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Feb
27
2020

New ACAS advice on handling coronavirus in the workplace
#Employment

The recent surge in European cases has been met with a myriad of governmental guidance, including the following ACAS advice....

Feb
26
2020

The Vegan Society issues guidance for employers
#Employment

Following last month’s landmark ruling that ethical veganism is a philosophical belief protected under the Equality Act 2010, The Vegan Society has issued guidance for employers to help them “accommodate the needs of vegans” in the workplace. ...

Feb
21
2020

Police use of Facial Recognition - Artificial Discrimination?
#Data Protection #Information Technology

It has been some months since the High Court delivered its judgment in R v Bridges concerning the use by South Wales police (SWP) of live facial recognition (LFR) in a public place. For further details see our case analysis here. (link) The claimant has since appealed the decision in the Court of Appeal and the SWP is still under investigation by the Information Commissioners Office (ICO)....

Feb
21
2020

Adverse Weather Conditions: What are the rules in contract and law?
#Construction

Recent weeks have seen the UK taking a battering from storms Ciara and Dennis. Whilst it’s not unusual for adverse weather to affect the UK at this time of year, it always seems to come as something of a surprise to us. ...

Feb
20
2020

The Global Talent Visa is here: What are the key changes?
#Immigration

The Global Talent visa officially opened today and has been added to Appendix W (or Workers) of the Immigration Rules. Ironically, this latest visa category is not within the Point-Based System, and it is unclear how it will function when the new Points-Based System route opens in 2021....

Feb
20
2020

New ACAS guidance on the use of NDA’s
#Employment

ACAS has recently published guidance on the use of Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs). ...

Feb
19
2020

An end to low-skilled migrant workers: Government announces its policy for the 2021 immigration system
#Immigration

The Government has today released its Policy Statement on the UK’s Points Based Immigration System. ...

Feb
19
2020

Ready or not, here change comes! How will your contracts change with the UK’s upcoming tariff regime and departure from the EU?
#Commercial #Corporate #Brexit #Transition Period #Trade tariffs #EU

On 6 February 2020, the UK Department for International Trade (DIT) launched a public consultation to begin shaping the country’s new independent global tariff policy following the UK’s departure from the EU. The upcoming regime will enter into force on 1 January 2021....

Feb
18
2020

Unable to return to China due to Coronavirus?
#Immigration

Are you unable to return to China due to Coronavirus and are you afraid that you will be overstaying or breaching the conditions of your visa? The Home Office published guidance on 17 February 2020. ...

Feb
18
2020

Supreme Court refuses leave to appeal: Failure to pay enhanced shared parental leave to match maternity is not discriminatory
#Employment

Back in May last year we blogged on the Court of Appeal’s decision that a failure to pay enhanced shared parental pay to match maternity pay was not sex discrimination. ...

Feb
18
2020

Parental Bereavement Pay and Leave – new laws as of April 2020
#Employment

As of 6th April 2020, new laws will come into force giving employees the right to both parental bereavement leave and pay. ...

Feb
13
2020

Roses are red, Violets are blue, Workplace Romance, What should employers do?
#Employment

Love is in the air And maybe the workplace to But fear not employers Here’s what you need to do…...

Feb
13
2020

The British passport and Brexit
#Immigration

An unlikely contender to the list of key Brexit issues has been the burgundy British passport. Ardent Brexiters have advocated for the return of the ‘blue’ passport, which to their delight is set to return this year. ...

Feb
12
2020

The Equal Pay Bill: is the current equal pay law fit for purpose?
#Employment

We all followed the recent equal pay claim which was brought by the TV presenter Samira Ahmed against her employer, the BBC. ...

Feb
12
2020

“Long-term effect” must be satisfied at time of discriminatory acts
#Employment

The EAT has clarified when the “long-term effect” aspect of the definition of disability will be satisfied. ...

Feb
12
2020

Are we punishing the academics?
#Immigration

With the introduction of the Global Talent Visa, there comes the new rule that any absences from the UK for the purposes of research will not be taken into account when considering settlement under this visa route. ...

Feb
12
2020

Not all one-off acts will be a ‘provision, criterion or practice’
#Employment

The Court of Appeal (“CA”) in Ishola v Transport for London (“TFL”) has given guidance on the meaning of ‘provision, criterion or practice’ (PCP), an essential element for claims of indirect discrimination and failure to make reasonable adjustments. ...

Feb
10
2020

New Global Talent Visa: 'Immigration Update In 10' Podcast, February 2020
#Immigration

Join your 'Immigration Update in 10' host, Bhavneeta Limbachia for the second of our new monthly podcasts. This time the focus is on the new Global Talent Visa, which the government will officially launch on 20th February 2020. ...

Feb
07
2020

The Registration Gap – a warning
#Real Estate

The transfer of ownership in registered freehold or leasehold land or the grant of a registerable lease does not take effect until registered at the Land Registry. This means that from the date of the transfer/lease until the date of registration such rights are said to exist in ‘equity’ only and the legal estate does not vest in the new owner/tenant until registration is complete. ...

Feb
07
2020

Investor Relief
#Corporate

The Finance Act 2016 introduced investor relief which is essentially a tax relief for Capital Gains in a similar way to the operation of Entrepreneurs Relief. On qualification any capital gain is reduced from the usual capital gains rate – currently 20% to 10%....

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