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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

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How to avoid kissing an injunction goodbye

The current kiss and tell cases of the celebrities whose names no-one is allowed to mention has put injunctions right back in the spotlight. But what do employers need to know about injunctions?

Article by: Natasha Adom | Published: 11 May 2016

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BREXIT: potential employment law implications

For the first time in a generation there is a real possibility of the UK leaving the EU. With this in mind we consider the possible effect on employers in some key areas and a few "what if" scenarios.

Article by: | Published: 22 April 2016

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Shake up of the civil courts structure review

A proposed fundamental shake-up of the civil courts structure in England & Wales while welcome in its overall intention should draw a distinction between commercial and workplace disputes, says the Employment Lawyers Association (ELA).

Article by: | Published: 4 March 2016

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Employee misconduct: How to protect the business

Any business faced with potentially serious employee misconduct, particularly by someone senior, will face some difficult choices and risks. What are the implications of getting a misconduct dismissal wrong.

Article by: | Published: 11 November 2015