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  • Trader loses 'ludicrous' case against dismissal


    12 December 2013

    Commenting in an article for The Times, Michael Anderson discusses the recent sacking of an oil trader who was dismissed after a heavy night of drinking.

  • Zero-hours work ‘equals a happy work-life balance’


    26 November 2013

    In a Times article, Lewis Silkin has been mentioned regarding the survey conducted in conjunction with the CIPD on zero-hours contracts.

  • French police put together case against Ikea bosses


    21 November 2013

    After the revelation that two senior executives from Ikea’s French business and a former head of the company were charged with illegally using police files to snoop on staff and customers, Ellen Temperton discusses legal ways to obtain information about a candidate's or existing employee’s criminal past in a Times article.

  • Religious symbols at work: Lift high the cross


    21 November 2013

    Commenting in an Economist article, Tom Heys discusses the difficulty employers face when weaving their way through law relating to religious jewellery at work.

  • Barclays scrambles to plug staff gap after suspensions


    05 November 2013

    In a Wall Street Journal article, Toni Lorenzo discusses the fate of the six currency traders suspended by Barclays last week amid a probe into possible manipulation of foreign-exchange markets.

  • Poundland judgment neither a surprise nor a victory


    04 November 2013

    Following her comments on the Supreme Court’s ‘back to work’ judgment last week, Carla Davidson's subsequent article on the case is featured in HR Magazine.

  • UK’s Supreme Court rules ‘workfare’ legally flawed


    31 October 2013

    In a Financial Times article, Carla Davidson comments upon a Supreme Court ruling that the Government's controversial back to work schemes, which require jobseekers to work for free or risk losing their benefits, were legally flawed.

  • Illegal immigration: Over the top


    26 October 2013

    In an article for The Economist, Joanna Hunt discusses the Government's new immigration bill and the problems it may cause when immigrants respond to its tougher new laws.

  • PRCA and Lewis Silkin launch industry-leading legal partnership


    25 October 2013

    The PRCA and Lewis Silkin LLP are delighted to announce a strategic partnership that includes an employment and commercial legal helpline for PRCA corporate members.

  • Auto enrolment pension regime


    21 October 2013

    In a co-authored article for The Law Society Gazette, Katherine Shaw and Kathryn Pickard discuss the impact the new auto enrolment pension rules will have on law firms, and the tricky areas that they are likely to encounter.

  • Ius Laboris supports first ever certified Global Reward Management Programme through top European Business Schools


    18 October 2013

    Ius Laboris, the world’s largest and highest quality alliance of HR law firms, has announced it is contributing the HR law training aspects of the first ever certified Global Reward Management programme in Europe.

  • Policies on porn: how to tackle internet misuse in the workplace


    16 October 2013

    In a Reuters article, Russell Brimelow discusses large financial institutions' policies towards employees accessing, or attempting to access, pornography whilst at work.

  • The City takes a break from holidays


    30 September 2013

    In this Financial News article, Colin Leckey discusses results of the Financial News' City job satisfaction survey which found that 30.5% of survey participants did not take their entire holiday entitlement for the year. 

  • Employers' LinkedIn rights: another piece of the puzzle


    10 September 2013

    In an article for PLC Magazine, Ellen Temperton discusses a High Court ruling deciding that a former employer can exert some control over an employee’s LinkedIn account after termination in order to protect its business (Whitmar Publications Ltd v Gamage [2013] EWHC 1881 (Ch)). This is despite the fact that the LinkedIn user agreement is often in the name of the employee.

  • Regulating the recruitment sector - how far will the new framework go?


    14 August 2013

    In an article written for the International Law Office, Carla Feakins discusses the government's official response to its recent consultation on reforming the regulatory framework for the recruitment sector.

  • What are zero-hours contracts?


    05 August 2013

    In a BBC article, Michael Burd discusses the benefits of zero-hour contracts and why employers choose to use them.

  • Employer issues with LinkedIn: Stemming the tide


    26 June 2013

    In an article for PLC Magazine, Ellen Temperton discusses the issues that employers may face when its employees use professional networking sites, such as LinkedIn.

  • 100 Years of Employment Law


    18 June 2013

    Richard Lister wrote an article for the Impact magazine to mark the centenary of the CIPD, taking a look back at how UK employment law has evolved over the past 100 years.

  • Bankers' bonuses: Curbing excess


    14 June 2013

    In an article written for PLC Magazine, Colin Leckey, Victoria Goode and Ailsa Murdoch discuss a recent ruling that investment bank Dresdner Kleinwort must uphold a promise made at the height of the financial crisis to guarantee a minimum €400 million bonus pool to a group of bankers at its London office.

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