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Skill gaps ‘may hold back recruitment efforts’ download subscription

B P Collins 24-Dec-2014

A skills gap could hamper the recruitment efforts of companies and leave some vacancies unfilled next year, a new study suggests. The warning comes despite the intention among half the firms surveyed to recruit more staff over the coming 12 months. The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) asked 323 firms about their recruitment plans for 2015. Click on the link below to read the rest of the BP Collins briefing.

Restrictive covenants cannot be enforced without specific consideration download subscription

Addleshaw Goddard 23-Dec-2014

An employer is unable to enforce restrictive covenants when the employee resignes if specific considerations are not included in the initial contract.

Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP): government releases consultation paper download subscription

Dentons 19-Dec-2014

On 18 December, 2014, the Ontario government released its consultation paper on the new Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP).

HMRC announces finalised policy on VAT for pension schemes download subscription

Shepherd and Wedderburn 19-Dec-2014

HMRC has published a finalised policy on VAT for pension schemes.

BYOD: how to switch off this Christmas download subscription

B P Collins 19-Dec-2014

With employees increasingly using their personal mobile phones for business calls, employers must consider the legal implications of today’s ‘always on’ environment more than ever.

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The UK Bribery Act: The practical difficulties for financial services companies download subscription

PwC 24-Dec-2014

    The practical difficulties facing companies wishing to implement a robust response to the UK Bribery Act should not be underestimated.  

Amendments to Russian de-offshorisation law download subscription

GRATA Law Firm 24-Dec-2014

New amendments to the Russian Tax Code regarding de-offshorisation will enter into force on 1 January 2015.

Key employment law developments in 2014 download subscription

Addleshaw Goddard 23-Dec-2014

Addleshaw Goddard looks back at the key legislative developments for 2014.

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High Court dismisses second judicial review challenge of the tribunal fees regime download subscription

Addleshaw Goddard 23-Dec-2014

The High Court has dismissed UNISON’s second judicial review challenge of the tribunal fees system.

ECJ confirms that obesity may be a disability download subscription

Addleshaw Goddard 23-Dec-2014

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has confirmed that obesity may be a disability where it: ‘entails a limitation resulting in particular from long-term physical, mental or psychological impairments which in interaction with various barriers may hinder the full and effective participation of the person concerned in professional life on an equal basis with other workers’ (Fag og Arbejde (FOA), acting on behalf of Karsten Kaltoft v Kommunernes Landsforening, acting on behalf of the ...

The new statutory test for mistake under the microscope download subscription

Ogier 23-Dec-2014

These two cases are helpful in terms of how the court sees the inter-relationship between the new article 47 test for mistake and the pre-existing provision of the TJL at article 11.

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Employees ‘go into work when ill’ download subscription

B P Collins 13-Oct-2014

It seems the vast majority of employees are reluctant to take time off work when sick, according to a new survey.

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Africa e-briefing, December 2014: OHADA Masters degree; integration of EALI members; EALI and Morrocan country guide, COMESA guidelines and foreign exchange reform download subscription

Eversheds 19-Dec-2014

Eversheds’ Africa e-briefing includes the new OHADA Masters degree, the integration of EALI members, the EALI summit and country guides, Morrocan guide, COMESA guidelines and foreign exchange reform. 

Retail speed brief: Consumer Rights Bill to become law on 1 October 2015 download subscription

Eversheds 19-Dec-2014

A new Consumer Rights Bill introducing changes to the provision of goods, services and digital content, is set to become law in October 2015.

EU agrees caps on debit and credit card interchange fees download subscription

Eversheds 19-Dec-2014

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Landlords: Recovering repair costs in damages claim download

Shepherd and Wedderburn 22-Dec-2014

Two recent Scottish property cases have forced a change in the property industry’s understanding of a landlord’s right to claim the full ‘cost of repair’.

The Law Commission’s final report on rights of light download subscription

Shepherd and Wedderburn 19-Dec-2014

The Law Commission published its long awaited final report on rights of light on 4 December 2014, setting out its proposals to reform this area of law.

Best price? Strickland v Blemain Finance Ltd download subscription

Gateley 19-Dec-2014

A heritable creditor is required to ‘take all reasonable steps to secure that the price at which all or any of the subjects are sold is the best that can be reasonably obtained’.

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MiFID2: ESMA publishes first technical advice download subscription

Dentons 24-Dec-2014

ESMA follow-up papers address aspects of delegated legislation and technical standards to be made under MiFID 2 and MiFIR.

Amendments to Russian de-offshorisation law download subscription

GRATA Law Firm 24-Dec-2014

New amendments to the Russian Tax Code regarding de-offshorisation will enter into force on 1 January 2015.

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