Tag Archives: due diligence

UK: HMRC and HM Treasury Publish Consultation to Extend Recent IR35 Public Sector Reforms to the Private Sector

On 18 May 2018, HMRC published a consultation document entitled “Off-payroll working in the private sector” with the aim of tackling what it perceives as high levels of non-compliance in the private sector with the existing off-payroll working regime (HMRC … Continue reading

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Australia: Safety due diligence: one size cannot fit all

With a heightened awareness of officers’ WHS due diligence obligations, there is a risk the lines between governance at the board level and management at the executive level are blurred – which is potentially bad for safety. Steve Bell and … Continue reading

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Australia: Government and activists increase focus on modern slavery risks

On 16 August 2017, the Australian Government announced a proposal to introduce a modern slavery reporting requirement applying to all large Australian businesses. The proposal, which enjoys broad support from a number of prominent Australian businesses, feeds into the growing … Continue reading

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Australia: 8 simple rules to help acquirers in M&A deals hit the ground running with employee issues

Summary Human capital is often a major asset of the target in a commercial transaction. The transaction itself will almost always create uncertainty in the minds of many employees. The ability to develop plans for the integration of the target … Continue reading

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