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Coronavirus Portugal: Simplified lay-off

The simplified lay-off is an exceptional and temporary measure aimed at maintaining jobs in companies in a business crisis, which may choose between reducing normal working periods and/or suspending employment contracts.

Possibilities for a better London

This year the Silicon Valley comes to the UK (SVC2UK) Summit was held virtually and included a discussion on “London: a ‘Good Growth’ Recovery” between Natalie Campbell, the recently appointed CEO of Belu Water (the social enterprise company which fulfils the water requirements of the UK’s catering sector, giving most of its profits to WaterAid) and Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London.

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How interim injunctive relief can assist both individuals and businesses when locked in a dispute with their energy provider. 1. Energy suppliers may obtain a warrant from the Magistrates Court to enter a property and disconnect the gas supply. Such an application is made pursuant to Section 2 (1) of the Rights of Entry (Gas and […]

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Shearman in global overhaul of how firm assesses its staff

Shearman & Sterling is in the process of changing the way it assess its staff, as an increasing number of firms steer away from the traditional annual performance review and towards real-time feedback. The US firm is overhauling its performance management systems and rolling out a new career development approach for staff globally. The new […]

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