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2017 Employment Developments

Sheila Fahy

Normally, we like to predict the employment horizon for the coming year but after 2016, it seems foolhardy to do so. That said, our theme for 2017 is metamorphosis, although nobody knows what the transformation will look like. We do know though that the future is uncertain both from a domestic, EU and global perspective, Read More

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Equal pay – this time it’s private

David Palmer

Last week the much anticipated employment tribunal judgment arrived in the Asda equal pay litigation (Brierley and others v Asda Stores Limited). Read More

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Regulatory investigations and employment challenges

Louise Skinner

Conflicting priorities In this blog, the first of a series regarding regulatory investigations and employment challenges, I discuss the need to balance competing priorities – how can firms meet global regulators’ expectations in terms of assertively addressing employee misconduct while also following the very employee-friendly, process-driven, employment law framework. Employee conduct will be at the Read More

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2016 – an exceptional year for women

Louise Skinner

2016 is the year that keeps on giving. For decades it has seemed acceptable for women to be absent from the boardroom and from within the ranks of senior management; and the gender pay gap was merely one of the vicissitudes of life. But now it seems that not a week goes by without new Read More

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Dutch works councils get stronger rights of approval on pensions changes

Frank Doornik

Dutch works councils will shortly gain a new right of approval in relation to the adoption, cancellation or amendment of arrangements relating to a pension agreement – a potentially significant new power to block changes to a pension scheme, regardless of how it is structured (for example, with a pension fund, an insurer or a Read More

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Employment Tribunal Updates

Rhiannon Bail

Although Employment Tribunals have had a bit of a makeover in recent years, particularly with the introduction of fees and Acas early conciliation, there have still been calls for more radical reform. Whilst the changes to date are seen to have caused a downward trend in the number of claims Read More

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Second half of 2016 − Employment Developments

Sheila Fahy

If the first half of 2016 looked relatively calm in terms of employment developments, the second half can only be described as uncertain. Strategic decisions are being parked by both Government and businesses until the outcome of the EU Referendum is known. Once decided, employers will be in a better position to plan for the Read More

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