Bird & Bird has appointed former DLA Piper Asia Pacific and London head of employment Pattie Walsh as a partner in London.
Transport workers’ union the GMB has instructed Leigh Day to bring an employment claim against taxi-booking service Uber, arguing that it is in breach of a duty to provide drivers with basic employment rights.
DLA Piper has appointed Sandra Wallace as its UK managing partner to take over from Mark O’Conor on 1 August.
Sainsbury’s has instructed TLT to defend it in an equal pay battle brought by four female shopfloor workers.
Morgan Lewis & Bockius has added to its global transactions services team in London with the hires of finance partners Matthew Duncan, Julian Goodman and Paul Matthews from K&L Gates.
West End firm Spring Law has acquired London employment boutique Ferguson Solicitors, giving it a combined turnover of £5m.
Osborne Clarke has joined firms including Addleshaw Goddard, Linklaters and Slaughter and May in offering an enhanced shared parental leave (SPL) scheme for its employees.
Former Pinsent Masons senior partner Chris Mullen and former Mayer Brown partner Anna Rogers have opened a new pension boutique, trading as ARC Pensions Law.
Contract claims – back to the future download subscription
Employers could face claims for historic breaches of contract.
Poland: Changes in the labour law download subscription
On 21 August 2015 an act amending the Polish Labour Code was published in the Journal of Laws.
Agency workers only have a right to be informed about vacancies, not to be treated equally to permanent employees download subscription
In a recent finding the EAT has confirmed the extent of agency workers’ rights under the Agency Workers Regulations 2010 in relation to being considered for vacancies alongside permanent employees.
This week’s most-read briefings writers from TheLawyer.com are drawn from the employment sector.
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