Charles Wynn-Evans

Charles Wynn-Evans

Dechert LLP

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LLP Members and Pensions Auto-Enrolment: An Update

The UK Supreme Court ruled in May 2014, in Clyde & Co LLP and another v Bates van Winkelhof, that members of Limited Liability Partnerships (LLPs) are to be treated as “workers” and therefore are covered by the protections...more

8/14/2014 - Automatic Enrollment Employee Rights LLPs Pensions UK Whistleblowers

Flexible Working Extended to All Employees in the United Kingdom

As of yesterday, 30 June 2014, any employee with at least 26 weeks’ service will enjoy a statutory right to request a flexible working arrangement (usually part-time or changed hours or working from home). This replaces the...more

7/1/2014 - Employee Benefits Flex-Time Policies Flexible Work Arrangements UK

Holiday Pay in the United Kingdom: Commissions Must Be Included

The European Court of Justice recently issued a decision about the calculation of holiday pay which will have potentially important consequences for employers. In British Gas v Lock, the Court held that holiday pay in respect...more

5/26/2014 - Holiday Pay Sales Commissions UK Working Time Regulations 1998

UK Supreme Court Rules That LLP Members Benefit From Whistleblower Protection

The UK Supreme Court has ruled in Clyde & Co LLP and another v Bates van Winkelhof that members of Limited Liability Partnerships (LLPs) are to be treated as “workers” and therefore are covered by the protections which UK law...more

5/22/2014 - Employee Definition Limited Liability Partnerships UK Whistleblower Protection Policies Whistleblowers

International Transfer Window Now Open for Irish Pensions

The Irish High Court recently considered the transferability of personal retirement savings accounts (“PRSAs”) to overseas jurisdictions. This decision could have important implications for the Irish pensions industry, which...more

5/21/2014 - Ireland Pensions

International Employment Law Review - March 2014 - Issue 5

Welcome to the latest edition of the International Employment Law Review, presented by Dechert’s Labor and Employment Practice. In this issue, we examine the most significant employment law developments in Belgium, England...more

3/26/2014 - Collective Bargaining Employee Rights EU International Labor Laws Russia UK

Financial Penalties for Breaches of Employment Rights with “Aggravating Features” to be Imposed in the UK from April 2014

At present, when an employment tribunal finds in favour of a claimant, it does not have any power to penalise the employer for breaching the statutory employment obligations it owes to the individual other than by way of an...more

3/26/2014 - Employee Rights Employer Liability Issues UK

Mandatory Pre-Claim Conciliation for Employment Tribunal Claims in the UK

Employers and employees have long been able to volunteer to take part in conciliation to seek to resolve their disputes with the assistance of the Advisory Conciliation and Arbitration Service (“ACAS”). This service is most...more

3/26/2014 - Arbitration UK

Increase in UK Employment Compensation Limits

The maximum compensation that the Employment Tribunal can award for “ordinary” unfair dismissal claims will increase from 6 April 2014, as will the weekly wage figure for calculating statutory redundancy payments....more

2/26/2014 - Employee Rights Employer Liability Issues Termination UK Unfair Dismissal

Changes to TUPE Coming Into Force in the UK

The long awaited and much debated changes to the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (“TUPE”) have now been finalised in the snappily titled Collective Redundancies and Transfer of...more

1/28/2014 - Collective Bargaining Employee Rights Termination TUPE UK

Global Legal Insights - Employment & Labour Law, 2nd Edition: United Kingdom

Introduction - The year since the first edition of Global Legal Insights – Employment & Labour Law has seen some of the most far-reaching and significant employment law reform in the United Kingdom for many years,...more

1/8/2014 - Employee Rights Employer Liability Issues Job Creation Termination UK Unemployment Wage and Hour Whistleblowers

UK's Information Commissioner’s Office issues guidance on dealing with requests from individuals for personal information

Dealing with a subject access request (SAR), whether or not the person making the request is an employee, can be very time consuming. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) issued a Code of Practice in August 2013 on...more

11/15/2013 - Data Protection EU Personally Identifiable Information Subject Access Request UK UK Data Protection Act

UK Employment Law Update: Be Careful With Your Employment Procedures

This OnPoint reports on two recent UK employment law decisions which remind employers of the perils of failing to comply with appropriate procedures in relation to the conduct of disciplinary, grievance and other matters....more

9/16/2013 - Compliance Employer Liability Issues Grievance Process UK

TUPE Changes Announced Today - Less Dramatic Reform Than Expected?

