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Interns and employment issues

1. Are interns employees? This is an important question with a big impact on the individual concerned and what remuneration and rights they are entitled to. And the answer is…it depends. The main determining factor is...more

7/22/2014 - Corporate Counsel Employee Rights Employer Liability Issues Internships Unpaid Interns

Trials and Tribulations in UK Employment Tribunals

In July last year, fees were introduced for employees to bring claims and the Ministry of Justice has just published Tribunal statistics for October to December 2013 (the first full quarter since the introduction of the fees)...more

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

Is it now OK to have the ‘It’s not working…’ conversation in the UK?

July 29, 2013 was a big day for employment law in the UK. Firstly compromise agreements were renamed ‘settlement agreements’....more

8/23/2013 - Financial Regulatory Reform Settlement UK Whistleblowers

Today is the Day

TODAY is a big day for employment law. Even though many of you will be thinking about your holidays, or may have even jetted off to sunny shores, take care to remember that certain changes are taking place which will affect...more

7/29/2013 - Contract Drafting Employment Tribunals EU Fees Hiring & Firing Settlement Termination

Five Grievances Don’t Make A (Dismissal) Right

A recent case in the UK Employment Appeals Tribunal Woodhouse v. West North West Homes Leeds Limited UK EAT/0007(12) has looked at whether it is possible to fairly dismiss an employee who has raised repeated grievances, on...more

7/9/2013 - Dismissals Filing Grievances Harassment Hiring & Firing Racial Discrimination Retaliation UK

Employee Shareholder Status – An Innovative Solution for Innovative Employers?

After twice rejecting the Government’s proposals, the House of Lords has just finally voted to accept the much argued Clause 27 of the Growth and Infrastructure Bill, thereby paving the way for new legislation that will...more

5/1/2013 - Employee Shareholders EU Shareholders

The Lesser Known Perils of Shark-Wrestling

The British man who was filmed wrestling a shark, which threatened nearby children in the sea, whilst he was on holiday in Australia – the footage of which went global – has been sacked by his employer this week. It has been...more

3/18/2013 - Hiring & Firing Medical Leave Paid Leave Termination Trust and Confidence Dismissals

Employers Beware: Post-termination Whistleblowing

In the recent case of Onyango v. Berkeley Solicitors, the UK Employment Appeal Tribunal ruled that an employee was allowed to bring a ‘whistleblowing’ claim relating to a protected disclosure that was made after the...more

3/6/2013 - Adverse Employment Action Hiring & Firing Termination Whistleblowers

Ending It All

In the recent case of Geys v. Société Générale, Mr. Geys, who was employed as managing director was given a letter in November 2007 by Société Générale stating: “I am writing to notify you that Société Générale, London has...more

1/10/2013 - Employment Contract Hiring & Firing Notice Requirements Termination

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