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Employment News — 7 April 2014: High Court to the rescue. Restrictive covenant is re-written to make it work
The applicant employer in Prophet plc v Huggett sold specialist computer software for use in the fresh-produce industry.
Selecting someone for redundancy still needs to be clearly shown to be an objective and fair process.
The Supreme Court has issued a ruling striking down the aggregate limits on individual campaign contributions under the Federal Election Campaign Act.
Corporate governance round-up — April 2014: women on boards; PIRC UK shareholder voting guidelines; and more
Hogan Lovells has published its corporate governance round-up for April 2014.
The European Commission has published its communication to the European Council and the European Parliament on ‘Long-term financing of the European Economy’.
The UK government supports the European Commission’s decision not to impose mandatory quotas; it favours a self-regulatory national level approach.
The ICSA Registrars Group has been working to produce a guidance note and model Articles of Association for companies pursuing new payment methods.
London’s equity capital markets will benefit from a further boost this month as the new stamp duty exemption for securities trading on growth markets comes into effect.
The revised directive harmonises the transparency requirements relating to information about issuers whose securities are admitted to trading on an EU regulated market.
Widespread reforms to the UK’s competition law regime have come into force.
The claimant in Kuehne and Nagel Ltd v Cosgrove was asked for her consent to be tested for cannabis use following what she was told was an anonymous tip-off.
The key recommendation from the 2011 Davies Review was a target for FTSE100 companies of a minimum of 25 per cent female representation on boards by 2015.
Spot the difference — TUPE applied even though activities carried out in different way post transfer
The contract that was the subject of Qlog Ltd v O’Brien related to the transportation of cardboard packaging goods on behalf of a client.
The FCC has adopted two decisions that affect compliance obligations for a wide range of organisations that make or facilitate voice calls to consumers.
Ofgem has approved UNC 461 that will align the Gas Day definition in the UNC with EU gas codes.
Royal Decree-Law 4/2014, of 7 March 2014, on urgent matters in relation to refinancing agreements and debt restructuring
The Spanish Council of Ministers has passed the Royal Decree-Law 4/2014 on urgent matters in relation to refinancing agreements and debt restructuring.
The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) has released recommendations regarding response to threats by animal rights extremists.
The executive order that creates the Fiscalía Especializada en Materia de Delitos Relacionados con Hechos de Corrupción has been published by the Mexican attorney-general.
FERC has issued a proposed rulemaking and two related orders designed to better align the scheduling of gas flows with the dispatch of electric generation.
A bank does not need to take into account the interests of a contractual counterparty when exercising its discretion on a ‘commercially reasonable’ basis.