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UK: new resources for employers

HMRC has created a new online guide on statutory sick pay. Public Health England and Business in the Community have published a new toolkit to help employers support workers affected by domestic abuse. Acas has published new guidance on job … Continue reading

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EU: Data Use – Protecting a critical resource

Described by some as the “new oil” for the digital economy, there is no doubt that data are now seen as critical for organisations to succeed. Data are a powerful and lucrative fuel for productivity. If not adequately protected, data … Continue reading

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Brexit Blog launches with Brexit Q&A

As formal Brexit negotiations have now started, Herbert Smith Freehills is pleased to announce the launch of its new Brexit Notes blog, where you will find articles and updates on the latest Brexit developments.  As well as reporting on new … Continue reading

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UK: New Resources

The DWP has launched an employer "See Potential" toolkit to help employers retain and recruit workers from disadvantaged groups, including single parents, recovering addicts and care providers. Acas has updated its guidance on employment status. To coincide with ONS data … Continue reading

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UK: New resources – employment tribunal judgments online register

The online register of employment tribunal judgments announced last summer is now live. The online service covers judgments in both England and Wales and Scotland and will include all new decisions in addition to some transcripts going back to 2015.

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UK: New publications – ACAS guidance – productivity, terminal illness, dress codes, gender pay gap reports

Acas has issued guidance for line managers to help run effective teams and on dealing with life-threatening conditions at work, and has updated its dress code guidance in light of research showing discrimination against employees with visible tattoos.  It has … Continue reading

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UK: New resources on human rights, terminal illness, database of tribunal decisions

The EHRC has published guidance for board directors on business and human rights. The TUC has launched a Dying to Work campaign, seeking better employment law rights for those with terminal illness and asking employers to sign up to a voluntary … Continue reading

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UK: New resources – apprentices, minimum wages, earnings attachments, sex discrimination

Acas has published a guide to help employers manage and support apprentices and young workers, and a guide to help combat sex discrimination in the workplace. BIS has published guidance on the apprenticeship levy and updated guidance on calculating the … Continue reading

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UK: Herbert Smith Freehills global survey reveals labour is both driver and challenge for cross-border M&A

Labour and employment law issues are a significant factor for cross-border deals, according to Herbert Smith Freehills’ new M&A report, ‘Beyond borders: the future of dealmaking’.

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UK: Arbitration and ADR in employment disputes

The Employment Lawyers' Association (ELA)  has established an Arbitration and ADR Group to consider the level of interest in arbitration to resolve employment disputes and the scope for its greater use in the future, along with early neutral evaluation, mediation … Continue reading

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