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Quartet of QCs team up to scrutinise UK’s furlough scheme

Four silks from separate chambers have strayed from usual custom to come together in a bid to create a detailed and publicly available analysis of the UK Government’s furloughing scheme. The collaborating authors include Littleton Chambers’ David Reade QC, Old Square’s Michael Ford QC, 11KBW’s Sean Jones QC and Caspar Glyn QC of Cloisters, all […]

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BCLP grabs two more partners from Paris boutique

The ever-expanding Paris office of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) has hired yet more lawyers from a boutique French firm, this time adding in employment and antitrust. The lawyers all join from Franklin; they are antitrust partner Julie Catala Marty, employment partner Claire Fougea and employment of counsel Marion Brière Ségala, who joins BCLP as […]

Shoosmiths defends racial discrimination claim from former employee

Shoosmiths has successfully fought off a race discrimination case brought against the firm in Manchester’s employment tribunal. Bosede Sule, a former administrative assistant at Shoosmiths, brought 14 separate claims against the firm and its staff – but Judge Tom Ryan has dismissed the claim. Sule was employed by the firm for eight months, until she […]

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Cadwalader successfully defends discrimination claim in tribunal

Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft has successfully defended a discrimination claim in the Employment Tribunal, which was brought against the firm by an associate. Ana Maria Knott brought a claim against the firm for indirect sex discrimination. It concerned her return to work in 2018, and whether Cadwalader’s policy of not reducing its billable hours target […]

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Star legal writers: Employment

Substance misuse in the workplace, female board representation and the UK pension reforms are all discussed in this week’s top briefings coverage from the employment sector

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Star legal writers in the employment sector

This week’s most-read briefings writers from TheLawyer.com are drawn from the employment sector. The following excerpts cover the implications of that ‘fracas’ involving Jeremy Clarkson, managing social media and an at-a-glance guide to legal changes this year. Gateley – ‘How to deal with a workplace ‘fracas’’  https://www.thelawyer.com/briefings/how-to-deal-with-a-workplace-fracas/3032681.article Antonia Blackwell, Shoosmiths – ‘ Top 10 employment […]

Featured briefings

Fragmentation on TUPE business transfers – Splitting the difference

A recent case heard by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) – ISS Facilities Services NV v Sonia Govaerts & Atalian NV – has looked at what happens when a transfer takes place under the Acquired Rights Directive (ARD) where there is a transfer from a single business to multiple incoming businesses, i.e. post-transfer ‘fragmentation’.

On-demand webinar: Employee engagement and future HR trends

Andrew Rayment and Charlotte Smith (both Employment) presented a live Q&A webinar discussion on ‘Employee engagement and future HR trends’. Walker Morris employment lawyers were joined by Lisa Rowlinson-Brown, People Director at Symington’s, Steve Joyce, HR Director at Airedale International Air Conditioning and Catherine de la Poer, Leadership Developer at Halcyon Coaching.

The place of anonymity in internal communications

Does anonymity ever have a productive role to play in your business? In an article by Josh Berin, he suggests one of the revolutionary and beneficial aspects of feedback and internal communication apps is their ability to allow employees to rate or offer improvements to their superiors without having to reveal their identity.

Furloughed employees redundancy pay protected

The government has announced that it is introducing a new law which will require that redundancy pay for employees on furlough leave is based on their normal rate of pay.

What should companies be prioritising right now?

Needless to say, companies are going through a lot of changes in 2020. Between sudden interruptions to work, transitions to work-from-home conditions, and in some cases the loss of business or employees, there has been a lot to adjust to. Those adjustments are continuing as more companies start to ramp up their activity, and this brings to mind a crucial question: What should companies be prioritising in the present conditions?

What is employee advocacy, and how can it help you win?

Let’s say you found a new café that served the best coffee you’d ever had. You’d tell your friends about it, go there on dates, or use it for schmoozing clients right? This is an example of consumer/brand advocacy, which is the practice of supporting and expressing confidence in specific products and services. At its […]

Employee engagement in new staff? Improve your onboarding process

Those formative early days in a new company are vitally important for building a long-lasting relationship with your employees. Employee engagement starts to grow (or fade) from day one, so making the right impression is key to driving long-term loyalty and job satisfaction.

How will Brexit impact recruitment?

As Brexit resurfaces in the news, we look at how it will impact recruitment practices, from the government’s proposed new points-based immigration system for EU and non-EU nationals to attracting and developing talent.