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iGlobal Law
Two recent decisions under the EU Working Time Directive (WTD) are of interest.
Gowling WLG
An extrinsic contract in relation to a pension scheme is an agreement between a member of the scheme and their employer that the member will receive benefits different to those set out in the scheme rules.
Dentons
Tata Steel UK recently secured a significant reduction of a health and safety fine by appealing the fine to the Court of Appeal.
Ashfords LLP
The Supreme Court has handed down it's Judgment deciding that employment tribunal fees are unlawful, and that they are indirectly discriminatory.
Gowling WLG
The duty of employers to act in good faith towards employees applies equally in relation to the way in which an employer exercises its powers under a pension scheme.
Deloitte
In recent months, the press has focussed increasingly on record pension transfer values and an apparent surge in the number of people looking to cash in their defined benefit (DB) pensions.
Gowling WLG
With the introduction of mandatory reporting rules for all larger employers in April this year, gender pay gap issues have never been far from the headlines in recent months.
Gowling WLG
We're now at the halfway mark of Pensions in 30 Podcasts and episode 15 provides an overview of the Pensions Protection Fund (PPF).
ICSA
A British court ruling against employment tribunal fees has raised fears that businesses, mediators and the courts could face a greater burden of cases irrespective of their employment practices.
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
More businesses than ever are sending people overseas. The rewards of developing new markets can be great, but the multitude of different legal systems mean there are also bear traps to be avoided—
Gowling WLG
Gowling WLG's employment, labour & equalities experts bring you the latest top five employment law developments that may affect your business - what they are, and what you can do about them.
Clyde & Co
The value of fines collected for breaches of the Health and Safety at Work Act by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and local authorities has doubled in a year, according to a research report from global law firm Clyde & Co.
Withers LLP
The Supreme Court has unanimously held that the introduction of the current fee system in the Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal...
Gowling WLG
Episode 17 of Pensions in 30 Podcast touches on when employees need to be consulted with when changing pension arrangements.
Dentons
In the latest in a number of cases dealing with the calculation of holiday pay, the Employment Appeal Tribunal has held, in the case of Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council –v- Willetts, that pay for voluntary overtime normally worked ...
Gowling WLG
The result is that there will be no fees to be paid to file or pursue claims.
Dentons
It's rare for employment law to make "breaking news" headlines (unless you count President Trump's attacks on his own staff).
Withers LLP
The Supreme Court has unanimously held that the introduction of the current fee system in the Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal...
MacRoberts
This morning the Supreme Court ruled that employment tribunal fees are unlawful and are abolished with immediate effect.
TLT Solicitors
In stark contrast to Unison's previous failed attempts to challenge the 2013 introduction of tribunal fees, the Supreme Court has today found in its favour, holding that tribunal fees are both unlawful...
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TLT Solicitors
GDPR brings in a number of changes to the way in which organisations deal with personal data and significantly increase the fines that may be levied for cases of non-compliance.
Waterfront Solicitors LLP
The government has recently announced that as of the 1st December 2016, the income tax and capital gains tax reliefs associated with employee shareholder status (ESS) are abolished.
Gowling WLG
New money laundering requirements came into effect on 26 June 2017 which impose new compliance obligations on trustees of occupational pension schemes.
Duff and Phelps
The case was the same for the taxation of dividends in the hands of individuals, which was predicted to again increase but was instead only subject to a cut in the annual tax-free allowance.
Deloitte
The full Report is once again available to download for free from the link opposite. We hope that you find it both interesting and useful.
Ogier
HMRC's successful appeal against the owners of the now-liquidated Glasgow Rangers FC is likely to lead to further challenges against Employee Benefit Trusts (EBT) and other loan and benefit schemes that have not yet gone through the settlement process.
Dentons
From April 2013, as a result of the Court of Appeal case Simmons v. Castle, there was a 10 per cent increase in general damages for non-monetary losses.
iGlobal Law
A recent UK Court of Appeal decision provides an opportunity for a quick update on European whistleblowing.
Gowling WLG
Dress codes are a perpetual source of uncertainty for employers, and they're a particularly hot topic at the moment, thanks to the recent ECJ decision on headscarves and the MPs' debate on high heels at work.
Gowling WLG
Is your business thinking of moving out of London post Brexit? Are you considering France, Germany or Ireland? What are the challenges of hiring, firing and managing staff in cities such as Paris...
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