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Case law confirms that HR is essential to supporting management when dealing with employee relations issues; however there is a clear difference between supporting a process and influencing a decision.
As it becomes increasingly common for contractual documentation to be concluded electronically, we examine the pros and cons of e-signatures against traditional wet ink signatures.
Imagine a world where, at the tap of a smartphone, other people can rate you personally. It’s coming.
…and Companies House forms will be updated.
The debate over tattoos in the workplace has raged on, with the most recent case being of a tattooed teaching assistant.
Justice secretary Chris Grayling has outlined government proposals to quadruple the current six-month sentence for people found guilty of internet trolling.
Shoosmiths looks at the dangers of providing, or not providing, a reference and what employers can do if they receive an unsatisfactory reference.
Your questions answered: am I in breach of my inherited shared ownership lease by complying with the will?
Does the beneficiary of a shared ownership lease find themselves in breach if by acquiring the lease by will they inadvertently sublet the whole of the property in order to comply with the will?
The EAT has considered whether the employment tribunal rules also allowed the recovery of an in-house lawyer’s costs incurred during litigation in the employment tribunal.
The case of McMillan v Airedale NHS Foundation Trust called into question an employer’s right to increase a disciplinary sanction on appeal.
We are now starting to see more private companies looking to buy back shares as a means of managing share capital.
The government is consulting on a range of provisions in the EU Accounting Directive that could result in simpler accounting requirements for smaller companies.
When dealing with the recovery of money, this is a question that many try to avoid but have had to deal with, inevitably end up negotiating.
The Scottish government has announced the proposed tax rates for its land and buildings transaction tax.
Public procurement rules are changing across Europe, and the UK government has just published a first draft of the new regulations that it proposes will implement the changes.
The EAT has found that an employee was not automatically unfairly dismissed when he took time off to care for his pregnant partner. Katie Marsden looks at the reasons why.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has recently updated its guidance document ‘Health and Safety in Care Homes’.
The landscape of UK consumer rights law is undergoing its largest reform since 1979.
Don’t leave me this way? Plans to force IT suppliers to continue to provide services to insolvent customers
The Insolvency Service is undertaking a consultation exercise regarding a plan to ensure the continuity of supply of IT services to insolvent companies.
In Cooke v MGN Ltd, the High Court gave the first judgment on the serious harm test in section 1 of the Defamation Act 2013.