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Jun
05
2018

The Hackitt report: a “golden thread” to guide the construction industry?
#Construction

Dame Judith Hackitt recently published her report, Building a Safer Future. The report was commissioned by the Government as an independent review of Building Regulations and fire safety, in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire last year. ...

Jun
05
2018

Construction Risk- Video Part 4
#Construction

In the final of our interview videos from the seminar earlier in the year, Partner and head of the construction team, David Rintoul discusses with Dr Michelle Agha-Hossein of BSRIA the benefits and advantages of working with the ‘soft landings’ framework, along with some of the contractual and commercial risks to consider....

Jun
05
2018

The technology of talent management
#Information Technology #Employment

Technology is rapidly changing the way businesses manage talent. Businesses, new and established, are launching solutions based on everything from artificial intelligence (AI) to blockchain to big data and augmented and virtual reality....

Jun
01
2018

Zero-hour employee entitled to compare himself to full-time employee
#Employment

The EAT has held, in Roddis v Sheffield Hallam University, that an employee on a zero hour contract can compare himself to a full-time employee for the purposes of pursuing a claim under the Part-time Workers (Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) Regulations 2000 (the Regulations). The Regulations provide protection for part-time workers against less favourable treatment on the ground of their part-time status. ...

Jun
01
2018

Disability and knowledge of the consequence
#Employment

In the case of City of York Council v Grosset, the Court of Appeal (COA) upheld a decision that an employer was liable for discrimination arising from a disability when it dismissed an employee due to misconduct, even though the employer was not aware that the employee’s conduct was due to his disability. The claimant was Head of English at a school and suffered with cystic fibrosis....

Jun
01
2018

Turkish Entrepreneurs lose right to settle in UK
#Immigration #Inward Investment

In March, the government unexpectedly announced that Turkish businesspeople and their family members living in the UK under ECAA business visas will no longer have the right to settle in the UK. The Home Office updated its guidance as a result of an immigration tribunal ruling last year involving Hacer Aydogdu, the wife of a Turkish entrepreneur. ...

May
31
2018

Michael Sippitt comments for the Financial Times Special Report on AI systems must be alert to the dangers of human bias
#Employment #Press

The technology sector has come under the spotlight for its lack of diversity after a series of high-profile cases of sexual harassment in Silicon Valley companies, including Uber. A series of scandals in the US about predictive policing and facial recognition software that cannot recognise black people have also raised concerns about ethnic discriminations....

May
25
2018

Monica Atwal on GDPR on the Ian King Show Live on Sky News
#Data Protection #Press

Monica Atwal, Managing Partner at Clarkslegal LLP discusses GDPR and its effect on businesses on the Ian King Show Live on Sky News. ...

May
25
2018

Information Age interview Monica Atwal, Managing Partner at Clarkslegal LLP: GDPR and the value of data
#Data Protection #Press

The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has arrived. Information Age spoke with Monica Atwal, Managing Partner at Clarkslegal LLP, a commercial law firm, about the impact GDPR has had on organisations and the changing value of data....

May
24
2018

Monica Atwal talks GDPR with Rufus Hound on talkRADIO
#Data Protection #Press

Listen again to Monica Atwal, Managing Partner at Clarkslegal LLP talking to Rufus Hound on tallRADIO discussing GDPR. ...

May
23
2018

‘Top 5 tips when looking for and taking on restaurant premises’ – Simon Ralphs writes for Time & Leisure
#Food and Restaurants #Real Estate #Press

Often the hardest part of opening a restaurant is finding the perfect premises and location for your venture but once you are in then you then need to make it a success....

May
23
2018

Billionaire Roman Abramovich is having issues renewing his Investor visa
#Immigration #Inward Investment

Russian billionaire businessman Roman Abramovich’s Tier 1 Investor visa extension application is still under scrutiny despite him previously satisfying the Home Office he was eligible. Last week, the Financial Times reported that Abramovich had returned to Russia after his Investor visa expired and his current application is “taking longer than usual” to be processed. Whilst little is known about the reasoning behind the delay, many have speculated that the Home Office is looking into the source of his investment funds....

May
18
2018

Over 6000 key skilled workers are denied entry to the UK
#Immigration #Inward Investment

According to a FOI request to the Home Office, approximately 6,080 skilled workers have been unable to apply for Tier 2 visas due to their sponsors being unable to secure Restricted CoS for them. This relates to CoS applications made between December 2017 to March 2018 and includes 3,500 applications for engineering, IT, technology, STEM teaching and medical roles with professional services making up the remainder. ...

May
18
2018

Asking employee if he still supported ISIS was not discrimination due to previous comments
#Employment

In Bakkali v GMB (South) Ltd, the Employment Appeal Tribunal decided that asking a Moroccan Muslim bus driver whether he "still supported Islamic State" was neither direct discrimination nor harassment related to race or religion....

May
18
2018

Over 50% Increase in Minimum Wage backpay
#Employment

The government have published figures for the 2017-2018 tax year which show that the number of workers who have received back pay due to underpayments of the minimum wage has more than doubled since the previous year. ...

May
11
2018

Supporting mental health in the workplace
#Employment

Next week is Mental Health Awareness week (14 – 20 May 2018) so what better time to reflect on the last 12 months which have seen much positive activity in the field of supporting mental health in the workplace. October 2017 saw two comprehensive publications issued: the ACAS guidance “Promoting positive mental health in the workplace” and the Stevenson / Farmer review of mental health and employers, “Thriving at work”. ...

May
11
2018

Is HR ready for the revolution?
#Employment

It is not protests in the streets and the overturning of our Government by violence we fear, at least not yet anyway. However, there is a quiet and transformational revolution going on that will deeply affect just about everyone over time....

May
11
2018

Constructive Dismissal: Substantial pay reduction cannot amount to a ‘reasonable or proper’ cause
#Employment

An employee can be unfairly dismissed if they resign as a result of an employer’s repudiatory breach, known as ‘constructive dismissal’. ...

May
11
2018

Low take up of fee refunds
#Employment

According to a letter from the Lord Chancellor to the Justice Committee last month, a large number of eligible people have failed to apply for a refund of tribunal fees paid. The Ministry of Justice is sending letters to those affected to try to raise awareness in this regard. ...

May
10
2018

OASIS Group Again Strengthens UK Market Foothold
#Corporate

Clarkslegal, led by corporate lawyers Jon Chapman and Esma Kilic, continue to advise OASIS Group on all of their UK acquisitions....

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