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  • Key employment law issues for sports organisations

    10 October 2016

    This update highlights a few recent developments in employment law with particular relevance for professional sports organisations.

  • Court of Appeal confirms holiday pay should include results-based commission

    10 October 2016

    The Court of Appeal has given judgment in the ongoing holiday pay case of British Gas Trading Ltd v Lock and another, which raises the question of whether and how a salesman’s commission should be taken into account when calculating his holiday pay.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Gender pay gap reporting - regulations delayed

    16 August 2016

    There is to be a delay in publication of the final regulations on gender pay gap reporting, it has been confirmed by the Government Equalities Office (“GEO”).

  • Just a bit of banter - or endemic sexual harassment?

    12 August 2016

    More than 52% of women surveyed said they had been sexually harassed at work, according to a new report by the Trades Union Congress in conjunction with the Everyday Sexism Project. Perhaps even more surprising than that headline figure is the fact that 79% of the women who said that they had experienced harassment did not inform their employer

  • Engineered for success or running out of fuel Immigration and the automotive industry

    03 August 2016

    The manufacture of cars and commercial vehicles has increased enormously – more than 25% in the last 10 years. In the UK, car production has increased by over 5% between 2014 and 2015.

  • Brexit and the points based immigration system

    03 August 2016

    The UK’s potential withdrawal from the EU has placed our immigration systems under scrutiny. This article reviews the nature of our current system. We highlight aspects which could be improved and aspects which will have to change if EU nationals will be subject to the same Immigration Rules as non-EU nationals

  • Clarification on application of Acas Code

    01 August 2016

    Two recent rulings of the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) have clarified the application of the Acas Code of Practice on Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures, by confirming it does not apply to genuine ill-health dismissals or dismissals for “some other substantial reason” (SOSR) due to a breakdown in the working relationship.

  • A teaser from Theresa - workers on company boards

    25 July 2016

    One of the early surprises of Theresa May’s premiership was her extraordinary pledge that employees should be represented on company boards.

  • What would a Brexit mean for UK immigration law and policy

    21 July 2016

    The concept of transnational citizenship underpins the EU (Article 9 of the Treaty on European Union), and rights of free movement stem from transnational citizenship. The Immigration Act 1988 was introduced to ensure that Europeans with rights of free movement were not subject to UK immigration rules.

  • Suggested steps for EEA citizens living in the UK post Brexit

    21 July 2016

    Despite the UK’s decision of 23 June 2016 to withdraw from the EU, there will be no immediate changes to freedom of movement rights of EEA nationals in the UK. This right will only cease when the UK leaves the EU.

  • Brexit - what now for TUPE?

    21 July 2016

    Following the UK’s vote to leave the European Union, much is being discussed and written about the future shape of post-Brexit employment law, shorn of the requirement to comply with underlying EU directives.

  • The impact of Brexit on Data Protection

    14 July 2016

    At the moment, it is impossible to say with any certainty how data protection legislation in the UK will be affected by Brexit. The General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) is due to come into force in May 2018.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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).

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