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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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Reforming Intermediaries Legislation - do you want a say?

Friday, 10 June 2016

The government has published a consultation paper on its proposals to reform intermediaries legislation (the IR35) to improve its effectiveness in the public sector.


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Acas Kicks-Off with Guidance on Preparing for the Euros

Friday, 10 June 2016

Acas has published guidance to help employers prepare for potential disputes during Euro 2016.


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Immigration - is there any leeway when a Tier 2 migrant falls just short of the appropriate salary?

Friday, 10 June 2016

In Secretary of State for the Home Department v KG (India), the Court of Appeal held that there is no leeway and that the application of the de minimis principle "was inapt or misplaced".


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Can an employer prohibit a female, Muslim employee from wearing a headscarf at work?

Friday, 10 June 2016

In Archbita v G4S Solutions, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) Advocate General (the AG) found that a ban on religious clothing was notdirectly discriminatory under European law where it stemmed from a general policy of neutrality.


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BIS to Launch Consultation on Extension of Shared Parental Leave Rights to Grandparents

Friday, 03 June 2016

The Department of Business Innovation and Skills (BIS), will shortly be publishing a consultation regarding the extension of shared parental leave rights to grandparents and in respect of the simplification of the current shared parental leave system.


Academies & MATs Articles & Blogs Employment

Employment Tribunal retains Jurisdiction to Consider the Continuation of a Restricted Reporting Order

Friday, 03 June 2016

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has confirmed that an Employment Tribunal can consider whether a restricted reporting order (RRO) can be varied or revoked even after a claim has been withdrawn.


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Expectation to Work Late Constitutes Provision, Criterion or Practice for Discrimination Purposes

Friday, 03 June 2016

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has confirmed that an expectation on an employee to work long hours was a provision, criteria or practice for discrimination purposes.


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The General Data Protection Regulations - What Guidance to Expect and When

Friday, 03 June 2016

The Information Commissioners Office has published details of guidance on the General Data Protection Regulation expected over the coming years, including details of when the guidance will be available.


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Immigration Bill Receives Royal Assent

Friday, 27 May 2016

On 12 May 2016, the Immigration Bill received Royal Assent and became the Immigration Act 2016.


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High Court Finds "High Degree of Subterfuge" and Orders Destruction of Confidential Information

Friday, 27 May 2016

In Arthur J Gallagher Services (UK) Ltd and Ors v Alexandre Skriptchenko and Ors, the High Court made an order for the destruction of confidential information belonging to a former employer.


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Should reimbursement of employment expenses between connected companies be subject to VAT?

Friday, 27 May 2016

The First Tier Tax Tribunal has recently determined that recharging expenses between connected companies was a genuine disbursement and therefore not subject to VAT.


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Stand by me? Teacher who Stood by Sex-Offender Husband Succeeds in Indirect Religious Discrimination Claim

Friday, 27 May 2016

Pendleton v Derbyshire County Council and the Governing Body of Glebe Junior School,


Articles & Blogs Employment

Court of Appeal Upholds Decision that Afghan Nationals Working Abroad not able to Bring UK Discrimination Claim

Friday, 20 May 2016

R (Hottak and another) v The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and another