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01 March 2017 David Palmer
In my blog last month I predicted that 2017 would be the Year of the Worker. February did not let us down, with the Court of Appeal giving its judgment in Pimlico Plumbers & Ors v Smith. This judgment, and a number of other events in February, kept the issue of working status in the › Read More
14 February 2017 David Merlin-Jones
St Valentine’s Day: time to shower other halves with flowers, chocolates and other tokens of affection… all well and good after work is finished, but what about those with significant others sitting right next to them in the office? Personal relationships between employees do happen and, increasingly, employers have personal relationship policies in place to › Read More
09 January 2017 David Merlin-Jones
In this blog, the third in a series regarding regulatory investigations and employment challenges, we discuss the need to manage the wider impact of an employment case that has gone all the way to a tribunal hearing and grabble with the consequences of these proceedings being open to the public. Employment tribunals can be a › Read More
30 November 2016 Sarah Henchoz
Big and bold. Those were the words that sprung to my mind when reading the Government’s ideas for ramping up corporate governance, unveiled in its Green Paper yesterday. The way ahead is wide open and consultation will determine where we end up, but there is no doubt that some have the potential to radically reshape › Read More
10 November 2016 David Merlin-Jones
In this blog, the second in a series regarding regulatory investigations and employment challenges, we discuss legal privilege (as a reminder, this protects all communications between a legal adviser and their client, and prevents their disclosure without the client’s permission). › Read More