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Press14 March 2016
The Law Society Gazette convened its latest roundtable to discuss the implications of the a Brexit vote.
Inbrief02 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.
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).
Press23 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
Press14 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.
Press12 January 2016
Michael Burd and James Davies discuss the risk associated with employers who flout redundancy procedures.
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.
Press02 November 2015
Olga Nechita has been quoted in an article by City A.M. on the open letter organised by the Coalition for a Digital Economy, which urges David Cameron to welcome more skilled migrants.
In search of a new Safe Harbour: The EU's push for new data transfer regulation with the US may be part of the problem
Press30 October 2015
Steven Lorber has written an article for City A.M. on the aftermath of the European Court’s ground-breaking ruling which outlawed “safe harbour” arrangements.
Press12 October 2015
Karen Baxter's comments from a roundtable on legal workplaces and the challenges facing the professions' mental wellbeing have been featured on the Law Society Gazette website.
Press Release01 October 2015
Lewis Silkin is delighted to be named winner of the HR Law Firm of the Year at this year’s The Legal 500 Awards.
Press15 September 2015
James Davies has been quoted in an article by Bloomberg News which looks at the growing number of lawsuits related to fired currency traders, as a result of the investigations into the manipulation of foreign-exchange markets.
Press14 September 2015
Russell Brimelow comments in The Law Society Gazette on lewissilkinhouse, our in-house resourcing service in relation to shifting patterns in legal resourcing.
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”).
Press08 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.
Press23 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.
Press14 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.
Press10 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.
Press09 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.
Press01 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.