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  • 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.

  • Raising the standard of living and ending low pay: passing the buck to employers?

    10 October 2013

    Politicians want a higher standard of living for all, with proposals to end low pay and get more money in more people's pockets. To do this, a range of policy initiatives are being debated that it's hoped will help people with the cost of living and raise living standards, but which will impact employers.

  • 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.

  • Bring your own device: Responding to the trend


    14 June 2013

    In an article for PLC Magazine, Ellen Temperton discusses the 'Bring your own device' (BYOD) trend, how employers should respond to it, and how it could have potentially damaging implications.

  • US employment law firm FordHarrison joins Ius Laboris, Global HR law Alliance


    12 June 2013

    Ius Laboris, the world’s largest alliance of Human Resources­­­­ law firms (of which Lewis Silkin is the UK member) announced that U.S. employment law firm FordHarrison LLP has joined the Alliance.

  • Flexible working - the backlash


    23 May 2013

    In a Financial Times article, Russell Brimelow discusses Flexible Working and how often some employers don’t realise they have health and safety obligations if staff are working from home. Not only does technology need to be safe, but the working environment needs to be as risk-free as practicable too.

  • International outlook of trainees threatened


    01 May 2013

    In an article for Lawyer2B, Raj Shah discusses how changes in immigration policy are making it increasingly difficult for firms to recruit immigrants as trainee solicitors. Until recently, international students could switch from the Tier 4 student migrant category to the Tier 2 category. However, changes to the Immigration Rules mean that students cannot switch from Tier 4 to Tier 2 unless they have passed a UK-recognised bachelor or master’s degree or attained certain awards in education.

  • Lewis Silkin announces new partner


    02 April 2013

    Rebecca Peedell has been appointed partner in Lewis Silkin’s renowned Employment, Reward and Immigration team effective 1st April 2013.

  • The state of migration: employing migrant workers


    21 March 2013

    Practice Development Lawyers Samar Shams and Bethan Carney, have contributed to a report for The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) which explores the trends and the factors that influence employers in recruiting migrant workers. The report discusses issues such as skills shortages, the availability of UK-born workers, and ‘work ethic’.

  • Collective agreements and TUPE - more dynamic than you might think


    12 March 2013

    In Beerg's Global Labor newsletter, Katherine Shaw discusses the transfer of employees to another employer under TUPE.

  • Irate RBS bankers could challenge bonus clawbacks


    08 March 2013

    In an eFinancialCareers article, James Davies suggests that the investment bankers who have had their bonuses reduced, or even clawed back, in response to the breaches of others may challenge the decision as it could appear to be legally dubious. James argues that issues arise when bonus clawbacks are used as penalties rather than as recompense for damage done. RBS, which is 82 percent owned by the UK government, announced last week that it was cutting bonuses for 2012 and clawing back bonuses for previous years to cover its £390m Libor fixing fine.

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