Georgina Rowley

Georgina Rowley

Dechert LLP

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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

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 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

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

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