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Aug
21
2020

Immigration Update UKVCAS IDV App released
#Immigration

The UK Visas & Immigration service continues to face a backlog owing to the COVID-19 lockdown. Since the reopening of centres in June ...

Aug
21
2020

Unusual circumstances allow a dismissal with no procedure.
#Employment

In Gallacher v Abellio Scotrail, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that, in rare circumstances, an employee can be fairly dismissed without any procedure, including the absence of an appeal. ...

Aug
21
2020

Equal Pay: material factors don’t just evaporate
#Employment

In Walker v Co-operative Group Limited, the Claimant was promoted in early February 2014 to the role of Group Chief HR Officer, with a salary of £215,000. This was her first executive role at this level....

Aug
14
2020

ICO Fines – Don’t fall foul of the rules
#Employment

Back in March, Cathay Pacific were fined £500,000 for failing to protect the security of its customers’ personal data....

Aug
12
2020

Confidentiality Clauses in Settlement Agreements and NDA’s – has anything changed?
#Employment

It is well known that a select number of individuals and companies used confidential clauses in Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs) and Settlement Agreements to prevent the reporting of misconduct to organisations ...

Aug
12
2020

The Increased Prevalence of Settlement Agreements
#Employment

A settlement agreement is a contract entered into by an employer and employee whereby the employee agrees to waive certain claims they may have in return for some form of consideration. Usually the agreement will involve an end to the employment relationship but not always. ...

Aug
11
2020

Successful court case for unfair dismissal, sex discrimination and equal pay
#Employment

The Clarkslegal employment team lead by Managing Partner, Monica Atwal were pleased to support Nadine in her successful unfair dismissal, sex discrimination and equal pay case against Splunk....

Aug
10
2020

The CBI’s 6-step action plan for “no surprise” local lockdowns
#Employment

At the end of July we saw the Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, make a last-minute announcement on Twitter of new local lockdown impositions, which were due to come into force less than three hours after his tweet had been posted online. The way in which the Government ...

Aug
07
2020

Can employers make COVID-19 testing mandatory?
#Employment #Health & Safety

Government guidance sets out that anyone who has COVID-19 symptoms, however mild, should be tested. As employers have a duty to protect the health and safety of their employees, which includes mitigating the risks of COVID-19, it is likely that employers can justify a mandatory requirement for employees who exhibit symptoms to be tested in order to meet this duty....

Aug
06
2020

Series A Funding in the Current Climate- Not all Doom and Gloom?
#Commercial #Podcasts and Webinars

It is generally accepted that Series A funding is crucial to the development and scale up of early stage business. Funding generally was very competitive prior to lock down, but with the obvious economic pressures brought about by Covid-19, what is the view moving forward and how does a business seeking such funding best prepare for investment discussion?...

Aug
06
2020

Business Angel Investment in a post COVID-19 landscape: For Growing Companies
#Corporate #Podcasts and Webinars #Commercial

This article sets out the key themes covered in the Clarkslegal webinar. The webinar was hosted by Stuart Mullins, of Clarkslegal LLP, Steve Royffe, of the Dorset Business Angels....

Aug
05
2020

"Self-employed” hairdresser found to be employee
#Employment

The Claimant, a hairdresser, sought to pursue claims for unfair dismissal, notice pay, holiday pay and redundancy pay following ...

Jul
30
2020

Furlough: increased redundancy and notice pay for some employees
#Employment

The government has announced today a new law, effective from tomorrow (31 July 2020) introducing changes regarding payments on termination of employment to employees who are, or have been, furloughed....

Jul
29
2020

Settlement offers and redundancies: the cost of getting it wrong
#Employment

As the furlough scheme starts to be phased out from the end of this week, the ongoing economic Covid-19 related downturn means that increasing numbers of businesses are having to announce redundancies....

Jul
29
2020

Radical planning changes to come into Force
#Commercial Real Estate

From 1st September 2020 radical reforms will be made to the Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987 (“the Use Classes Order”). The changes will be the biggest of their kind since the Use Classes Order was introduced over 30 years ago, and form part of a range of measures introduced by the Government to cut planning ‘red tape’ and allow greater flexibility of land-use to adapt to the changing needs of our high streets and communities....

Jul
29
2020

'Grace period’ announced for those unable to leave the UK by 31 July 2020
#Immigration

The UK government has published ‘last-minute’ guidance for individuals who are unable to leave the UK by 31 July 2020. The additional extension is termed a ‘grace period’, which means that individuals will not be penalised if they have overstayed their visa between 24 January 2020 to 31 August 2020....

Jul
28
2020

Local authority investment in commercial property criticised – but is this the way forward?
#Commercial Real Estate #Public Sector

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) published a report on 14 July on “Local Authority investment in commercial property”, ...

Jul
28
2020

Furlough and COVID-19 Employer Obligations Update
#Employment #Podcasts and Webinars

A new report by the federation of small businesses found that almost 25% of companies have already reduced their staff numbers in the last quarter, ...

Jul
24
2020

The Hong Kong British National (Overseas) visa route opens from January 2021
#Immigration

The UK government has finally published official guidance on the new Hong Kong British National (Overseas) visa....

Jul
24
2020

Can I extend my property without getting permission?
#Commercial Real Estate

The Government has announced further changes to ‘Permitted Development Rights’ which will allow homeowners to add up to two additional storeys to their home through a fast track approval process, ...

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