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  • A glitch in time – European Court rules on travelling as ‘working time’

    11 September 2015

    The European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) has ruled that, for workers with no fixed or habitual place of work, travelling time to and from the first and last customer appointments of the day should count as “working time” for the purposes of the EU Working Time Directive (“WTD”).

  • The changing role of the employment lawyer


    08 September 2015

    Russell Brimelow and Michael Burd have written an article for HR Magazine on the changing role of employment lawyers and the introduction of new services to meet the demands of an ever evolving regulatory landscape.

  • Union reforms will provoke backlash


    23 July 2015

    Colin Leckey has been quoted in an article by The Times which examines the Trade Union Bill published last week - highlighting the significant changes to the law on strike ballots, staffing, and picketing.

  • 11 Lewis Silkin partners listed in Who's Who Legal 2015


    14 July 2015

    Lewis Silkin is pleased to announce that 11 partners in their Employment, Reward and Immigration team have been listed in this year’s edition of Who’s Who Legal 2015 - more than double the number of lawyers listed in respect of any other UK firm.

  • Employers start move to flexible contracts in era of robotics


    10 July 2015

    James Davies has been quoted in an article by The Global Legal Post. The article examines how a new era of greater mechanisation might be ushering in 'the need for workers to embrace change' rather than expecting a high degree of job security.

  • The Changing World of the Employment Lawyer


    09 July 2015

    With technological advancements and the impact of globalisation on business needs leading to a shift in client demands, Michael Burd explores the changing role of the employment lawyer in this evolving environment.

  • Hong Kong Series: Lewis Silkin’s Antonia Grant


    01 July 2015

    Antonia Grant features in the Hong Kong Series of Lex 100 following the opening of Lewis Silkin’s first international office in Hong Kong offering employment and immigration services to clients operating in the region.

  • If you say something sexist at work, will you lose your job?


    30 June 2015

    Michael Burd has been quoted in an article by The Telegraph which looks at the possible repercussions of making sexist remarks in the workplace following Sir Tim Hunt's comments and subsequent resignation.

  • Remuneration in financial services - new rules on deferral and clawback

    29 June 2015

    New rules on deferral and clawback of variable remuneration are set out in a joint policy statement issued by the Prudential Regulation Authority (“PRA”) and the Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”). They will apply to variable remuneration awarded for performance periods beginning on or after 1 January 2016.

  • US Government HR hacked: what if such a data breach happened in the UK?


    10 June 2015

    Steven Lorber has been quoted in an article by Personnel Today. The article examines the impact of data protection breaches in the UK, after data affecting millions of workers was hacked at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the HR department for the US Federal government.

  • Conscience and common sense


    04 June 2015

    Tom Heys has been mentioned on the Economist's Erasmus blog, in an article looking at Islam, the courts and female attire.

  • Zero-hours contracts – exclusivity ban now in force

    27 May 2015

    The new government has finally implemented the long-heralded ban on exclusivity clauses in zero-hours contracts. This has been a hot topic for many months, with all of the major political parties including plans to tackle the widespread use of such contracts in their election manifestos.

  • Zero hours contracts: A godsend for high-flying professionals


    20 May 2015

    Helen Samuel, Senior Lawyer with lewissilkinhouse - our specialist resourcing service - has written an article for City AM on the benefits of zero hours contracts for high-flying professionals.

  • Tesco said to face possible action after firing staff by mail


    21 April 2015

    Michael Burd has been quoted in an article by Bloomberg which looks at the issues that Tesco Plc is facing after they conducted exit interviews with the executives involved in the accounting scandal by mail, rather than in person.

  • Election 2015: employees’ rights to their opinions


    21 April 2015

    Karen Baxter and Sal Simao, Partner at Ford Harrison - fellow member of the Ius Laboris law firm alliance, have written an article for Personnel Today examining the workplace legislation around taking time off to vote and staking a political allegiance.

  • Faith in the Party


    16 April 2015

    Tom Heys has been quoted in the Economist's Erasmus blog on the intersection of religion and public policy.

  • Religion, holidays and days off in the global workplace


    08 April 2015

    Tom Heys has contributed to an article for Corporate Counsel which looks at religion, holidays and days off in the global workplace.

  • Labour's zero hours clampdown highlights lack of data


    07 April 2015

    In a Financial Times article, Colin Leckey comments on the recent Labour proposal to clamp down on zero-hours contracts.

  • Employment lawyers react to Labour's zero-hour proposals


    07 April 2015

    Colin Leckey has been quoted in HR Magazine on Labour's recent zero-hour proposals.

  • There are bigger employment issues than zero-hours contracts


    07 April 2015

    Colin Leckey comments in an article by Solicitors Journal on the recent Labour zero-hours proposals.

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