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Senior Deliveroo lawyer to rejoin former firm

Deliveroo senior lawyer Tarun Tawakley is set to return to Lewis Silkin after four years building up the legal function at the food delivery app. Tawakley joins Lewis Silkin as a partner in the employment team where he will continue to work on big ticket litigation (team moves and confidential information litigation, and other high […]

Irwin Mitchell duo to set up employment boutique

Two of Irwin Mitchell’s most highly-regarded employment partners are to launch their own firm, adding to the blossoming number of boutiques in the City. Shazia Khan and Emilie Cole will go it alone as ColeKhan LLP from 2 May 2021. The pair had previously worked together at Bindmans before moving to Irwin Mitchell in 2018, […]

Solicitors Regulation Authority

A&O partner’s SDT case halted on medical grounds

Allen & Overy partner Mark Mansell’s hearing before the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) has been stayed on the basis of a “significant risk” to his health. The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) published its findings today (14 January) in relation to two applications brought by employment partner Mansell. In the findings, the SDT said it had […]

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Osborne Clarke and Addleshaws duo launch employment venture

Two employment partners from Osborne Clarke and Addleshaw Goddard have left their respective firms to join forces for a new boutique. Osborne Clarke partner Andrew Chamberlain and Addleshaw Goddard partner Jamie Hamnett have set up an employment-focused firm called Chamberlain Hamnett. Chamberlain recently concluded a two-year stint at Osborne Clarke. He joined in 2018 from DWF, […]

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US firm Littler launches in Spain through merger

Employment specialist firm Littler has launched in Spain through a merger with Spanish firm Abdón Pedrajas, its third European tie-up this year. The merger will give the US firm two offices in the region – Madrid and Barcelona, and 39 lawyers in Spain. The latest expansion marks the 10th European jurisdiction where Littler has a […]

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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

Are employees with long Covid entitled to compensation?

With MPs increasing the pressure on ministers to recognise long COVID as an occupational disease, claims for compensation could become more common in the near future. So, what do employers need to know and how should they face these claims?

Can Covid-19 vaccinations be mandatory?

The UK government has confirmed that it will not embark on mandatory vaccination for UK residents, which leaves open the question of whether employers could require staff to be vaccinated as a condition of attending work.

Flexible working and employee mental health

This is the final article in a series reflecting on employee mental health and wellbeing challenges that employers are currently facing. It focuses on how employers can support employee mental health going forwards. Flexible future? If COVID-19 has done one thing at the very least, it is to open employers’ eyes to different and more […]

Royal Mail postman case raises interesting employment law questions

We have all probably seen the recent headlines about the postman suspended for ignoring and leaving a 72 year-old woman, who had fallen on her doorstep in the snow while taking a delivery, saying that he was just too “knackered” to help. Is Royal Mail right to suspend, discipline and/or dismiss him?

Employment Law Review – Austria

By Stefan Kühteubl and Martin Brandauer Employment law is extensively regulated by statutory mandatory law to ensure the protection of employees. Unlike in other countries, Austrian employment law is extremely fragmented and not codified in one single codex of law. Since Austria’s accession to the European Union in January 1995, EU law has played an […]

Broken record alert? Revised record keeping requirements for sponsors

On 16 March 2021, the Home Office updated Appendix D (record keeping requirements) of its Sponsor Guidance to include details of what documents employers must retain for job adverts where a resident labour market test is not required. This will apply to all vacancies advertised by employers since 1 December 2020.

National minimum wage and ‘sleep-in’ shifts: what do you need to know?

Treatment of “sleep-in” shifts for national minimum wage (NMW) purposes is an area that can often cause confusion. Does the full sleep-in shift constitute ‘working’ for the purposes of the NMW? Alternatively, is the worker only ‘working’ for NMW payment purposes when they are awake to carry out any relevant duties? The point is particularly significant in the care sector where sleep-in duties commonly arise.

Employment legislation update – March 2021

The last few months have seen many announcements in relation to changes expected in the employment law arena. With new information being received almost weekly, our legislation update sets out the changes in chronological order and highlights the headline points together with the proposed or confirmed implementation dates.

Redundancies during COVID-19: Coronavirus job retention scheme extension provides some relief

In comparison to the US, there is a stricter redundancy process in the UK. For UK businesses faced with the prospect of making 20 or more staff redundant, there is an obligation to undertake a collective consultation process, which should consider ways to avoid or reduce the number of employees to be made redundant and mitigate the consequences of the redundancies.