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China’s Zhong Lun joins employment alliance L&E Global

15-Dec-2014 | By Margaret Taylor

Chinese red circle firm Zhong Lun has signed up to employment alliance L&E Global, marking the network’s first step into the Asian markets.

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Addleshaws, Bakers, Linklaters launch new UK parenting schemes after law change

2-Dec-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Addleshaw Goddard, Baker & McKenzie and Linklaters are among firms to put forward new policies after legislation on shared parental leave became law yesterday (1 December)

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EY joins accountants' rush into legal market

1-Dec-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Accountancy and consulting giant EY is the third of the big four accountants to enter the regulated legal market after being granting an ABS licence by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). 

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Minster Law and Thompsons secure holiday payout for workers in EAT case

5-Nov-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Employees represented by lawyers from Minster Law and Thompsons have secured a groundbreaking Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) decision over whether pay for overtime should be including in holiday pay.

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Sports Direct side-steps tribunal battle with legally binding zero-hours agreement

28-Oct-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Sports Direct has agreed to rewrite contracts relating to zero-hours staff as part of an out-of-court settlement in a dispute brought by Leigh Day on behalf of a former zero-hours employee.

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Freshfields' fresh leaders: "We've got a strong US platform but need to be stronger"

14-Oct-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s new heads of corporate, litigation and employment are looking stateside in a bid to hang on to the lead created by former litigation head Christopher Pugh and corporate head Ed Braham.

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KWM SJB adds nine to Milan office and creates employment team

13-Oct-2014 | By Joanne Harris

King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin (KWM SJB) has hired finance and employment teams in Milan led by partners from two local firms in a significant boost for its Italian practice.

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Freshfields makes "radical" global corporate and litigation head appointments

13-Oct-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has chosen German partner Rick van Aerssen as the firm’s new corporate head to replace Edward Braham and litigation partner David Scott to succeed Christopher Pugh in a “radical” reshuffle. 

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Questions raised over zero-hours pay rates download subscription

B P Collins 18-Dec-2014

The typical zero-hours worker gets paid well under half the amount which is earned by permanent employees, a new study suggests.

Congress passes tax extenders — through the end of 2014: potential impact on tax reform download subscription

DLA Piper 18-Dec-2014

Extended through the end of this year are a host of tax-related deductions and credits that affect businesses and individuals, among them the work opportunity tax credit.

Local authorities are not liable for acts of abuse by foster carers download subscription

Outer Temple Chambers 18-Dec-2014

The High Court has held that local authorities who place children in foster care are not vicariously liable for acts of physical and sexual abuse committed by foster carers.

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Demystifying e-discovery: the art of the possible

11-Nov-2014

Given the growth in the amount of data businesses create and store, it’s a good point in time to determine how companies and law firms are working with eDiscovery and computer forensics.

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Special report: Employment – Winning the peace

19-May-2014 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Employment lawyers are shifting their focus to non-contentious areas as the coalition promotes conciliation

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Italy: Via Dolorosa

3-Feb-2014 | By Burhan Khadbai

Employment and political reforms, and a programme of privatisation could ease Italy’s and its legal market’s way through these punishing times

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YEW JULIAN

Is the profession ready for role reversals?

18-Aug-2014

Male lawyers should consider embarking on a new parental journey.

Faith Dickson

Auto-enrolment for LLPs: not all plain sailing

8-Aug-2014

When it comes to LLPs, all is still not clear over auto-enrolment.

Richard Fox

Early Conciliation heralds employment law overhaul

17-Mar-2014

A seismic overhaul of employment disputes resolution should be good for clients and lawyers

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