From 6 April 2017 limits on compensation which can be awarded by an employment tribunal will increase, meaning a finding of unfair dismissal could cost employers more.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 23 March 2017 | Practice Area: Employment
The extent of automation's impact and how soon employees will feel it - especially those in particularly susceptible sectors like manufacturing - remains the subject of intense debate.
Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 22 March 2017 | Practice Area: Information Technology
On 16 March 2017, the European Commission (Commission) introduced its new tool allowing individuals to anonymously alert the Commission about secret anticompetitive practices.
Law Firm: Reed Smith | Published: 21 March 2017 | Practice Area: Competition
The new French law on the duty of vigilance imposes new obligations on companies to prevent human rights, health and environmental disasters with prohibitive fines in case of non-compliance.
Law Firm: Reed Smith | Published: 17 March 2017 | Practice Area: Central Government
On 15 February 2017, Australia’s Attorney-General requested a parliamentary committee to enquire into and report on the introduction of a Modern Slavery Act in Australia.
Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 16 March 2017 | Practice Area: Central Government
Companies should urgently review the status of freelance workers following the Budget and recent court cases involving the “gig economy”.
Law Firm: Excello Law | Published: 15 March 2017 | Practice Area: Central Government
In the case of Achbita v G4S Secure Solutions, the European Court of Justice has held that the dismissal of a Muslim employee for wearing a hijab at work did not constitute direct religious discrimination.
Law Firm: Bond Dickinson | Published: 15 March 2017 | Practice Area: Litigation
The introduction of a new tax charge that will apply to certain transfers to Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Schemes will require action by trustees of UK occupational pension schemes.
Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 14 March 2017 | Practice Area: Central Government
More than six years ago, FIFA awarded the World Cup 2022 to Qatar. Even today the discussion on this largely criticized decision has not yet stopped.
Law Firm: Herbert Smith Freehills | Published: 14 March 2017 | Practice Area: Non Governmental Organisations
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