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New employment tribunal compensation limits from April 2017

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

Man(ufacturing) vs. Machine

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

Leniency is not enough! The new anonymous whistleblower tool

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 duty of vigilance in France

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

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Should a Modern Slavery Act be introduced in Australia?

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 review staffing structures after confusion over self-employment status

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

Headscarf ban is not discriminatory

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

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Budget 2017 - Transfers to overseas pension schemes

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

How to improve human rights policies in international football

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

Dutch Bonus Cap and Brexit

Dutch Central Bank provides explanation on international holding exception and Dutch Minister of Finance comments on circumvention.

Law Firm: Allen & Overy | Published: 14 March 2017 | Practice Area: Central Government

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