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  • Would raising the minimum wage to the living wage increase unemployment?


    24 April 2014

    In an article for Personnel Today, Hannah Price examines whether raising the minimum wage to the living wage would increase unemployment.

  • UK 'loses control' of immigration


    23 April 2014

    Andrew Osborne has been quoted in an article by The Times on the UK's overcomplicated immigration rules.

  • Data protection - a contextual approach to regulation


    07 April 2014

    Steve Lorber identifies some fundamental problems with the way that Europe approaches data protection regulation and makes some tentative suggestions as to how that approach might be developed in practice, particularly in the context of employment.

  • Stay abreast of whistle-blower protections in the EU


    06 March 2014

    In an article for the Society for Human Resource Management, Kathryn Weaver relays her thoughts on the UK's "advanced classification", given to it in a Transparency International report on anti-corruption.

  • The Immigration Bill and sham marriages


    14 February 2014

    In an article for The Law Society Gazette, Samar Shams discusses the new measures on sham marriages and civil partnerships arising from the new Immigration Bill.

  • Muslim Staff Policy: How Religious Freedom Fits in the Workplace


    23 December 2013

    Commenting in an International Business Times article, James Davies discusses flaws in the definition of indirect discrimination after cases where a major retailer faced public fury when it was revealed the company allowed shop assistants the right to refuse to sell alcohol and pork products and a Christian worker at British Airways was asked to cover up a necklace which depicted a cross.

  • Merry whatever


    19 December 2013

    In an Economist article, Tom Heys comments upon recent rulings on religious beliefs and how even conventional legal definitions of religion are getting murky.

  • Trader loses 'ludicrous' case against dismissal


    12 December 2013

    Commenting in an article for The Times, Michael Anderson discusses the recent sacking of an oil trader who was dismissed after a heavy night of drinking.

  • Zero-hours work ‘equals a happy work-life balance’


    26 November 2013

    In a Times article, Lewis Silkin has been mentioned regarding the survey conducted in conjunction with the CIPD on zero-hours contracts.

  • French police put together case against Ikea bosses


    21 November 2013

    After the revelation that two senior executives from Ikea’s French business and a former head of the company were charged with illegally using police files to snoop on staff and customers, Ellen Temperton discusses legal ways to obtain information about a candidate's or existing employee’s criminal past in a Times article.

  • Religious symbols at work: Lift high the cross


    21 November 2013

    Commenting in an Economist article, Tom Heys discusses the difficulty employers face when weaving their way through law relating to religious jewellery at work.

  • Barclays scrambles to plug staff gap after suspensions


    05 November 2013

    In a Wall Street Journal article, Toni Lorenzo discusses the fate of the six currency traders suspended by Barclays last week amid a probe into possible manipulation of foreign-exchange markets.

  • Poundland judgment neither a surprise nor a victory


    04 November 2013

    Following her comments on the Supreme Court’s ‘back to work’ judgment last week, Carla Davidson's subsequent article on the case is featured in HR Magazine.

  • UK’s Supreme Court rules ‘workfare’ legally flawed


    31 October 2013

    In a Financial Times article, Carla Davidson comments upon a Supreme Court ruling that the Government's controversial back to work schemes, which require jobseekers to work for free or risk losing their benefits, were legally flawed.

  • Illegal immigration: Over the top


    26 October 2013

    In an article for The Economist, Joanna Hunt discusses the Government's new immigration bill and the problems it may cause when immigrants respond to its tougher new laws.

  • PRCA and Lewis Silkin launch industry-leading legal partnership


    25 October 2013

    The PRCA and Lewis Silkin LLP are delighted to announce a strategic partnership that includes an employment and commercial legal helpline for PRCA corporate members.

  • 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.

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