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Are vaccination policies at work discriminatory?

Employers have a duty to protect the health, safety and welfare of their employees and others so, can employers force their workers to get the vaccine? If so, a ‘Vaccination Policy’ requiring staff to get  vaccinated to protect the wider workforce seems a logical step to take – but it is not as simple as that.

Kim vs Kanye: Will the terms of their prenup be upheld if they divorce?

If the rumours are true Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are divorcing. Both have accumulated vast wealth during the marriage, but what would have happened if only one of them had increased their wealth very significantly? Will the original prenup, in favour of Kim, be upheld now Kanye is reportedly worth more?

Taking time off to look after dependants

Understanding what employees’ rights are and how this should be handled by employers has never been more important as we reach the peak of the pandemic.

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Who should pay for fire safety building remediation costs?

In December 2020, we reported on the vote by the House of Lords on amendments to the Fire Safety Bill relating to the remediation costs associated with the replacement of the dangerous cladding panels and other fire safety defects. Both the Fire Safety Bill and the Building Safety Bill are anticipated to come into effect early this year.

‘Diversity is a given, Inclusion is a choice’ – actionable ideas

In our 3rd blog in the series, ‘Diversity is given, Inclusion is a choice’, Annelieke Jense and Frouke Horstmann provide practical ways based on their experience working with clients on how organisations can create a true inclusive culture by installing processes that mitigate unconscious biases.

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Osborne Clarke reverses cuts to partners’ monthly drawings

Osborne Clarke is to increase salaries across its workforce in March, as the firm also prepares to bring an end to the reduction in partners’ monthly draws. Monthly partner draws were reduced by 10 per cent as part of the firm’s Covid-19 measures, with the firm now set to repay the money withheld as a […]

Quinn Emanuel snags Simmons’ UK disputes chief

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan has recruited Simmons & Simmons’ UK head of dispute resolution, in the US firm’s first lateral hire of 2021. Paul Baker joins Quinn’s London office, bringing expertise in financial disputes and investigations. Other leadership roles have seen Baker lead Simmons’ London contentious asset group and reputation management practice. Prior to […]

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