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Press09 March 2018
James Davies comments in an article for The Times, discussing employees entitlement to pay if they are unable to get to work due to adverse weather conditions, such as the weather faced by the UK last week.
Press08 March 2018
Michael Burd has commented in an article for Lexis Nexis on PwC's revelation that the UK has been slower in addressing its gender pay gap compared to other developed nations, with Iceland, Sweden and Norway remaining as the top three performing OECD countries.
Bethan Carney contributes to an article in Legally India: Rights of Persons with Disabilities in India and Other Jurisdictions
Press28 February 2018
Bethan Carney contributes to an article in Legally India, with others from member firms of lus Laboris, outlining the laws in their respective countries concerning disabled rights.
Press22 February 2018
In an article for The Stack, Naomi Hanrahan-Soar speaks on the importance of foreign talent to bridge the tech skills gaps, power innovation, and drive our digital economy.
Joanna Hunt writes for the Free Movement Blog: Just how level do we want the Brexit playing field to be?
Press22 February 2018
Joanna Hunt has written an article for the Free Movement Blog which discusses the “need for a level playing field”, a phrase coined by the EU out of concern that the UK may turn itself into a tax haven.
Andrew Osborne & Samar Shams comment for Lexis Nexis: Businesses ‘hampered by inflexible immigration system’
Press19 February 2018
Andrew Osborne & Samar Shams have commented in an article for Lexis Nexis which discusses the Director general of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) Adam Marshall's call for the government to provide a clear statement of intent on immigration policy so that businesses can make decisions for the future.
Press19 February 2018
James Davies has commented in an article for Lexis Nexis which discusses the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufacturers and Commerce (RSA) proposal of a £10,000 universal basic opportunity fund, subsidised by government savings, to be given to all citizens under 55.
Karen Baxter writes for Accountancy Age: Mind the gap: what accountancy firms should be doing ahead of the new gender pay gap reporting rules
Press16 February 2018
With less than two months to go until the deadline for filing gender pay gap reports, thousands of employers have not yet provided their figures. Karen Baxter asks, is your firm ready?
Press14 February 2018
In a report published today on the Home Office’s delivery of Brexit in regards to immigration, the Home Affairs Committee cites Lewis Silkin’s praise for the commitment and hard work of UK Visas and Immigration’s European casework team.
Joanna Hunt comments for LexisNexis: Brexit: EU’s draft transitional arrangements put UK in ‘precarious position’
Press13 February 2018
Joanna Hunt comments in an article for LexisNexis, discussing the EU's ability to suspend the UK's benefits during the Brexit transition phase following the UK's departure from the EU.
Naomi Hanrahan-Soar comments for Techworld: Will the tech sector stand up for immigrants after Brexit?
Press12 February 2018
Naomi Hanrahan-Soar comments in an article for Techworld, discussing the possible loss of foreign talent in the UK Tech sector, due to Brexit.
Joanna Hunt writes for Lawyer 2B: Are trainee overseas secondments set to become a thing of the past?
Press31 January 2018
Joanna Hunt writes an article for Lawyer 2B, discussing the implications of the changes to qualify for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) in the UK for non-EU lawyers training or working in UK firms.
Naomi Hanrahan-Soar writes for FinTech Futures: Immigration in the banking technology industry: a positive story
Press22 January 2018
Naomi Hanrahan-Soar writes an article for FinTech Futures, discussing the tech sectors heavy reliance on foreign nationals to provide the technical skills required in the workforce. Accordingly, Brexit, and the potential to restrict access to that talent pool, brings additional concerns for employers.
Press19 January 2018
Kathryn Weaver comments in an article for China Daily, discussing the stress and pressure from a more intense working environment across the Asia-Pacific, with particular focus on Hong Kong.
James Davies comments for The Guardian: Copyright, defamation, employment: how tech is disrupting every corner of the law
Press10 January 2018
James Davies comments in an article for The Guardian, discussing how the law needs to be at the forefront of change in an ever evolving digitised world.
Press18 December 2017
Samar Shams writes for HRZone discussing the surprises businesses should be aware of in relation to the prevention of illegal working.
Press14 December 2017
Hannah Price comments in an article for The Times discussing EU employment rights.
Laura Farnsworth spoke to SLOAN! Magazine: Lewis Silkin uses innovative working practices to improve work-life balance for lawyers with children
Press12 December 2017
Laura Farnsworth spoke to SLOAN! Magazine about the challenges faced by those with young families working in the legal sector and what led to the firm establishing rockhopper – our fixed fee HR and employment law service for businesses which allows lawyers to work flexibly from home.
Joanna Hunt comments for Lexis Nexis: 'Breakthrough' Brexit deal provides as many questions as answers
Press11 December 2017
Joanna Hunt comments on the deal struck by the UK and EU, as well as the implications of the agreement, in an article for Lexis Nexis.
James Davies is quoted in an article for Personnel Today: “We’re not like Uber or the other gig economy companies” – Hermes
Press08 December 2017
James Davies’ quotes from his talk on ‘Defining the status of employees and workers: challenges for the legislative framework’ at this week’s Westminster Employment Keynote Seminar: Employment rights and practices in the UK were picked up in this article.