Paul McGrath

Paul McGrath

McDermott Will & Emery

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New Shared Parental Leave Regime Effective 1 December 2014

A new Shared Parental Leave (SPL) regime comes into effect in the United Kingdom from today, 1 December 2014. The system will be available to eligible employees with a child due to be born on or after 5 April 2015. It...more

12/2/2014 - Employee Rights Parental Leave UK

New Right To Time Off To Accompany A Pregnant Woman To Antenatal Appointments

From today, 1 October 2014, employees and agency workers who have a “qualifying relationship” with a pregnant woman or her expected child are entitled to take unpaid time off during working hours to accompany the woman to two...more

10/2/2014 - Employee Rights Parental Rights Pregnancy Unpaid Leave

Protecting Your UK Business Against Departing Employees

Departing employees can represent a significant threat to UK business. This is particularly so in the case of senior managers and employees who have access to confidential information or who exert influence over key...more

9/26/2014 - Non-Compete Agreements Non-Solicitation Agreements Restrictive Covenants

International News: Focus on Mining and Metals

In This Issue: - Features ..Investors in Africa Benefit from Regional Trading Blocs ..Understanding the COMESA Merger Control Regime ..Protecting Your UK Business Against Departing...more

9/17/2014 - Africa Brand China Coal COMESA Cross-Border Environmental Policies Metals Mining Multinationals Natural Resources Private Equity Trademarks UK

UK Employment Tribunal Litigation and Dispute Resolution: Changes in Force From 6 April 2014

Three important legislative changes take effect on 6 April 2014 that will impact employment litigation and dispute resolution strategy in the United Kingdom....more

4/4/2014 - International Labor Laws UK

Increase in UK Employment Protection Awards

The compensation limits on Employment Tribunal awards and certain other amounts payable under UK employment legislation will increase as of 6 April 2014. The key changes are set out below....more

3/11/2014 - Termination UK Unemployment Insurance

TUPE Changes: Implementation Date – Confirmed as 31 January 2014

We reported in the autumn on some small but important changes to TUPE planned to take effect in early 2014. We promised to let you know if there was any delay in the proposed implementation date of 1 January 2014. The UK...more

12/19/2013 - TUPE UK

Update on Holiday Pay and Sickness: “Right to Carry Forward” Limited to Four Weeks Per Year

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has handed down an important decision for UK employers, limiting the right of workers to carry forward holiday entitlement accrued during a period of long-term sickness absence. ...more

8/8/2013 - Employment Tribunals EU Medical Leave UK Vacation Pay

Important Changes to UK Employment Law Effective 29 July 2013

Significant changes are being made to UK employment law with effect from 29 July 2013. These form part of a raft of legislative changes being introduced throughout 2013, details of which are summarised in the table that...more

7/25/2013 - Collective Redundancy Consultations New Legislation Settlement UK Unfair Dismissal Whistleblower Protection Policies

UK Employment Alert No 210: Bonuses: Announcements at Town Hall Meetings Can Create Enforceable Individual Contractual...

In Dresdner Kleinwort and Commerzbank v Attrill & others, the Court of Appeal of England and Wales has upheld a High Court decision that 104 former employees were contractually entitled to bonuses totalling more than £50...more

5/14/2013 - Bonuses EU Oral Contracts

UK Employment Alert No 207: Increase in Employment Protection Awards

The compensation limits on Tribunal awards will increase as of 1 February 2013. The key changes are set out below...more

1/14/2013 - EU International Labor Laws Protection Awards Wages

UK Employment Alert No 206: How to Terminate Employment and Exercise a Payment in Lieu of Notice Clause

The UK Supreme Court has provided guidance about two issues of importance for employers wishing to dismiss a UK employee: 1. What happens when an employer dismisses an employee in a manner that breaches the terms of the...more

1/4/2013 - Breach of Contract Employment Contract EU Hiring & Firing PILON Clauses Termination

European Court of Human Rights Finds That Greater Protections Are Required For The Political Beliefs Of UK Employees

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR), in Redfearn v United Kingdom [2012] ECHR 1878, has held that employment law in the United Kingdom does not adequately protect individuals from dismissal as a result of their...more

11/27/2012 - EU Hiring & Firing Political Expression Termination

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