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  • A letter from the Pearl of the Orient


    12 July 2016

    Hong Kong's labour market has traditionally been lightly regulated, but what is the current direction of travel?

  • Employment law in Korea - an overview

    08 July 2016

    The Republic of Korea (often referred to as South Korea and in this in-brief as Korea) has one of Asia’s strongest performing economies and is home to some of the world’s largest brands.

  • 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.

  • Payet Kante and Fabregas would have struggled to move to England post Brexit


    24 June 2016

    Andrew Osbourne has commented in an article for The Times which discusses the implications of post-Brexit on British football.

  • What happens now that the UK has voted to leave the EU

    24 June 2016

    The UK population voted to leave the European Union (“EU”) on 23 June 2016, but nothing will happen for employers and employees overnight.

  • Gender pay reporting a top concern for employers


    10 June 2016

    Gender pay reporting has been identified as one of the key challenges in the years ahead for employers, a new study has revealed. 'The Future of Employment Legal Services' - a collaboration between Lewis Silkin and research partner Winmark - analysed which issues were most likely to affect businesses in the future.

  • 59% view gender pay reporting as key employment law issue facing employers


    09 June 2016

    More than half (59%) of employer respondents view gender pay reporting as the most important employment legal services issue they will face over the next five years, according to research by law firm Lewis Silkin and Winmark.

  • James Davies comments on 'flexible working and gender pay most likely to affect business'


    09 June 2016

    Flexible working and gender pay reporting are the issues most likely to have an impact on companies during the next five years, according to research.

  • Brexit and data protection - would it make a difference?


    09 June 2016

    The UK’s data protection legislation is currently derived from the EU’s 1995 Data Protection Directive (95/46/EC).

  • EU Trade Secrets Directive: Will blowing the whistle still be possible in practice?


    09 June 2016

    European Union Member States adopted a Directive on the protection of trade secrets on 27 May 2016.

  • The Bribery Act 2010 - an employment law perspective


    08 June 2016

    The Bribery Act 2010, which came into force on 1 July 2011, is responsible for sweeping away antiquated British bribery laws to create a regime of criminal offences described by the Director of the Serious Fraud Office as “the toughest bribery legislation in the world”.

  • Brexit and data protection - would it make a difference

    07 June 2016

    The UK’s data protection legislation is currently derived from the EU’s 1995 Data Protection Directive (95/46/EC). In May 2018, this will be replaced by the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which will be directly applicable across the EU (together with a new Data Protection Directive for the police and criminal justice sector).

  • Privacy on parade – the circumscribed right to a private life

    02 June 2016

    A new ruling of the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) raises important questions about when employees can have a reasonable expectation of privacy in respect of material on their personal devices.

  • Russell Brimelow comments in Law Society Gazette on how to do part-time.


    24 May 2016

    Russel Brimelow has been qouted in the Law Society Gazette, 'How to: work part-time'. The article reports on the increasing number of law firms and in-house teams recognising the value of part-time working.

  • Paternity leave and pay


    18 May 2016

    The law relating to paternity leave and pay is not yet as developed or as complicated as maternity legislation. However, since the introduction of additional paternity leave and pay for fathers of children due on or after 3 April 2011, administering it has certainly become more of a headache for employers.

  • High price for high heels?

    16 May 2016

    A female employee has hit the headlines after being sent home without pay on her first day as a receptionist by her agency Portico…for refusing to wear high heels.

  • Maternity leave and pay


    10 May 2016

    The law recognises women on maternity leave as being particularly vulnerable and gives them special protection. As a result, employers need to be careful to make sure they comply with their legal obligations in this area. This Inbrief summarises the rights which women on maternity leave enjoy and looks at some common problem areas.

  • Information and consultation


    10 May 2016

    The Government implemented the EU Information and Consultation Directive by bringing into force the Information and Consultation of Employees Regulations 2004 on 6 April 2005.

  • Gender pay gap reporting and Simpson’s Paradox

    06 May 2016

    The draft gender pay gap reporting regulations were published early this year.

  • Lewis Silkin advises Gerald Eve on the acquisition of five key transactional teams from Deloitte


    04 May 2016

    Lewis Silkin LLP has advised Gerald Eve LLP, chartered surveyors and property consultants, on its acquisition of five key teams from Deloitte Real Estate. These deals will see Deloitte’s 38 - strong West End leasing, City leasing, lease advisory, lease exit teams and national investment team transfer across to Gerald Eve with effect from 1st June 2016.

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