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  • James Davies comments on 'flexible working and gender pay most likely to affect business'


    09 June 2016

    Flexible working and gender pay reporting are the issues most likely to have an impact on companies during the next five years, according to research.

  • Brexit and data protection - would it make a difference?


    09 June 2016

    The UK’s data protection legislation is currently derived from the EU’s 1995 Data Protection Directive (95/46/EC).

  • EU Trade Secrets Directive: Will blowing the whistle still be possible in practice?


    09 June 2016

    European Union Member States adopted a Directive on the protection of trade secrets on 27 May 2016.

  • The Bribery Act 2010 - an employment law perspective


    08 June 2016

    The Bribery Act 2010, which came into force on 1 July 2011, is responsible for sweeping away antiquated British bribery laws to create a regime of criminal offences described by the Director of the Serious Fraud Office as “the toughest bribery legislation in the world”.

  • 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).

  • Privacy on parade – the circumscribed right to a private life

    02 June 2016

    A new ruling of the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) raises important questions about when employees can have a reasonable expectation of privacy in respect of material on their personal devices.

  • Russell Brimelow comments in Law Society Gazette on how to do part-time.


    24 May 2016

    Russel Brimelow has been qouted in the Law Society Gazette, 'How to: work part-time'. The article reports on the increasing number of law firms and in-house teams recognising the value of part-time working.

  • Paternity leave and pay


    18 May 2016

    The law relating to paternity leave and pay is not yet as developed or as complicated as maternity legislation. However, since the introduction of additional paternity leave and pay for fathers of children due on or after 3 April 2011, administering it has certainly become more of a headache for employers.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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