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  • Shared parental leave and sex discrimination

    06 October 2016

    The first case about the amounts paid to men and women on shared parental leave has been decided by an Employment Tribunal in Glasgow.

  • No more long work hours for millennial lawyers


    06 October 2016

    James Davies has commented in an article for The Financial Times which discusses how working round the clock for high pay is not what motivates young lawyers today.

  • 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.

  • Lewis Silkin launches Worksphere to provide complementary highvalue HR services


    04 October 2016

    HR News has commented on Lewis Silkin's Worksphere launch which shall provide complementary, high-value HR services and bring together leading employment and immigration lawyers and seasoned HR consultants.

  • The Lawyer Hot 100 Connect Event


    29 September 2016

    Lewis Silkin is delighted to be sponsoring The Lawyer Hot 100 event BREXIT 100 days (or so) later: A retrospective look at the past 100 days and an informed look into the future.

  • 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).

  • How can retailers avoid HMRC trouble when it comes to National Minimum Wage?


    14 September 2016

    Lisa Patmore comments in an article for Retail Gazette which discusses how retailers can avoid HMRC trouble when it comes to National Minimum Wage

  • Zero-hours contracts criticised for benefiting business, not staff


    09 September 2016

    Partner, Laura Farnsworth has commented in an article for HR Magazine which discusses the use of Zero-hours contracts in businesses.

  • Lewis Silkin launches Worksphere to provide complementary, high-value HR services


    09 September 2016

    Lewis Silkin LLP has today launched Worksphere, a comprehensive suite of HR-focused business services. Worksphere supports employers through services such as investigations and bespoke consultancy, bringing together leading employment lawyers and seasoned HR consultants.

  • 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.

  • Baby steps…or a step too far?

    08 September 2016

    The Women & Equalities Committee recently published its inquiry findings on workplace pregnancy and maternity discrimination. This inquiry was launched after research last year by Department for Business, Innovation & Skills and the Equality and Human Rights Commission found that discrimination towards pregnant women and new mothers had doubled since similar research was carried out in 2005.

  • Immigration programmes for low-skilled labour: alternatives to freedom of movement

    08 September 2016

    The UK relies on EU migrants for low-skilled labour. When the current immigration system was introduced in 2008, Tier 3 of the UK Points-Based System was earmarked for low-skilled immigration routes.

  • Lewis Silkin's rockhopper service nominated for FT Innovative Lawyer Award


    06 September 2016

    Leading employment specialist Lewis Silkin LLP has been shortlisted for this year’s FT Innovative Lawyers award for its low cost fixed fee HR and employment law service rockhopper (

  • 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.

  • Calculating holiday pay new ET decision on voluntary overtime

    23 August 2016

    Last year, we reported on a decision of the Northern Ireland Court of Appeal that voluntary overtime might have to be included in the calculation of statutory holiday pay if it was a sufficiently permanent feature of remuneration.

  • Employment law in Vietnam - an overview


    19 August 2016

    Over the past few decades, Vietnam has moved from a centrally-based economy to one with significant market features.

  • 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.

  • Tax treatment of termination payments - the sting in the tail

    16 August 2016

    In 2015, the Government launched a consultation to simplify the tax and national insurance (“NI”) treatment of termination payments. As previously reported, following that consultation the Government announced that it proposed to amend the rules with effect from 6 April 2018.

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