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Oct
20
2020

Importing EU Goods into the UK after 1 January 2021
#Dispute Resolution #Commercial #Brexit

Brexit is going to have significant effect on the trade of goods between the UK and the EU. If your business relies on goods imported from the EU, whether by you directly or through your supply chain, you need to take action to ensure that your supply is not disrupted....

Oct
19
2020

£40,000 in penalties for failure to inform and consult
#Employment

The Employment Appeal Tribunal decision in Verizon European Works Council v Verizon Group highlights the risk of bypassing established statutory mechanisms for informing and consulting with the workforce. Where these arrangements are national works councils or European Works Councils (EWCs), this can lead to penalties of up to £75,000....

Oct
16
2020

Immigration Health Surcharge increase effective from 27 October 2020
#Immigration

The Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS) is a mandatory fee payable to the Home Office when applying for a long-term visa. The Surcharge, which was initially introduced in 2015, has seen regular increases since its inception. On 27 October 2020, the IHS will increase to £624 for most applicants....

Oct
15
2020

Update: Oxford University to pay professor forced to retire at 68
#Employment

The employment tribunal also ordered Oxford to reinstate the professor after he won his claims for age discrimination and unfair dismissal. ...

Oct
15
2020

The Expanded Job Support Scheme: Extra cash for businesses forced to close by new lockdowns
#Employment

The Job Support Scheme, initially announced on the 24th September, was expanded by the Chancellor on the 9th October 2020. The expanded scheme, formally known as the “Job Support Scheme Expansion for Closed Business Premises” is intended to support businesses that are legally required to close due to local or national coronavirus restrictions. As with the Job Support Scheme, the expanded scheme starts on November 1st and runs for 6 months....

Oct
13
2020

Employee Ownership Trusts: Efficient exits on an owner's term
#Corporate #Commercial

Do you want to realise the value in your business, but concerned about the time and cost issues surrounding finding a buyer, talking to competitors and engaging in lengthy due diligence? ...

Oct
12
2020

Important procurement announcement for International Trade
#Public Procurement #Brexit

In welcome news for UK businesses who bid for overseas government contracts, the UK government has negotiated for the UK to continue as a party to the WTO’s Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) from 1 January 2021 as an independent country....

Oct
12
2020

Corporate Transparency and Register Reform
#Commercial #Corporate

Following lengthy consultation that began in May 2019, the Government has now published its response to proposed changes to the role of Companies House, and increased transparency amongst companies and legal entities. The consultation was vast, 1320 formal and unique responses were submitted. ...

Oct
12
2020

CBI gets set to launch Change the Race Ratio campaign - what does the Equality Act 2010 say about positive action in the workplace?
#Employment #Podcasts and Webinars

At the end of October, the Confederation of British Industry will be launching a campaign to increase racial and ethnic participation in British businesses. Last week Legal and General Investment Manager (the UK’s biggest fund manager) warned FTSE 100 companies that it would openly vote against the re-election of a Board’s Chair if it failed to include at least one black, Asian or other ethnic minority (BME) member on its board by January 2022. Around 37% of FTSE 100 companies currently have all white boards....

Oct
12
2020

School worker’s LGBTQ+ related social media activity justifies sacking
#Employment

A teacher who brought discrimination and harassment claims against her ex-employer has had her case rejected by the Bristol Employment Tribunal....

Oct
09
2020

What can be done to challenge your service charges?
#Dispute Resolution

As businesses increasingly look to cutting their costs in order to make up for losses suffered during the pandemic, careful scrutiny of service charges bills is more important than ever, especially for tenants occupying multi-let buildings....

Oct
09
2020

New Public Procurement rules to help communities recover from COVID-19
#Public Procurement

The Government announced new public procurement rules on 24 September 2020 requiring Central Government buyers to evaluate the “social value” of bids when tendering for public contracts (Public Policy Notice 06/20). ...

Oct
08
2020

Job retention bonus: will it tip the balance?
#Employment

This month, the government has confirmed the details of the coronavirus job retention bonus (JRB) scheme. ...

Oct
08
2020

Equality Act – 10 years later
#Employment

The Equality Act 2010 was designed to simplify and strengthen protection from discrimination, and support progress towards equality. ...

Oct
07
2020

£32.1m fine for employee surveillance
#Data Protection #Employment

Following an investigation by the Data Protection Authority of Hamburg, fashion retailer H&M has been fined the equivalent of £32.1m for illegally monitoring of its employees....

Oct
05
2020

Update: employment tribunal orders Jaguar Land Rover to pay gender-fluid worker £180,000 in compensation
#Employment

Having won her claims for harassment, direct discrimination and victimisation, non-binary ex-employee Rose Taylor was awarded £180,000 in damages at the remedy hearing which was held on Friday 2nd October....

Oct
01
2020

Police use of facial recognition
#Data Protection #Information Technology #Commercial

The Court of Appeal recently handed down its decision in the case of R v Bridges [2020] EWCA Civ 1058, the first case of its kind in the world dealing with law enforcement use of live facial recognition. ...

Oct
01
2020

Paranoid delusions are not a disability
#Employment

In the recent case of Sullivan v Bury Street Capital Ltd, the EAT had to decide whether paranoid delusions could amount to a disability....

Oct
01
2020

Clarkslegal highly recommended by Legal 500 UK 2021
#Clarkslegal #Commercial #Construction #Corporate #Crisis Management #Dispute Resolution #Education #Employment #UK Immigration #Public Sector #Real Estate

Clarkslegal prides ourselves on our excellent client service, so it is wonderful to be recommended by Legal 500 UK for our efforts especially during this different time for us all. We are delighted to announce that we have been recognised for the following practice areas; Construction, Commercial Litigation, Commercial Property, Corporate & Commercial, Employment, Immigration and Public Sector....

Sep
30
2020

New fines and criminal records for self-isolating workers and their employers if they attend workplace
#Employment #Health & Safety

Employers will now commit a criminal offence and face fines if they knowingly permit a worker to attend the workplace after they have been told to self-isolate. ...

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