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Brian Moss

Why you will need legal advice on employing migrants post-Brexit

21 August 2017

On 26 June 2017, Theresa May outlined her proposal on the rights of EU citizens currently living in the UK, after Brexit. The position paper relating to this proposal opens with several high level policy statements, including that: “The UK is one of the most tolerant and welcoming places in the world and will remain that way. EU citizens who came to the UK before the EU Referendum, and before the formal Article 50 process for exiting the EU was triggered, came on the basis that they would be able to settle permanently, if they were able to build a life here. We recognise the need to honour that expectation.” Read More


John Kelly

Encore! The Gig Economy

25 July 2017

In November of last year, I shared my thoughts on the UK’s “gig economy”. That article was largely in light of the “Uber decision”, in which an English employment tribunal decided that Uber have to grant basic employment rights to their supposed “self-employed contractor” drivers. The case demonstrated the very real possibility that “self-employed contractors” in the new gig economy may well qualify as “workers” within the meaning of the relevant legislation. Read More


Maxine Orr

Carrying over holiday entitlement?

11 July 2017

At this time of year, employers will be dealing with annual leave requests and managing the workforce during the vacation period; this is never an easy task given the complex legal maze that the Working Time Regulations has created. Read More


Katie Buchanan

Can your employer refuse your choice of union rep?

27 June 2017

In the case of Gnahoua v Abellio London Ltd 2303661/2015, a Tribunal awarded nominal compensation of £2 to a bus driver after his employer refused to allow the employee’s chosen companion to accompany him to a disciplinary appeal hearing. Read More


Maxine Orr

Giving notice by post – what is the date of dismissal?

23 June 2017

The date of dismissal of an employee can be very important as it can have repercussions in relation to contractual rights and the date at which Tribunal proceedings need to be lodged. A recent case considered by the Court of Appeal has stated that a notice of termination takes effect when the employee has personally taken delivery of the letter containing the notice. Read More


Graham Pierce

RICS introduces mandatory conflict of interest requirements

13 June 2017

The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors has introduced new mandatory conflicts of interest requirements for agents involved in UK commercial property investments which will take effect from 1 January 2018. Amongst other things, the new rules will bring to an end the practice of “double-dipping” and have been introduced to address these and other risks identified during the recent Global Conflicts of Interest Consultation. Read More


Maxine Orr

Is the wearing of political, philosophical or religious signs direct discrimination under EU law?

12 June 2017

The Court of Justice of the European Union issued a decision in March of this year in the case of Samira Achbita, a Muslim, who was employed as a receptionist by G4S in Belguim. At the time of her recruitment there was an unwritten rule within the company that prohibited employees from wearing visible signs of their political, philosophical or religious beliefs in the workplace. Read More


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