Employment tribunals – managing the collateral damage

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

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Green Paper, Green Pastures – Towards a brave new governance world

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

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Senior managers and certification regime: D-day has arrived

Robbie Sinclair

After years of deliberation and preparation, the new Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority senior managers and certification regime comes into force today. Many firms will see this date as marking the end of what has been a long consultation and implementation process, but 7 March 2016 is just the start. The regulators have passed Read More

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Modern Slavery Act 2015 – HR implications

Hannah Gormley

You could be forgiven for thinking that the Modern Slavery Act 2015 is not a topic appropriate for the HR agenda. After all, how is trafficking and slavery relevant to the workplace in the UK? As unlikely as it sounds, modern slavery is the business of UK businesses says the Government, as there are steps Read More

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Whilst investigating a claim, who’s protecting whose interests?

Joanna Pennick

During an employer’s investigation into serious matters, such as fraud, or regulatory investigations, it often becomes clear that the company’s interests are not aligned with those of its employees. If those employees are alleged to have taken part in the wrong-doing, should the company be protecting its interests (often at the expense of its employees), Read More

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Arriving in March 2016 – The new Senior Managers and Certification Regime

Sarah Hitchins

After months of speculation within the industry, HM Treasury has confirmed that the new Senior Managers and Certification Regime will come into force on 7 March 2016. Most firms will be breathing a sigh of relief at this news as they now have considerably more time to implement the new regime. However, any relief may Read More

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Banking pay reform: what’s coming up?

Felicity Gemson

Pay regulation was a recurrent theme in last week’s headlines. The Government announced that it is dropping its legal challenge to CRD IV bonus cap rules, confirming what most firms had expected – that the bonus cap is a reality. The Government’s chances of success before the ECJ had plummeted after the Advocate General resoundingly dismissed Read More

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