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Dec
12
2017

Poem: Christmas Parties
#Employment

It’s that festive time again The Christmas party’s here...

Dec
12
2017

Toblerone vs Twin Peaks
#Commercial #Corporate #Dispute Resolution

Poundland’s Twin Peaks chocolate bar has recently gone on sale and it’s already creating a buzz, with a rival issuing legal proceedings. Why all the fuss?...

Dec
11
2017

Is the Local Pub Becoming a More Attractive Commercial Option?
#Real Estate

The slow decline of the local has been well publicised in recent years; exacerbated by the price of your pint in the pub remaining high compared with supermarket beer and food sold in pubs being subject to VAT, while food sold in supermarkets is not....

Dec
11
2017

Monica Atwal speaks to the Daily Star ‘No job is safe’ Expert says robots will spark GLOBAL migration and unemployment crisis
#Employment #Press

EVERY job in the world is under threat from being stolen by a robot in a pattern that could spark a migration crisis, a leading expert has warned....

Dec
08
2017

Why honesty is always the best policy, when it comes to capability
#Employment

Mr Rawlinson was dismissed by Brightside Group for poor performance, however, to soften the blow, Brightside told Mr Rawlinson that the reason for his dismissal was because his role was being outsourced following a restructure....

Dec
08
2017

Second bite at the cherry: time limits and amendments to claims
#Employment

Prior to the case of Galilee v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis, it was understood that an amendment to a claim takes effect from the date of the original claim and that it’s essential for the Tribunal to consider any jurisdictional points (such as whether the claim is in time) when deciding whether or not to grant the application as, once the application has been granted, the Respondent would be prevented from raising such an argument. ...

Dec
07
2017

Monica Atwal comments on the harassment backlash against women in the workplace
#Employment #Supply Chain Governance #Press

Facebook's CEO Sheryl Sandberg took to Facebook to speak out about harassment in the workplace towards women. ...

Dec
06
2017

A Year in Review: Construction 2017 Roundup
#Construction

With 2018 fast approaching, we look back at five key things we think have shaped the past 12 months for both the industry and construction law. ...

Dec
06
2017

Architect negligent because of client’s budget in Riva Properties v Foster + Partners
#Construction

A decision in October 2017 looked at whether the standard RIBA scope of services meant that an architect was required to ascertain and comply with a client’s budget when designing a project: Riva Properties Limited v Foster + Partners Limited [2017] EWHC 2574....

Dec
04
2017

London Mayor Sadiq Khan campaigns for ‘fair and flexible’ visa system
#Immigration

The London Mayor has kicked off a week long trade mission to India and Pakistan by criticising the British government’s current stringent visa policy. Speaking in Mumbai, Sadiq Khan said he was “lobbying” with the government to change its visa policy and it was in London’s best interests to keep Britain open to highly skilled workers....

Dec
01
2017

Does government face “steep learning curve” on apprenticeships?
#Employment

As reported previously, in April this year the apprenticeship levy came into force. This introduced a 0.5% levy on employers with payrolls over £3million. The aim is to raise £3bn annually for four years to fund apprenticeship places....

Dec
01
2017

Uber facing large fine as a result of data breach
#Employment #Data Protection

Uber has recently admitted that it concealed a cyberattack that exposed the data of 57 million customers and drivers in October 2016, including names, email addresses and mobile phone numbers. The breach was hidden by the firm, which paid hackers US $100,000 (approx. £75,000) to delete the data....

Dec
01
2017

CJEU backs worker in claim for 13 years holiday pay
#Employment

We reported on the case of King v Sash Windows back in June when the Advocate General gave an opinion on the case. We now have the Judgment from the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”). ...

Nov
30
2017

Monica Atwal comments in the Raconteur on 'Want to know how much colleagues are paid?'
#Employment #Press

Whether or not individuals’ pay should be made public is a matter of controversy. Here are the arguments for and against...

Nov
30
2017

Closing Report from 2017 UN Forum on Business and Human Rights
#Supply Chain Governance #Outsourcing & Supply Chain #Clarkslegal

Michael Sippitt, Chairman of Clarkslegal and the Commonwealth Environmental Investment Platform, reports from the closing day of the UN Forum on Business and Human Rights in Geneva. ...

Nov
29
2017

The Uber Hack: How not to respond to a data security breach
#Data Protection

It has been just over a week since the news broke that Uber concealed a major data security breach in which names, email addresses, and phone numbers associated with around 57 million individuals were leaked, including 2.7 million in the UK. Given the scale, it seems likely that the personal data of UK and EU citizens will have been compromised and the reaction of relevant data protection and cybercrime agencies will be instructive for many data-oriented companies going forward....

Nov
29
2017

Boots on the back foot
#Employment

As we blogged in February this year, Boots’ existing agreement with its in-house union, the Boots Pharmacists’ Association (BPA) prevented an application by an independent trade union, the Pharmacists’ Defence Association Union (PDAU), for recognition for collective bargaining....

Nov
29
2017

Further Reports from 2017 UN Forum on Business and Human Rights
#Supply Chain Governance #Outsourcing & Supply Chain #Clarkslegal

One key concern about the future of work in developing countries is the probable displacement of low skilled work by technology....

Nov
28
2017

Back to the Future: Burden of Proof Requirement Restored
#Employment

Only in August 2017 we reported on the case of Efobi v Royal Mail in which the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) reversed the long standing legal position that in discrimination cases claimants must show an inference of discrimination before the burden of proof shifts to the employer....

Nov
28
2017

2017 UN Forum on Business and Human Rights
#Supply Chain Governance #Outsourcing & Supply Chain #Clarkslegal

Michael Sippitt, Chairman of Clarkslegal LLP and of the Commonwealth Environmental Investment Platform, is this week at the UN Forum in Geneva and reports below....

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