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Data Issues Roundup, 12 May: US cyber security laws; move to stop organisations blocking publications; and more
Also: settlements with retail tracking company and pharmacy; CII best practice guide.
Employee Incentives Update – April 2015: HMRC, corporate governance, company law and accounting for share incentives
This update contains a round-up of key developments in this area during April 2015.
Data Issues Roundup, 5 May: UK to extend security agencies’ powers; EU biometric data ruling; and more
Also: Ireland to be privacy regulator for 300 million non-US Twitter users; responses to Big Data report; and more.
Addleshaw Goddard has advised ECI Partners, a mid-market UK private equity firm, on the purchase of the specialist cycling retailer, Evans Cycles from Active Private Equity.
Annabel Mackay examines the employment implications of the new Senior Managers and Certification Regime and Code of Conduct.
Also: cultural differences could wreck the single EU data protection law dream; data protection authorities face resource challenges due to digital boom; and more.
Also: retrospective alternative service of claim form; judicial comment on costs budgeting; and more.
Making an offer to settle a claim under Civil Procedure Rules Part 36, whether as a claimant or defendant, is a way of potentially transferring some of the costs risk in litigation to your opponent.
Also: how a solicitor misled a court.
Court confirms the high level of protection given to auditors where an exclusion of liability clause is included in a set of accounts.
Addleshaw Goddard has advised Tate & Lyle on the re-alignment of Eaststarch, its European joint venture with US company Archer Daniels Midland.
FAQs and action points for companies that have issued bearer shares...
There are a number of issues companies should consider now so as to prepare themselves for the changes.
The National Audit Office notes that although private finance typically costs twice as much as public finance, it “can represent value for money”...
Data Issues Roundup, 13 April: Cloud contracts; US crackdown on hackers; nuisance calls fine; and more
Also; UK court strikes down part of the Data Protection Act; Australia passes ‘retention law’; and more.
Worldwide update also includes items on Prince Charles’ letters and a code of practice for UK public authorities.
Employers with 250 or more employees will have to report on the gender pay gap in their business.
The PCBS made a series of recommendations in its June 2013 report which were designed to encourage employees to ‘blow the whistle’ and for the FCA to take a greater role in ensuring compliance.
Four key themes emerged from the responses to the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s call for evidence. Employers should familiarise themselves with the new EHRC guidance when it is published.
As well as the minimum wage and tax changes, pensions, special purpose share schemes and company cars are getting a political tweak.