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Adidas follows Balenciaga in cutting ties with Ye - Alan Hunt comments for Vogue Business
Press27 October 2022
The German sportswear brand is ending production of its Yeezy collaboration with immediate effect, saying it “does not tolerate anti-semitism and any other sort of hate speech”.
Legislative Void Leaves Firms Guessing on Ethnicity Pay Gaps - Tom Heys comments for Law360
Press19 October 2022
After explosive protests in 2020, ethnicity pay gap reporting has become a linchpin of diversity and inclusion policies for a growing number of employers. But, without formal reporting requirements from the government, lawyers say organizations that make the leap are in uncharted waters.
Menopause in the workplace: Linda Hynes comments for The Irish Examiner
Press14 October 2022
Employers risk losing experienced female members of staff if they fail to offer support during menopause.
The Industry Reacts to UK Government Replacing GDPR - Bryony Long comments for VideoWeek
Press04 October 2022
The UK Government plans to replace GDPR with its own data protection system, culture secretary Michele Donelan told the Conservative Party Conference on Monday.
Employers need to reevaluate package to attract and retain staff - Síobhra Rush comments for RTÉ
Press24 August 2022
Síobhra Rush has shed some light for RTÉ Ireland on what employers need to do in order to attract and retain their staff.
France Becomes First European Country to Ban Fossil Fuel Adverts - Brinsley Dresden comments for VideoWeek
Press24 August 2022
The French Government has enacted a ban on adverts for fossil fuels, outlawing natural gas ads from the beginning of 2023.
Non-binary workers can be omitted from pay gap calculations - Síobhra Rush comments for The Irish Independent
Press09 August 2022
Employers can omit workers who do not identify as male or female when calculating their gender pay gap.
Gender and ethnicity pay gap data and staff resistance – Tom Heys comments for FT Ignites Europe
Press27 July 2022
As staff become more aware and sensitive to the collection and use of their personal data it can cause diversity initiatives at companies to be stifled, or worse, falter entirely. Tom Heys, our gender and ethnicity pay gap reporting expert, comments for the FT Ignites Europe publication to explore the issue further.
The Conservative leadership race from a branding perspective on BBC Radio Cymru
Press25 July 2022
For those who speak Welsh, Geraint Lloyd-Taylor discusses the Conservative leadership race from a branding perspective on BBC Radio Cymru.
How SMEs can build progressive workplaces in Ireland
Press13 July 2022
Linda Hynes shares her insights on how SME’s can build progressive workplaces in Ireland. Employees are more vocal than they have ever been about what they expect their employer to do to support them. They expect their workplace to be environmentally sustainable, diverse, inclusive, and accommodating.
19 Lewis Silkin employment lawyers listed in Who's Who Legal 2022
Press13 July 2022
Lewis Silkin is pleased to announce that 19 lawyers across our employment and immigration team are listed in this year’s edition of Who’s Who Legal 2022.
Kathryn Weaver and Karen Baxter ranked in list of top 50 leading female employment law partners in the world by International Employment Lawyer
Press17 June 2022
We are delighted to announce that Kathryn Weaver and Karen Baxter have been selected by International Employment Lawyer’s Women Leaders thought-leadership survey.
Why employers need to think about ethnicity and gender pay gaps - Tom Heys write for Employee Benefits
Press15 June 2022
Gender pay gap reporting has successfully increased focus on one aspect of diversity, with high levels of compliance. Although reporting will not be mandatory, the imminent arrival of government guidance on ethnicity pay gap reporting means that more employers will be taking a greater focus on ethnic diversity.
Not so intangible: IP rights and real estate. Clare Reddy, Stephanie Kay and Michael Szlesinger write for EG
Press01 June 2022
From trophy buildings that dominate the skyline to uniquely designed work and living spaces, distinctiveness is a significant driver of real estate value. Key to developers’ ability to leverage and protect that value are intellectual property rights.
Reporting on the pay gap – what Irish employers need to know. Síobhra Rush and Niamh Crotty write for The Irish Independent
Press30 May 2022
The Gender Pay Gap Information Act 2021, signed last July, sets out the legislative basis for Gender Pay Gap (GPG) reporting in Ireland – and employers who are required to report are expected to pick a “snapshot” date in June, on which they must collect the data, and then report on it within a six-month period.
EU to give workers the right to request flexible working: Linda Hynes comments for RTÉ
Press11 April 2022
The right to request flexible work arrangements is set to become a reality this year for Irish employees, with the Government due to implement the EU's Work Life Balance Directive.
The government’s latest thinking on its new infrastructure levy: Sara Hanrahan comments for Planning Magazine
Press28 March 2022
The government’s proposed new infrastructure levy is one of the few remaining measures from the planning white paper. Insiders say ministers are considering ways that the levy could boost affordable housing delivery via a “formulaic approach” to the issue but there are still concerns over how it will handle the need for on-site provision.
8 times brands fell foul of ASA for ‘greenwashing’: Geraint Lloyd-Taylor comments for The Drum
Press24 March 2022
Ads by major brands including Innocent Drinks, Oatly, Hyundai and Shell have been ruled ‘greenwashing’ by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), as the watchdog continues to crack down on misleading environmental claims, saying it “won’t hesitate to take action against any ads that break our rules.”
UK: Expect Metaverse Employment Disputes. Tarun Tawakley writes for SHRM
Press14 March 2022
There are many visions of the metaverse, which is essentially a virtual world that incorporates virtual reality where people can meet and interact. For many employers, the earliest glimpse of the metaverse may be the use of virtual reality systems in conferences and events.
Harmful ads and scams to be included in Online Safety Bill: Geraint Lloyd-Taylor comments for IT PRO
Press09 March 2022
Social media sites and search engines will have a legal duty to “do more” to protect UK users from harmful, fraudulent and misleading advertisements.