TUPE - the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 - is seen as one of the most complex, difficult and unpredictable areas for businesses to deal with when conducting business sales, outsourcings...more

9/5/2013 - Compliance Financial Regulatory Reform TUPE UK

Enhanced Redundancy Payments in the UK - Beware of Custom and Practice

Many employers make enhanced redundancy payments to staff in excess of the basic statutory entitlement as a matter of routine. The employer may be contractually committed - and entirely happy - to make these payments, where...more

8/19/2013 - Collective Bargaining Employer Liability Issues Employment Contract UK

International Employment Law Review: August 2013 - Issue 4: Recent Employment Law Developments in Russia

Legislation - Significant New Amendments to the Russian Labor Code - During the first half of 2013, a number of amendments were introduced into the Russian Labor Code. These amendments relate to remote...more

8/14/2013 - Advertising CEOs Discrimination Hiring & Firing International Labor Laws New Legislation Public Employees Residency Status Russia Statute of Limitations Temporary Employees Work Permits

International Employment Law Review: August 2013 - Issue 4: Recent Employment Law Developments in Luxembourg

Legislation - Law Against the Employment of Illegal Aliens Passed - On December 21, 2012, the Luxembourg Parliament enacted a law against the employment of individuals illegally present in Luxembourg....more

8/13/2013 - Collective Bargaining EU European Commission Fixed-Term Labor Contracts Insurers Leave of Absence New Legislation Notice Requirements Proposed Legislation Sports Undocumented Immigrants Unions Wages

International Employment Law Review: August 2013 - Issue 4: Recent Employment Law Developments in Germany

Legislation - New Thresholds for Mini and Midi-Jobs are Established - Beginning January 1, 2013 the earning thresholds for mini-jobs and midi-jobs have been raised from € 400 to € 450 for mini-jobs and from €...more

8/12/2013 - EU Mini-Jobs New Legislation Notice Requirements Part-Time Employees Vacation Leave

International Employment Law Review: August 2013 - Issue 4: Recent Employment Law Developments in France

Legislation - Interprofessional National Agreement and Law on Employment Security Passed - On January 11, 2013, social partners at national level agreed to an interprofessional agreement “for a new economic and...more

8/9/2013 - Accord National Interprofessionnel Bullying Cybersecurity EU European Court of Justice Hiring & Firing International Labor Laws Non-Compete Agreements Privacy Rule Termination

International Employment Law Review - August 2013 - Issue 4: An Overview of Labor and Employment in England and Wales

Fees in Employment Tribunals - In an effort to shift the burden of tribunal costs away from the taxpayer and to the parties using the service, the Employment Tribunals and the Employment Appeals Tribunal Fees Order...more

8/7/2013 - EU Foreign Corporations International Labor Laws Just Compensation UK Unfair Dismissal Whistleblowers

International Employment Law Review - August 2013 - Issue 4: Overview of Labor and Employment Law in China

As China’s economy and role in the international markets grows, labor and employment law plays an increasingly important role in China. Indeed, in recent years, the number of labor disputes has skyrocketed and this trend is...more

8/6/2013 - China International Labor Laws Labor Disputes New Legislation New Regulations RMBS

Pre-termination Negotiations and Settlement Agreements in the United Kingdom

New statutory provisions on confidential pre-termination negotiations will come into force in the UK on 29 July 2013. In simple terms, the new provisions permit discussions between employers and employees about terminating...more

7/19/2013 - Hiring & Firing Negotiations New Legislation Pre-Termination Notice Settlement Termination UK

Introduction of Fees in UK Employment Tribunal Claims

The Government has now announced the implementation date - Monday 29 July 2013 - for the introduction of the payment of fees in relation to Employment Tribunal claims. A claimant will be required to pay an “issue fee” on...more

6/8/2013 - Appeals Discrimination Employment Tribunals Equal Pay EU Filing Fees Unfair Dismissal

Monitoring and Recording Telephone Calls in the United Kingdom

It is widely (and incorrectly!) believed that it is unlawful in the UK in any circumstances to monitor and record telephone calls without drawing this to the attention of the parties to the call. There are in fact broad...more

5/2/2013 - Audio Recording Data Protection EU Private Communications Telecommunications Transmission Lines

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