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Obligations on businesses to ensure supply chains are slavery-free, including investigating suppliers and intermediaries.
Zurich v IEG – be aware of the difference in approach between Guernsey- and UK-based claims.
The Court of Appeal has given guidance on how employment tribunals should approach the question of causation in discrimination cases.
It would still be prudent to include commission in holiday pay calculations until Lock v British Gas appeal is heard later this year.
Employers can face serious legal liability if they fail to manage stress appropriately.
Pension scheme rules should be reviewed, as amendments are likely to be required.
What will the election result mean for British retailers?
To clarify the key employment policies of each political party, Shoosmiths has summarised each of the parties’ positions below.
Three recent events have encouraged the Health and Safety Sentencing Council in its task…...
Including information on driving checks, fees for intervention and sentencing guidelines for health and safety offences, corporate manslaughter and food safety and hygiene offences.
Employers can question an applicant about their criminal record but this is subject to a fairly complex regime intended to protect certain individuals and enable them to be rehabilitated.
A quarter of all road traffic incidents involve people driving as part of their work, and taking work-related road risk seriously is a legal requirement.
On 5 April the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills issued new technical guidance for employers on changes to statutory adoption leave and pay.
Use of illegal substances and alcohol dependency can be an issue which employers need to deal with in the workplace. We consider the possible problems and how to avoid the pitfalls.
Employers should review contracts, commission schemes and holiday pay processes to ensure they are compliant with the new requirements.
Shoosmiths takes a look at the key changes in employment law in store from this April.
Developments in technology like the new Apple Watch mean social media use in the workplace is only likely to increase. Shoosmiths looks at how employers should deal with it.
Charges and governance in pension schemes and particularly in workplace pension schemes have been the subject of debate and scrutiny in recent years.
The Pension Schemes Act 2015 amends the statutory rights to transfers from occupational pension schemes so that members will have a statutory right to a partial transfer value.
In the 2014 Budget it was announced that members with defined contribution pension savings would no longer be required to buy an annuity on retirement.