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The Uber Saga Continues – “Worker” Status in the Gig Economy

In Depth - The UK Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has upheld the Employment Tribunal’s (ET’s) finding that Uber drivers are “workers”. It rejected Uber’s argument that Uber is simply a technology platform acting as an...more

Criminal Finances Act 2017 – New Criminal Offence Requires Preventive Procedures

The UK Criminal Finances Act 2017 recently introduced a new corporate offence of failure to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion. Under the new law, a corporate body or partnership may be criminally liable if it fails...more

“Back to School” Round-Up of Key UK Employment Law Developments in 2017 to Date

In this “back to school” round-up, we take the opportunity to catch up on the most important UK employment law events and developments in 2017 to date....more

International News: Focus on Health Care - Fall 2017

Nationalism and Cross-Border M&A: Navigating Populist Politics in Deal Making - More than half of the G20 countries voted-in campaigns that focused on harming foreign, outside interests as a means to strengthen domestic...more

UK Supreme Court Rules Employment Tribunal Fee Regime Unlawful

A significant judgment delivered on 26 July 2017, by the UK Supreme Court increases the likelihood of employment claims being brought in the future and is of significance to all organisations employing staff in the United...more

7/27/2017  /  Employment Tribunals , UK

Gender Pay Gap Reporting: What You Need to Know

Summary - McDermott’s “Key Employment Law Events in 2017 and Beyond” update highlighted the upcoming regulations requiring certain employers to report on the gender pay gap in their workforce (Equality Act 2010 (Gender...more

Key Employment Law Events in 2017 and Beyond

Current indications are that 2017 may be a fairly static year as regards to employment law. Whilst it is anticipated the government will trigger Article 50 to start Brexit negotiations, these are likely to last for at...more

Uber Drivers Uber Happy

As you may have seen from the extensive press coverage, the UK Employment Tribunal has delivered its much anticipated judgment in Aslam and Farrar v Uber. The case was about whether Uber drivers are self-employed contractors,...more

Brexit Update: UK Employment Law Implications

In Depth - What laws will change now? - None. The United Kingdom will continue to be an EU Member State until procedures are completed for exiting the European Union. This is likely to be a long process that...more

International News: Focus on Real Estate - April 2016

New UK Requirement to Publish Annual Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement - The United Kingdom’s Modern Slavery Act 2015 requires large commercial organisations operating in the United Kingdom to publish a “slavery...more

Increase in UK Employment Protection Awards and New Mandatory National Living Wage

The compensation limits on Employment Tribunal awards and certain other amounts payable under UK employment legislation will be increased as of 6 April 2016. ...more

Holiday Pay – The Saga Continues

As you may have heard, the UK Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has delivered its hotly-anticipated decision in Lock v British Gas Trading Limited, rejecting British Gas’ appeal… but, in our view, it’s a bit of a damp squib,...more

UK Employment Law Forthcoming Attractions in 2016

January - DATA PROTECTION: NEW EUROPEAN REGULATION - After four years of negotiation and lobbying, the new European General Data Protection Regulation has now been finalised. The Regulation will govern...more

Forced Labour and Human Trafficking: NewObligation to Publish Annual Statement

A new obligation has been introduced requiring large commercial organisations operating in the United Kingdom to publish a “slavery and human trafficking statement” at the end of each financial year....more

Collective Redundancy Consultation: European Court Judgment is Good News for UK Employers

Background - UK legislation provides that, when a UK employer proposes to make redundant 20 or more employees at one establishment within a period of 90 days or less, the employer is required to collectively consult...more

Collective Redundancy Consultation: European Court Judgment is Good News for UK Employers

We reported recently on the Advocate General's opinion in the Woolworths collective redundancy case. At the time, we were still awaiting the final decision of the European Court. That decision has now been delivered and it...more

Holiday Pay – UK Government Introduces Two-Year Limit on Claims for Back Pay

The UK Government has introduced legislation to help employers deal with the fallout of recent decisions indicating that pay for statutory holiday should include, and should always have included, overtime and other...more

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

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

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

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

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
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