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These tips will help those individuals who are new to the world of business immigration, as well as seasoned experts, as they highlight a few common issues.
The potential for employers to be exposed to disability discrimination claims arising from a failure to make reasonable adjustments for their disabled employees has been increased.
Pension schemes providing benefits on a salary-related or DB basis — including ‘final salary’ pension schemes — have been in the news for several years.
Mark Harper resigned after discovering a cleaner he employed for his flat did not have permission to work in the UK. How can employers avoid the same trap?
A recent case highlights the potential ease for employee concerns in multiple emails about health and safety to amount to a protected disclosure under whistleblowing legislation.
Employer seeking to dismiss employees without notice for acts of gross misconduct should be mindful of recent case law in this area.
The recent downpour has resulted in the flooding of many businesses and employees are struggling to get into work. How can employers deal with these circumstances?
Action on Smoking and Health estimates that 1.3 million people are currently using e-cigarettes in the UK. What stance should employers take to this growing phenomenon?
Section 69 of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 is seen by many as the biggest change to the law on employers’ liability for 20 years.
On 10 January 2014, the amendments to the TUPE regulations were laid before parliament. The amendments may well provide new areas for debate.
Nicolas Anelka’s recent alleged anti-Semitic gesture has had significant consequences for his club. What can you do if an employee’s actions cause damage to your business?
As we start yet another year of change to employment law, Shoosmiths looks at the 10 most important developments in the pipeline.
A client was served with a health and safety improvement notice after failing to provide its local council with a written scheme of examination concerning a coffee machine.
The Court of Session has confirmed that the expiry of fixed-term contracts does not trigger the requirement to collectively consult with appropriate representatives.
Employers wanting to avoid or manage industrial action would do well to consider the following points.
In the recent case of BS v Dundee City Council, clarification has been given on the correct test employers should apply to long-term health dismissals.
HM Revenue & Customs has proposed to tighten up the rules allowing members of a limited liability partnership to be treated as self employed.
On 6 January 2014, workers at a Goodyear factory in Amiens, ‘boss-napped’ two directors over plans to close the site. Shoosmiths consider the factors that led to this.
The crucial point about these proposed changes is that they will apply to all EMI options, not just those granted from the dates that the changes have effect.
Another case has challenged ‘well-established principles’ regarding companions, this time in the context of constructive dismissal.