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China’s Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security has issued the Interim Provisions on Agency Workers.
International Law at Work: intranet announcement creates legally enforceable right to bonus promised for bank employees
Making a contract with the whole world is not a legal concept that is intuitively recognised.
International Law at Work — February 2014: looking forward... legislative initiatives of the new German government
This article sets out some of the employment-related enterprises of the Great Coalition as set out in the coalition treaty.
In this briefing, Taylor Wessing focuses on pensions in China, Germany and the UK.
Law at Work — February 2014: reasonableness and extent of restrictive covenants did not apply to actions as a minority shareholder
In this case, the High Court had to consider whether non-solicitation and non-dealing restrictions for a period of six months after termination of employment were enforceable.
In the UAE, there are two separate jurisdictions that need to be considered. This update will focus on some recent developments in both jurisdictions.
It has been more than six months since the introduction of the new fee regime into the Employment Tribunal system, which took place on 29 July 2013.
The Employment Act is Singapore’s main labour law covering certain categories of employees.
The regulator has published its consultation on a draft revised Code of Practice No. 3 for DB scheme funding, a draft new DB regulatory strategy and a revised DB funding policy.
One of the key issues of a ‘yes’ vote in the Scottish independence referendum will be the impact it has on the provision of pensions across the UK.
Following the Wheels case and the PPG case we now await a further decision on the VAT charges on pension schemes, relating to the case of ATP Pension Service A/S v Skatteministeriet.
Box Clever and Storm Funding decisions show scope of the regulator’s financial support direction powers
Two recent decisions have demonstrated the latitude that the Pensions Regulator has in pursuing a case for a financial support direction.
This case attracted a lot of media attention in the context of pension liberation.
Mr Smyth was an employee of Woolf Engineering and a member of Woolf’s group personal pension plan, which was administered by Scottish Life.
Browne case: Pensions Ombudsman rules on liability for unauthorised payment charges resulting from payment of a death benefit
An unauthorised payment charge arose because a pension scheme had not made payment of a death benefit within two years of a member’s death.
Thew case: Deputy Pensions Ombudsman rules on the effect of changes to state pension age on scheme rules
Mrs Thew had two periods of employment with Marks & Spencer during which she was a member of the Marks & Spencer Pension Scheme.
Bradbury case: Ombudsman determines on employer duty issues in the employer’s imposition of a cap on pensionable pay
The Ombudsman has ruled that the BBC did not breach its implied duty of trust and confidence and/or the implied term of good faith when imposing a cap on pensionable pay.
Last summer, the DWP announced that the new regulations would be delayed until April 2014, with a draft laid before parliament in advance.
The DWP has provided long-awaited confirmation of the approach that will be taken to scheme benefits that are reclassified from money purchase to defined benefit in April 2014.
This article looks at what prompted the Law Commission’s consultation on the fiduciary duties of investment intermediaries, what it is focused on and what might come next.