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  • Extending the reach of the Modern Slavery Act 2015

    26 January 2017

    The link between an increasingly globalised economy and the labour rights of workers was put firmly on the commercial agenda by the Government when it introduced the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (“MSA”) in October 2015.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • Tax treatment of termination payments – draft legislation published

    20 December 2016

    Over the past couple of years, the Government has been consulting on proposals to make a number of changes to the tax and national insurance (“NI”) treatment of termination payments.

  • Ask About... Retail, Fashion & Hospitality

    19 December 2016

    Many of our clients in the retail, fashion and hospitality sector face similar HR issues. Each month one of the members of our team will identify an issue, ask how you would deal with it and provide our advice. This month we asked Lisa...

  • Discrimination sur le lieu de travail pour cause de grossesse et de maternité

    14 December 2016

    Le comité parlementaire femmes et égalités (Women & Equalities Committee) a récemment publié ses conclusions en matière de discrimination sur le lieu de travail pour cause de grossesse et de maternité.

  • Calcul des indemnités de congé annuel

    13 December 2016

    La Cour d’appel a récemment émis son jugement dans l’affaire en cours British Gas contre Lock, portant sur les indemnités de congés annuels, et a confirmé que les indemnités de congé annuel devaient inclure les commissions conditionnées aux résultats.

  • Statut professionnel des chauffeurs d’Uber

    13 December 2016

    Un tribunal du travail (employment tribunal) a déterminé que les chauffeurs engagés par Uber étaient des employés et non des prestataires indépendants, ce qui signifie qu’ils ont droit au salaire minimum national, aux congés payés annuels et à la protection des dénonciateurs.

  • New consultations on Employment Tribunals and ill health and disability

    12 December 2016

    The Government has launched two new consultations, the first on reforms to the Employment Tribunal (“ET”) system and the second on work, health and disability.

  • Tell me on a Sunday – new obligations for retail employers

    08 December 2016

    Provisions that will strengthen the rights of shop workers in relation to Sunday working are set out in the Enterprise Act 2016.

  • Gender pay gap reporting – final regulations published!

    07 December 2016

    After a long wait, the final version of the Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017 has been published.

  • Is it possible to have a global appraisal system?

    07 December 2016

    As more and more companies organise themselves in regional or even global structures, the need for some form of global benchmarking of performance becomes ever more pressing but is it really possible to have one system that can accurately grade performance across the USA, China and Nigeria?

  • Leaving the EU through the back door while the parties rage on

    05 December 2016

    Whilst Brexit debates and litigation bubble away, a number of changes are being made to the way the United Kingdom approaches immigration of EEA Nationals and their families. The Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2006 are being replaced with a consolidated 2016 version.

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