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Taboo around menopause ‘starting to wane’: Lisa Dafydd writes for Reward Strategy
Press31 January 2022
Lisa Dafydd, associate in Lewis Silkin’s employment, immigration and reward team, explains why the menopause should be a protected characteristic in itself.
Data Protection Day – Top 5 Data Protection Issues: Bryony Long comments for TechRound
Press28 January 2022
Technology continues to present a growling engine of change, yet with this change comes some specific challenges.
Some assembly required to follow IKEA’s sick pay cut for unjabbed staff: Laura Farnsworth comments for International Employment Lawyer
Press21 January 2022
As more and more global employers consider penalising workers who refuse covid vaccinations, it has been reported that flat-pack furniture giant IKEA has cut sick pay for unvaccinated UK staff required to self-isolate following exposure to the virus. Employment Partner, Laura Farnsworth comments on issues employers considering going down this route should take into account.
ASA clampdown on influencers: Geraint Lloyd-Taylor comments for Campaign
Press20 January 2022
ASA clampdown on influencers will de-monetise those who fall foul.
The gender pay gap and the right to switch off: Síobhra Rush speaks to RTE Radio 1
Press12 January 2022
Siobhra Rush discusses the legal challenges faced by employers as a result of the gender pay gap and the right to switch off from work.
UK Music To Host Music Industry Seminar On Gender & Ethnicity Pay Gap Reporting
Press12 January 2022
Ahead of the Government’s April 4 deadline for gender pay gap reporting for companies with over 250 employees, the seminar will look at what gender and ethnicity pay gap reporting is and what it means for music industry businesses.
The Football Association v Marc Bola
Press07 January 2022
John Shea and Christina Michalos QC of 5RB Chambers successfully represented Middlesbrough player Marc Bola in regulatory proceedings brought against the player for aggravated misconduct relating to a tweet posted several years ago when the player was only 14 years old.
National firm’s subscription service “will change the way we work”: David Willbe comments for Legal Futures
Press21 December 2021
National law firm BLM launched a subscription service for commercial work this week which it describes as “a long-term project which will change the way we work”.
Should companies be recording their employees’ vaccination status and test results? Ben Favaro comments for People Management
Press17 December 2021
Following a People Management Insight webinar on the topic, hosted in partnership with ELMO UK, the software provider's CEO Adam Reynolds explores the legality of collecting workers' Covid-related data.
Boutique hotel trends for 2022: What’s next for the sector? Anthony van Hoffen and Katie Thomas write for Boutique Hotelier
Press09 December 2021
The impact of Covid-19 on the luxury hotel sector has, arguably, been felt stronger than in any other single area of the economy. The sector has been faced with an unparalleled fight for survival – with most hotels having to close their doors to customers for considerable amounts of time throughout the last year and a half.
Phoenix Rising: Key Trends for the Hotel Sector in 2022. Anthony van Hoffen and Katie Thomas write for Caterer, Licensee & Hotelier News
Press07 December 2021
The impact of the pandemic on the hotel and leisure sector was, arguably, felt stronger than in any other single area of the economy. With no ability to pivot their business to ‘online’, and no prospect that ‘working from home’ might provide a temporary solution, the sector was faced with an unprecedented fight for survival.
What Gove's appearance in front of MPs tells us about his priorities for changing the planning system: Sara Hanrahan comments for Planning Magazine
Press22 November 2021
The housing secretary revealed his latest thinking on planning changes when he appeared before MPs last week, including giving communities a greater say over new development and examining the impact of permitted development.
UK firms grapple with ethnicity pay gap reporting: Tom Heys comments for The Financial Times
Press17 November 2021
A growing chorus of voices in the City says the data is vital for boosting representation and should be mandatory.
How to tell if an 'eco-friendly' firm is greenwashing: Victor Timon comments for RTÉ News
Press10 November 2021
We're seeing more 'eco-friendly’ and ‘all natural’ products on our shelves, as consumers demand more sustainable choices. But as companies come under increased pressure to meet their Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) goals, how can we tell if some are twisting the truth?
Menopause in the workplace: Steps for employers. Linda Hynes writes for ThinkBusiness
Press10 November 2021
Employers need to be more proactive around menopause in the workplace, especially as it impacts some of their most experienced colleagues.
Key lessons from Yorkshire County Cricket Club’s botched racism review: Karen Baxter comments for International Employment Lawyer
Press10 November 2021
Yorkshire County Cricket Club’s investigation into allegations of racism has made headlines for all the wrong reasons following the leaking of an independent report to the press earlier this month.
Ireland Begins Gradual Return to Office with Revised Restrictions: Síobhra Rush comments for SHRM
Press05 November 2021
As Ireland loosens its pandemic restrictions, employers are adjusting to a partial return to the office and some changes in health and safety guidance.
Lewis Silkin recognised with top rankings in Chambers UK 2022 for Employment, Media and Entertainment: Advertising and Marketing, and Intellectual Property: Law Firms with Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys
Press21 October 2021
Lewis Silkin’s performance in the sector continues to improve following a strong performance in Legal 500, earning 69 individual and practice rankings – of which 6 are top tier practice rankings and 5 are new entries or improvements.
Flexible working proposals published – but is practice outpacing the law? Carolyn Soakell writes for HR news
Press07 October 2021
The UK government has at last released its proposals for flexible working reform, which have been expected since the Conservative Party published its 2019 manifesto for the general election.
Lessons in remote offboarding as furlough ends and “Great Resignation” takes hold: Laura Farnsworth comments for International Employment Lawyer
Press05 October 2021
This week the Spanish government reached a deal with unions and industry groups to extend the nation’s furlough programme until February 2022. The new deal represents the sixth extension to the scheme since Spain imposed its first lockdown in March 2020 and covers approximately 270,000 workers.