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Tribunal reform – handle with care

Employment Tribunals’ unique place in the judicial system must be protected and reflected under any wider Government plans for justice modernisation and reform. So says the Employment Lawyers Association (ELA) in response to “radical” and “transformational” proposals for change throughout the justice system in the next five years.

Article by: Richard Fox and Joanne Owers | Published: 25 January 2017

Employment law shake-ups for 2017

Changes to employment legislation will have a significant impact on businesses in 2017, one of the region’s leading employment lawyers has warned. From Sally Morris, a Partner at mfg Solicitors.

Article by: Sally Morris | Published: 13 January 2017

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Flexible or Flimsy? Employment Rights and the Gig Economy

The TUC’s recent report Living on the Edge paints a gloomy picture of a marginalised workforce at risk of missing out on legal protection. From Michael Ryley is a partner in the Employment, Pensions and Immigration Group at Weightmans.

Article by: Michael Ryley | Published: 11 January 2017

New year, new employment law – ten things to look out

Assess employment needs pending Brexit whilst no employment law changes are envisaged in the short-term as a result of the EU Referendum decision, the impact Brexit may have on the movement of workers and skills/staffing needs is of immediate concern to many employers and employees. Guide provided by Eversheds LLP.

Article by: Eversheds LLP | Published: 3 January 2017

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What the Immigration Act means for UK business

The widely-anticipated Immigration Bill has now reached Royal Assent, signalling a further legislative crack-down on the employment of illegal workers in UK industry. Article from Beverley Smith, employment and business immigration specialist at law firm Shakespeare Martineau.

Article by: | Published: 20 May 2016

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What businesses can learn from Jonas Gutierrez

Elite footballers rarely bring claims in the employment tribunal. Whether or not there is an appeal, Jonas Gutierrez’s successful claim against Newcastle United should prompt employers to re-evaluate their approach to disability in the workplace.

Article by: | Published: 17 May 2016