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Monitoring staff in the workplace: Is it legal?

By Philip Pepper Following the news that retail giant, H&M, was fined £32.1million for illegally monitoring its employees in Germany, questions have arisen regarding what is acceptable in terms of surveillance in the workplace. With many people now working from home, and those in the workplace having to follow COVID-19 guidelines, keeping on top of what […]

Legal collaboration in the age of COVID-19

The legal field is undergoing a shock to the system because of COVID-19 and the quarantine orders that have come with it. This unprecedented situation has lawyers pivoting to conducting virtual meetings, hearings, and even court appearances. Federal and state courts have closed and sent employees home to work, creating delays and backlogs that will continue even after […]

The skills that matter when it comes to remote working in the legal sector

By Jack Binns M.A. Businesses of all kinds have been shaken up over the course of 2020, and those in the legal sector are no exception. As things stand the future is far from clear but whatever happens going forward, it’s looking like remote work is here to stay for most. Working remotely, or telecommuting […]

Combating both a No-deal Brexit and coronavirus restrictions – How to keep ahead

By Nick McEwen UK Businesses are well aware that they are facing the double challenge of Brexit and coronavirus whilst standing on the shifting sands of the ever-changing government stances relating to the twin perils with the consequential effect on their ability to do business. Agility is the key to survival when even sound contingency […]

Impact on the management of tax and social security obligations

By Tiago Marreiros Moreira, João Riscado Rapoula Are there any transitional social security measures to mitigate the impact of COVID-19? Regarding social security contributions to maintain jobs due to the impact of the COVID-19, the following measures were announced: Reduction of 1/3 of social security contributions due in March, April and May 2020; Payment of […]

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When I retire I’d like to take a non-exec role. How should I go about it?

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Shoosmiths wins big at awards recognising women in credit industry

Shoosmiths won employer of the year at the coveted Women in Credit Awards, in London, while Karen Savage, national commercial recoveries services group partner, snapped up the business leader of the year award. The judging panel included leading women Anne Boden, CEO for Starling Bank, Metro Bank director (credit risk and analytics) Doriana Iovina, Finance […]

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