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Oct
18
2016

Preparing for the unknown – practical tips for employers of EU workforces
#Immigration

Although the UK’s Leave vote has had no immediate impact on free movement rights, businesses which employ EEA nationals and their family members may wish to start thinking about the implications of BREXIT now. There are risks and opportunities to be aware of and contingency plans which may need to be put in place....

Oct
17
2016

Asda Equal Pay claims reach next stage
#Employment

More than 7,000 Asda employees have brought equal pay claims in the Employment Tribunal, alleging that in-store work such as shelf-stacking and checkout roles (predominantly carried out by female employees) is of equal value to warehouse work (predominantly carried out by men)...

Oct
14
2016

Employer’s decision must be objectively justified not underlying policy
#Employment

In the case of Buchanan v The Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis, the EAT gave useful guidance on the objective justification defence available to employers in certain discrimination claims....

Oct
14
2016

Shared parental leave pay – to enhance or not to enhance?
#Employment

In the case of Snell v Network Rail, the tribunal awarded a father just over £28,000 in compensation after he was refused the same pay as his wife while on shared parental leave....

Oct
12
2016

JCT launch of the Design and Build 2016 edition
#Construction

The Joint Contracts Tribunal (JCT) has published the second of its 2016 edition of contracts, the JCT Design and Build suite. The contracts available include:...

Oct
11
2016

For Landlords – a Section 17 reminder
#Real Estate

It was possible during the recession of the late 1980s and early 1990’s to sue original tenants and previous assignees on covenants given in leases when the party to whom the lease had been assigned became insolvent. In some cases, many years had passed since the assignment and many original tenants would have forgotten about any continuing liability....

Oct
10
2016

Property start-ups booming in the Tech sector
#Real Estate #Entrepreneurs & Start-Ups

There has been a marked increase in new prop tech start-ups over the last year as they look to mirror the success of fintech in the property sector....

Oct
10
2016

Controlling Legal Cost: A brief guide for startups
#Entrepreneurs & Start-Ups

Small, agile, businesses frequently report that legal services are too expensive and too opaque, and it is no surprise that these businesses end up turning to existing sources of advice in an attempt to deal with legal problems. ...

Oct
10
2016

Holiday pay: British Gas appeal to Court of Appeal fails
#Employment

Back in February we reported that the EAT had dismissed an appeal from British Gas against the finding that the Working Time Regulations can be interpreted so as to be compatible with the EU Working Time Directive, with the effect that results-based commission payments should be included in the calculation of holiday pay....

Oct
07
2016

Start-up businesses: are your ideas protected?
#Intellectual Property #Commercial #Entrepreneurs & Start-Ups

When you are a start-up, contracts and intellectual property protections are not, understandably, at the forefront of your mind. However, protecting your ideas and creations is just as important as getting your business off the ground....

Oct
07
2016

(Some) Hope for parties wishing to recover their legal costs of adjudication
#Construction

The TCC decision in Lulu Construction Ltd v Mulalley & Co Ltd (2016) opens the door for payees to attempt costs recovery in adjudications relating to the recovery of monies owed under the contract, but it does not confirm that they will be successful…...

Oct
07
2016

Starting a new business? Now's the time to protect it
#Private Client #Entrepreneurs & Start-Ups

Starting a new business? Now’s the time to draft a tax efficient Will and protect both you and your business with a power of attorney....

Oct
07
2016

Major changes ahead for those facing inheritance tax and property investors
#Private Client

The Finance Act 2016 received royal assent on 15 September 2016, bringing with it a number of significant changes. Our private client department focuses on some of the key changes tax changes clients need to be aware of. ...

Oct
06
2016

Has the PM made trade unions redundant?
#Employment

The start point from what our new Prime Minister Theresa May has been saying is no apparent reason to expect reduced rights for workers, indeed current expectations are possibly for added worker protection....

Oct
06
2016

In Recruitment, Your Word Is Your Bond
#Employment

In McCann v Snozone Ltd, a verbal offer of employment made via a recruitment agency was sufficient to create a legally binding agreement between the individual and the employer, the subsequent withdrawal of which amounted to a breach of contract....

Oct
06
2016

Elected Union Officials were agents under the Equality Act
#Employment

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has decided that two elected workplace union officials, despite not being the union’s employees, were its agents and therefore the union could be held liable for their acts of discrimination against an employee....

Oct
06
2016

Is the ‘gig’ up for Britain’s self-employed delivery workers?
#Employment

Long gone are the days when the postman delivered every parcel. Nowadays, we don’t bat an eyelid when the person knocking at the door is a courier in an unfamiliar uniform. But while it might not make much of a difference to customers, opening up the delivery market has an impact on workers....

Oct
05
2016

Clarkslegal's automotive team continues to excel
#Corporate #Automotive

Clarkslegal’s automotive team continues to excel as it advises long standing corporate client, Eden Motor Group, on the acquisition of its 19th dealership. ...

Sep
30
2016

Directors duties and Pyrrhic victories – what are the ingredients for a successful claim?
#Dispute Resolution #Directors Duties

The defection of directors to a competing company is often a matter of concern for their former employer. ...

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