd v S&T (UK) Ltd (February 2018) is worthy of note, not least because it potentially provides employers with a quick means of reclaiming the loss suffered, following a “smash and grab” adjudication by starting its own adjudication on the true value.

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