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Browse our law brief articles and blogs, aimed at addressing the practical implications of the latest legal developments affecting you and your organisation.

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The Gender Pay Gap in Small Charities

Monday, 25 October 2021

Large employers, including charities, with 250 or more employees are required to publish an annual gender pay gap report. The gender pay gap is a measure of the difference between the average earnings of men and women.

The Gender Pay Gap in Small Charities

Articles & Blogs Immigration

Requests for Employee Data From the Home Office - Are They Lawful?

Friday, 22 October 2021

The Data Protection Act 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) introduced far reaching changes to the way organisations need to think about how they handle personal data.

Requests for Employee Data From the Home Office - Are They Lawful?

Articles & Blogs Employment

Employment Status Called Into Question Again with Potential Claim Against Amazon

Friday, 22 October 2021

Amazon may have to pay millions in compensation in response to a potential claim being brought against them by third party delivery drivers, arguing for the same rights as employees.

Employment Status Called Into Question Again with Potential Claim Against Amazon

Articles & Blogs Employment

A Rare Successful Appeal in Relation to Menopause Disability and Sex Discrimination Claims

Friday, 22 October 2021

In a recent judgment from the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT), it was decided that the Employment Tribunal (ET) were wrong to hold that an employee suffering from menopausal systems was not disabled under the Equality Act 2010.

A Rare Successful Appeal in Relation to Menopause Disability and Sex Discrimination Claims

Articles & Blogs Employment

Is Uber's Facial Recognition Software Discriminatory?

Friday, 15 October 2021

Uber's facial recognition software for drivers is discriminatory - or that is what three workers are currently alleging.

Is Uber's Facial Recognition Software Discriminatory?

Articles & Blogs Employment

Increasing Employee Turnover In 2022

Friday, 15 October 2021

With recent research showing that staff turnover rates are continuing to rise, should employers be concerned about the retention of their staff moving forward?

Increasing Employee Turnover In 2022

Articles & Blogs Employment

Do You Need to Consult the Workforce When A Company Goes Into Liquidation?

Friday, 15 October 2021

Employers remain bound by their duties to consult the workforce when going into liquidation or administration. The case discussed below looks at when the 'special circumstances' exemption might apply.

Do You Need to Consult the Workforce When A Company Goes Into Liquidation?

Articles & Blogs Real Estate

Commercial Leases - What are Authorised Guarantee Agreements?

Thursday, 14 October 2021

When owning commercial property, understanding where you and your new and previous tenants stand is incredibly important. We take an in-depth look into Authorised Guarantee Agreements.

Commercial Leases - What are Authorised Guarantee Agreements?

Articles & Blogs Pharma & Life Sciences

Vaccine Programme "One of the Most Effective Initiatives" Ever, Says Parliament Report

Wednesday, 13 October 2021

The COVID-19 vaccination programme and the way the UK Government supported the vaccine development, was "one of the most effective initiatives in history".

Vaccine Programme

Articles & Blogs Pharma & Life Sciences

Double Boost for Stevenage Growth as Cell and Gene Therapy Hub

Wednesday, 13 October 2021

Stevenage has had a double boost for its growing reputation as a leading global cell and gene therapy hub.

Double Boost for Stevenage Growth as Cell and Gene Therapy Hub

Articles & Blogs Pharma & Life Sciences

MHRA Announce Work Programme on Software and AI as a Medical Device

Wednesday, 13 October 2021

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has announced a new work programme to provide a regulatory framework for software and AI medical devices.

MHRA Announce Work Programme on Software and AI as a Medical Device

Articles & Blogs Information Law

UK GDPR – Five Current Issues Business Leaders Should Be Aware Of

Tuesday, 12 October 2021

We’ve been living with the requirements of the UK General Data Protection Regulation for over three years. Vicki Bowles, a partner and barrister at national law firm VWV, looks at five issues for business now that we’re operating with the UK regime.

UK GDPR – Five Current Issues Business Leaders Should Be Aware Of

Articles & Blogs Healthcare

Government Guidance on the Requirement for Care Home Workers to be Fully Vaccinated

Monday, 11 October 2021

The Department of Health & Social Care (DHS) has published some Operational guidance to help support the requirement to be double-vaccinated against COVID-19 when entering a care home (unless exempt), effective from 11 November 2021.

Government Guidance on the Requirement for Care Home Workers to be Fully Vaccinated

Articles & Blogs Employment

Unpaid Leave for Unpaid Carers - What Does the Government Propose?

Friday, 08 October 2021

Five million people in the UK provide unpaid care, almost half of whom are also in work. It is likely that, given the UK's ageing population, the number of people providing unpaid care will increase.

Unpaid Leave for Unpaid Carers - What Does the Government Propose?

Articles & Blogs Employment

Can Charities Justify Treating Individuals Differently on the Grounds of Particular Protected Characteristics?

Friday, 08 October 2021

In a recent case, a charity's recruitment policy, which required applicants to refrain from 'homosexual behaviour', was ruled as discriminatory - but when can charities justify treating individuals differently?

Can Charities Justify Treating Individuals Differently on the Grounds of Particular Protected Characteristics?