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Bircham Dyson Bell LLP
Under the EU Equal Treatment Directive, indirect sex discrimination in recruitment selection conditions is unlawful unless the conditions can be objectively justified by a legitimate aim...
Womble Bond Dickinson
The Chairman of the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA), Gabriel Bernardino, delivered a speech at EIOPA's 7th annual conference on Insurance and Pensions Reloaded: A Game Changer.
BrookStreet des Roches
Acas has issued comprehensive guidance on pregnancy and maternity discrimination. The guidance aims to help employers comply with their legal obligations and create an accommodating working environment ...
Bircham Dyson Bell LLP
In NHS 24 v Pillar, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) considered whether it was unfair for an employer's investigation into misconduct to take account of previous similar ..
Keystone Law
HMRC gives employers an allowance of £150 per employee towards a Christmas party, but such events can potentially be far more costly for employers, as David Jepps discusses in this article.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
In a decision rendered on November 10, 2017, the Employment Appeal Tribunal of the United Kingdom rejected Uber's contention that its drivers were self-employed contractors, and stated that they were in fact "workers".
ICSA
Amid criticism of gagging clauses, greater awareness is needed of the enduring ability to make protected disclosures.
Taylor Vinters
Earlier this year, Taylor Vinters' CEO Matt Meyer wrote an article exploring some common trends he saw amongst the most innovative General Counsel.
Vedder Price
While many US employers struggle to make sense of the patchwork of state and local sick leave laws, European Union (EU) employers face a different set of challenges involving mandatory vacation entitlements.
Shepherd & Wedderburn
As we reported in November 2016, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will impact all UK pension schemes when it comes into force on 25 May 2018.
Stephenson Harwood
The Autumn Budget was delivered on 22 November and contained few surprises for those in the pensions industry. Many of the pensions-related announcements had been previously confirmed by the Government.
Stephenson Harwood
Draft legislation to ban pensions cold-calling will be published in early 2018. The proposed ban will include texts and e-mails as well as unsolicited phone calls.
Dentons
In the recent case of Galilee v Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis the EAT held that the doctrine of ‘relation back', whereby amendments take effect from the date ...
Stephenson Harwood
For those of you who may have missed it, we recently released a podcast focusing on the impending General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) ...
Dentons
Headlines on dress codes are becoming more frequent and certainly catch the eye with the BBC's "Can an employer demand that you go to work naked?"
Brodies LLP
It's getting to that time of year again: tinsel dusted off and strung over computer screens, sparkly trees propped at the end of the kitchen counter and, of course, the annual office Christmas party.
BrookStreet des Roches
The directors of restaurants in Antrim, Glasgow, Bognor Regis and Newport, South Wales are amongst the latest company directors to receive lengthy bans for employing illegal workers.
Dentons
In addition to this month's news, please do look at publications we have contributed to:
Clyde & Co
In the first group litigation of its kind, Morrisons Supermarkets was found to be vicariously liable for the actions of a rogue employee who, driven by a grudge against the supermarket chain, took payroll data...
Dentons
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Bircham Dyson Bell LLP
In Mr Lange and others v Addison Lee Limited, a test case which potentially affects thousands of other Addison Lee staff...
Dentons
In the light of news-breaking allegations against Harvey Weinstein (see the Nov 2 blog post) more than 30,000 women joined the "#MeToo" campaign to raise awareness about sexual harassment in the workplace.
Gowling WLG
Cyber security is certainly a digital risk that is 'of the moment' as recent headline attacks have helped to highlight the issue and bring it to the fore.
Taylor Vinters
As part of their GDPR 12 month countdown series, the Taylor Vinters HR GDPR team look at which employment-related documents will need to be reviewed (or implemented if they don't already exist)....
Stewarts
Ryanair has angered staff and customers after disastrous errors with its pilot rota. The company could now risk unofficial industrial action through sickness absence, as was the case at Southern Rail last year...
Jersey Finance Limited
Disappointingly, the attempt to paint all offshore activity as secretive and founded on abusive tax avoidance is both misleading and one-sided.
Gowling WLG
For our TUPE Club webinar, we focus on the two fundamental issues in managing a TUPE transfer.
Clyde & Co
HMRC issues announcements on the VAT treatment of pension schemes
Stephenson Harwood
The Independent Workers' Union of Great Britain ("IWGB") has brought a case before the Central Arbitration Committee ("CAC") against the University of London ("UoL") ...
Gowling WLG
HMRC has issued new guidance on VAT on pension scheme costs. Is it now time for employers and trustees to make a decision?
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