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Press10 June 2019
Since 20 May 2019 citizens of Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand Singapore, South Korea and USA have been able to use e-passport gates at airports in Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, the East Midlands, Edinburgh, Gatwick, Glasgow, Heathrow, London City, Luton, Manchester and Stansted, as well as the Eurostar terminals at Brussels and Paris.
Joanna Hunt and Kathryn Denyer write for HR Magazine: Digitalisation of the visa system: What HR should know
Press07 June 2019
Joanna Hunt and Kathryn Denyer have written an article for HR Magazine that discusses how HR teams need to get up to speed with the transformation of the UK's visa system, including digital visa status and online right to work checks.
James Davies comments for Compliance Monitor: Office autocrats: facing dominant behaviours in financial services
Press06 June 2019
James Davies has commented in an article for Compliance Monitor which discusses forceful personalities in the financial services industry, the negative group behaviours that arise from them and how bucking these pressures is a formidable task for an individual and, lamentably, most whistleblowers still experience adverse reprisals.
Press06 June 2019
Tom Heys has commented in an article for The Economist which discusses religion in the workplace.
Toni Lorenzo, Michael Anderson and David Samuels write for People Management: Mitigating the impact of an unlawful team move
Press30 May 2019
Can you prevent former employees from competing even in the absence of enforceable restrictive covenants? Toni Lorenzo, Michael Anderson and David Samuels report for People Management in light of a recent Court of Appeal ruling.
Press28 May 2019
James Davies comments in an article for Legal Business which discusses how #MeToo's influence on employment litigation in firms is likely to come into full swing in 2019.
Karen Baxter comments for The Telegraph: The toxic legacy of bosses who just won't quit (like Theresa May)
Press24 May 2019
Karen Baxter has commented in an article for The Telegraph which asks 'what can employees do when their boss refuses to quit?'
Michael Burd comments for The Financial Times: Sexual harassment and bullying rife in legal profession
Press15 May 2019
Michael Burd has commented in an article for The Financial Times that discusses bullying and sexual harassment in the legal profession. Workplace training is having little or no effect on tackling the issues, according to a global survey of 7,000 people working in the sector.
Richard Miskella comments for The Lawyer: Learning the practical lessons of #MeToo: Two City firms appoint workplace guardians
Press03 May 2019
Richard Miskella has commented in an article for The Lawyer which discusses #MeToo and the “Guardians Programme” put in place by Lewis Silkin. This has seen us appoint designated members of staff to be a confidential port of call for colleagues who are concerned about behaviours or the culture at work.
James Davies comments for LexisNexis: Are payslip laws the start of transparency over worker rights?
Press26 April 2019
James Davies has commented in an article for LexisNexis which discusses the feasibility of payslip laws, the extent of transparency over worker rights and the challenges posed to the government.
Richard Miskella comments for The Telegraph: Is ‘blind recruitment’ the best way to tackle workplace discrimination?
Press15 April 2019
Richard Miskella has commented in an article for The Telegraph which discusses the case of Matthew Furlong, who had been the victim of discrimination after being rejected for a job by Cheshire Police, which was in the midst of a diversity drive, because he was a white heterosexual man.
Tom McEvoy writes for Thomson Reuters: I’m an EU citizen. If I leave the UK before Brexit, can I come back?
Press10 April 2019
Tom McEvoy has written an article for Thomson Reuters which answers the question, 'If an individual with an EU passport leaves the UK before Brexit, will they be allowed back into the UK after Brexit?'.
Press09 April 2019
The New Law Journal has covered the recent announcement of key promotions, including the appointment of three additional partners and a divisional managing partner.
Catherine Leung and Louise Le Pla write for the Society for Human Resource Management: Hong Kong: Follow the basics in employment law
Press09 April 2019
Catherine Leung and Louise Le Pla have written an article for the Society for Human Resource Management on the key areas of employment law in Hong Kong.
Kathryn Weaver and Catherine Leung write chapter for ICLG.com: Hong Kong: Employment & Labour Law 2019
Press03 April 2019
Kathryn Weaver and Catherine Leung have written a chapter for ICLG.com on common issues in employment and labour laws and regulations - terms and conditions of employment, employee representation and industrial relations, discrimination, maternity and family leave rights and business sales - in 51 jurisdictions.
Press01 April 2019
Lewis Silkin’s Hong Kong office has been featured in an article in the Asia Business Law Journal as it becomes the official Hong Kong member of Ius Laboris and expands the practice.
Kathryn Weaver comments for Human Resources magazine Hong Kong: Immediate policy roll out on expanded paternity leave urged
Press29 March 2019
Kathryn Weaver, Head of Lewis Silkin Hong Kong discusses the recent changes in policy to paternity leave in Hong Kong and how employers can prepare for this.
Joanna Hunt comments for Lexis Nexis: Spring Statement 2019: PHD-level jobs to be exempt from Tier 2 visa cap
Press18 March 2019
Joanna Hunt has commented in an article for Lexis Nexis which discusses Philip Hammond's recent announcement that PHD-level occupations will be exempt from the Tier 2 (General) visa cap from Autumn 2019.
Joanna Hunt and James Walters write for Essential Retail: How prepared is the eCommerce sector for the staffing implications of a no-deal Brexit?
Press18 March 2019
Joanna Hunt and James Walters have written an article for Essential Retail which discusses the challenges faced by the eCommerce sector to maintain access to labour in the case of a no-deal Brexit.
Press13 March 2019
Lewis Silkin’s Hong Kong office has been featured in an article in HR Magazine following the office’s recognition as a local law firm and the launch of their HR consultancy.