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  • Lewis Silkin mentioned in The Times Law Diary

    24 March 2017

    Lewis Silkin's latest immigration update: 'Don’t blink: The Immigration Rules are changing again' has been mentioned in Edward Fennell's Law Diary.

  • New guidance on long-term sickness dismissals

    23 March 2017

    The Court of Appeal has given some useful new guidance on the vexed question of when an employer can safely dismiss an employee who is on long-term sickness absence – although not all of the judges agreed with the result.

  • Supporting employees through Brexit

    23 March 2017

    Many UK employers are struggling to understand the potential effects of Brexit on employees who are EEA nationals or family members of EEA nationals.

  • More than just a stadium…

    22 March 2017

    However it’s done, whether being rebuilt from scratch (Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea, Arsenal), expanded (Liverpool) or converted from other uses (West Ham, Manchester City), one thing for certain is that football stadiums are big business. In this article, we explore some of the current projects and highlight some of the hot topics surrounding these cathedrals of the national game.

  • Counterfeit kit: a fan’s own goal

    22 March 2017

    Jeremy Summers has written an article for 'World Intellectual Property Review' (WIPR).

  • Dressing to impress - discriminatory appearance codes

    17 March 2017

    Laura Farnsworth and Emma Langhorn have written an article for HR review on discriminatory appearance codes in the workplace.

  • Important new guidelines for advertising prices to UK consumers

    17 March 2017

    The long-awaited Guidance for Traders on Pricing Practices was finally issued by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSi) in December 2016. The previous guidelines had been around since the old DTI published its first Code of Practice in 1988, with the last iteration published by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) in 2010. Although the BIS guidance has been withdrawn, traders have until April 2017 to comply with the new Guidance. The Guidance will apply to any advertisers targetting UK consumers, including advertisers based abroad.

  • Don’t blink: The Immigration Rules are changing again

    17 March 2017

    The Home Office published the latest Statement of Changes in the Immigration Rules yesterday, 16 March 2017. The changes take effect on 6 April 2017. We summarise here the changes that will affect you most.

  • The risk for employers in bypassing collective bargaining

    16 March 2017

    Where an employer has recognised a trade union for collective bargaining purposes, can it still put an offer directly to its employees? This was the thorny issue for consideration in a recent Employment Tribunal decision.

  • Royal assent paves the way for Brexit

    16 March 2017

    The Queen has this morning signed into law the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill which was passed by MPs and peers on Monday.

  • Guideline on reduction in sentence for a guilty plea

    16 March 2017

    The Sentencing Council for England and Wales has issued a new guideline. It applies equally in magistrates’ courts and the Crown Court, to all individual offenders aged 18 and older, and to organisations, in cases where the first hearing is after May 31 2017, regardless of the date of the offence.

  • Ask About... Retail, Fashion & Hospitality

    16 March 2017

    Many of our clients in the retail, fashion and hospitality sector face similar HR issues. Each month one of the members of our team will identify an issue, ask how you would deal with it and provide our advice. This month we asked Lee..

  • When is a ban on headscarves at work discriminatory?

    16 March 2017

    The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has given its first ruling on the right to wear an Islamic headscarf at work, in two separate cases which both involved the dismissal of a Muslim employee for refusing to remove her headscarf in breach of the employer’s dress code.

  • Ignorance isn't bliss... especially with illegal working

    16 March 2017

    If you’re considering restructuring the service company which employs most of your staff, and that company holds your sponsorship licence, you may need to apply for a new sponsor licence and transfer your sponsored migrants accordingly.

  • Top 5 GDPR issues for... retailers

    15 March 2017

    The first in our series of Top 5 tips on GDPR. With the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) looming on the horizon, we take a look at some of the key changes of how this legislation will affect retailers from 25 May 2018.

  • Chancellor Philip Hammond’s consumer protection announcements

    14 March 2017

    The Spring Budget is not usually an occasion for tackling the nitty-gritty of consumer protection, but last week the Chancellor promised a number of Government initiatives likely to impact upon consumer-facing businesses.

  • Matthew Rowbotham comments for Essential Retail: Sharing is caring, and a bit daring – should you be preparing?

    10 March 2017

    Matthew Rowbotham, Head of Tax, Reward and Incentives, takes a look at why e-tailers should consider employee ownership.

  • Bonuses of contention: the treatment of incentive schemes in gender pay gap reporting

    09 March 2017

    Carolyn Soakell blogs for Practical Law’s Employment Blog - Bonuses of contention: the treatment of incentive schemes in gender pay gap reporting

  • Patrick Brown comments for UKVMA: More than just a stadium

    09 March 2017

    Associate, Patrick Brown has written an article for UK Venue Managers Association (UKVMA). The article reviews trends in stadium commercialisation, local council involvement in development and the rise of fan ownership and influence in the status of stadiums.

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