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  • 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.

  • Michael Burd awarded Who's Who Legal Labour & Employment Award 2016

    Press Release

    21 April 2016

    Michael Burd, Chair and joint head of employment at law firm Lewis Silkin LLP, has been recognised as pre-eminent in the field of Labour and Employment law globally by Who’s Who Legal.

  • Pension auto-enrolment


    20 April 2016

    From 1 October 2012 a fundamental change to employers’ obligations concerning workplace pensions took effect, requiring employers who have passed their “Staging Date” to automatically enrol eligible jobholders into a suitable pension scheme and fund a minimum level of pension savings (without reducing pay or benefits elsewhere). The new rules will require all employers to review (and, if necessary, amend) their current pension arrangements or face substantial penalties for non-compliance.

  • Don't proselytise at work, a court rules


    11 April 2016

    Because work-places are multi-faith arenas where people aren’t expected to leave their religious affiliations behind, employment disputes caused by inter-religious exchanges at work are likely to grow more and more contentious.

  • RMT union calls for members to vote for Brexit


    08 April 2016

    James Davies and Bethan Carney have been quoted in an article by the Financial Times regarding the employment implications of Brexit.

  • Settlement agreements


    08 April 2016

    First introduced by statute in 1993, settlement agreements (previously known as compromise agreements) have become increasingly common as a means for an employer and employee to settle claims and/or effect a clean break from the employment relationship.

  • Could Brexit change the face of football in the UK?


    01 April 2016

    Andrew Osborne was interviewed by BBC news on the impact of Brexit on British football and the potential loss of access to European talent which has helped make the Premier League hugely popular.

  • Top-flight clubs warned Brexit would have far-reaching fallout


    29 March 2016

    Andrew Osborne has been quoted in an article by The Times which examines the consequences of the possible impact of Britain choosing to leave the European Union for football clubs across the country.

  • Shared parental leave


    16 March 2016

    A new system of shared parental leave has been introduced as part of the Government’s commitment to create a fairer society that gives parents more flexibility to decide how they want to share care for their child in the first year. Shared parental leave is available for parents in respect of children due on or after 5 April 2015.

  • Roundtable: Brexit legal strategy


    14 March 2016

    The Law Society Gazette convened its latest roundtable to discuss the implications of the a Brexit vote.

  • Tape measures - tackling the risk of employee recordings


    02 March 2016

    Modern technology has made it increasingly easy for employees to make covert recordings in the workplace. This can be done in different contexts and for a variety of reasons, but is rarely something that the employer would want to take place.

  • Latest ruling on holiday pay and commission

    24 February 2016

    The Employment Appeal Tribunal (“EAT”) has confirmed that UK law can and should be interpreted to give effect to the decision of the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) that results-based commission must be taken into account when calculating workers’ holiday pay (British Gas Trading v Lock).

  • Brexit: Implications for employment law in the UK


    23 February 2016

    James Davies and Bethan Carney consider some of the potential implications of the UK leaving the EU for employers and employees.

  • European Court rules bosses can monitor employees' private messages on WhatsApp and other messaging services


    14 January 2016

    Michael Burd comments in The Independent on the decision made by The European Court of Human Rights allowing companies the right to monitor workers' emails.

  • Company directors could face prosecution if they break redundancy rules


    12 January 2016

    Michael Burd and James Davies discuss the risk associated with employers who flout redundancy procedures.

  • New protections for workers on zero-hours contracts

    17 November 2015

    Earlier this year, we reported on the Government’s ban on the use of exclusivity clauses in “zero-hours contracts”. The ban, which came into force in May, renders unenforceable a contractual provision which prohibits an individual working under a zero-hours contract from working elsewhere. The Government has recently proposed new legislation designed to add teeth to the ban, giving employees and workers the right to bring a tribunal claim if they are penalised for working elsewhere.

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