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Employers managing employees on sickness absence need to be careful of unquestioningly relying on occupational health assessments.
The Defamation Act 2013 comes into force on 1 January 2014. Shoosmiths provides details of the new regulations.
The government has acted on its plan to revoke site waste management plans in England, with effect from the 1 December 2013.
Remedies for breach of contract: Scottish courts will enforce payment and performance, not just damages
If one party to a contract threatens not to perform their obligations, the innocent party has different options depending on whether they are able to raise court proceedings north or south of the border.
The rules surrounding the calculation of holiday pay are notoriously complex and have resulted in a number of claims before the Employment Tribunal.
As Christmas approaches and another year draws to a close, Charles Rae of Shoosmiths looks back at some of the most notable cases of 2013.
This briefing contains a summary of the main tax points of interest with draft legislation enacting the proposed changes to be published on 10 December 2013.
These days, it seems as if every passing week brings with it a new story in the press about the legal risks of engaging with social media.
It is important to know what changes have been made to the statutory regime for succession to a tenancy when a tenant dies.
Unlike the position in England, in Scotland there is virtually no statutory protection for a commercial tenant at the expiry of their lease.
The government has confirmed that it will introduce a new system of shared parental leave by April 2015.
The UK’s living wage recently increased by 20p to £7.65 an hour outside of London and by 25p to £8.80 per hour in London. This equates to a pay rise of more than £450 for Londoners working full time.
This is the second of two looks at new measures being introduced by the Revenue to crack down on what it perceives as the use of partnerships for tax avoidance purposes.
The recent case Feltham v Bouskell  EWHC 3086 (Ch) is one of the first to consider the additional sanction under CPR 36.14(3)(d).
The Revenue has announced a number of measures to crack down on what it perceives as the use of partnerships for tax avoidance purposes.
Litigation privilege stems from a principle that those engaged in or contemplating litigation should be free to gather evidence without a requirement to disclose that evidence to opponents.
Following a decision that John McCririck did not suffer age discrimination when he was replaced as a TV racing pundit, what steps can employers take to guard against similar claims?
The High Court has granted an injunction to keep an employee on garden leave for the whole of his 12-month notice period.
The DWP has issued draft regulations for consultation. This follows the change in the statutory definition of money purchase benefits, due to come into force next year...
The Department of Energy & Climate Change has published a response to its consultation on the implementation of the Recast WEEE Directive 2012...