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Sep
02
2016

Release of train CCTV could breach Data Protection Act
#Employment

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is looking into a possible breach of the Data Protection Act by Virgin Trains when it released CCTV footage from one of its trains following Jeremy Corbyn’s claim that he was unable to find a seat....

Aug
30
2016

Home workers: how to measure performance?
#Employment

With flexible working arrangements on the rise it's important that employers take action to maximise the effectiveness of these arrangements and ensure that the performance of homeworkers is measured accurately. ...

Aug
30
2016

Sonning Cricket Club’s Annual President v Chairman’s Game
#Clarkslegal

Clarkslegal are proud sponsors of Sonning Cricket Club, to help fund their thriving youth and development programmes....

Aug
26
2016

Right to Work Checks for International Students
#Immigration

International students from outside the EEA are allowed to work in the UK depending on the conditions of their visa. Employers need to be aware of the additional right to work checks they need to carry out on these employees. ...

Aug
26
2016

Gender Pay Information Regulations 2016 delayed
#Employment

The Goverment Equalities Office has announced that Gender Pay Information Regulations are likely to be put before Parliament later this year with a view to them coming into force in April 2017. ...

Aug
26
2016

A farewell to Salary Sacrifice Schemes?
#Employment

The Government has launched a Consultation to gain a wider understanding of the impact of removing income tax and national insurance advantages from benefits provided via salary sacrifice schemes. ...

Aug
26
2016

Post BREXIT: New immigration policy should secure public consent
#Immigration

A report by independent think tank British Future has suggested that although Brexit presents challenges for decision makers, it also offers an opportunity to get immigration policy right so the public’s trust in the system can be restored. The “immediate priority” should be securing the future of the 3.5m EU nationals living in the UK – an opinion shared by 84% of the public who believe that EU citizens already living in the UK should be allowed to stay....

Aug
18
2016

Failing to anonymise – the cost
#Employment

Employers should ensure that they have adequate training in place on data protection obligations otherwise they run the risk of facing a costly breach of privacy claim....

Aug
18
2016

To strike out or not to strike out?
#Employment

In the recent case of Arriva London North Ltd v Maseya, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that a party’s case should only be struck out in exceptional circumstances....

Aug
18
2016

Termination payments – changes to tax treatment
#Employment

In July last year, we reported that the Government had launched a consultation on simplifying the tax treatment of termination payments. After some delay, it has finally published its response along with draft legislation which sets out the changes it has decided to make....

Aug
15
2016

Vacant Possession: Do I have to remove partitions?
#Dispute Resolution

The exercise of break clauses can cause tenants great difficulty, especially where the break clause is subject to conditions. It is common for break clauses to require “vacant possession” and it can be difficult for a tenant to know what exactly this requires them to do. One question which comes up frequently is whether it is necessary to remove partitions in order to give vacant possession....

Aug
12
2016

The Importance of Employee Engagement: myth or reality?
#Employment

Mentoring programmes can be a key ingredient in creating a positive working environment and in encouraging greater collaboration within organisations. Companies demonstrating their willingness to invest in their employees in this way are more likely to create an engaged workforce....

Aug
12
2016

Right to work - powers to close business premises for non-compliance
#Immigration

If immigration officers have reasonable grounds to believe that an employer is flouting the law, they could close the business for up to 48 hours to carry out a full investigation. ...

Aug
12
2016

Labour leadership candidates battle it out on employment law reform
#Employment

Labour leadership candidates Jeremy Corbyn and Owen Smith have set out their pledges on employment law reform which we highlight in this blog. ...

Aug
12
2016

Ding dong, the tribunal bells will chime!
#Employment

Employers should take reasonable steps to ensure that sex discrimination and harassment shouldn't occur in the workplace; discrimination claims can carry some hefty penalties. ...

Aug
09
2016

Failure to yield up with vacant possession makes exercise of break clause ineffective
#Real Estate

A recent case to come under the spotlight was Riverside Park Ltd v NHS Property Services Ltd [2016], which emphasised the importance of clearly identifying what a chattel or fixture is in order to ensure vacant possession is given....

Aug
09
2016

Succession of assets situated overseas
#Private Client

Those with businesses in both the UK and overseas are likely to have assets in more than one country. With this in mind, they should seek specialist advice when looking to draw up their Wills....

Aug
09
2016

Houston, have we got a problem? The post-Brexit construction market so far
#Construction

It is clear that we are still trying to assess the outcome of the Brexit vote and in the past month or so there have been some significant, if not rapid, changes within the UK. How has the construction industry been hit so far?...

Aug
08
2016

Winning new customers...the internet way!
#Commercial

LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Flickr...the list keeps growing and with the number of users of social media sites continuing to rise the potential to find new customers online has never been greater. Here are our top tips for using social media to tap into new business.......

Aug
08
2016

No hiding in the shadows - holding directors to account
#Directors' Duties #Dispute Resolution

Two recent cases show the circumstances in which the court will allow contempt proceedings against directors for actions taken by their companies. ...

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