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19 03, 2020

COVID-19 (coronavirus) guidance for employers – a Q&A

By |2020-03-19T09:05:59+00:00March 19th, 2020|Employment, Services|

The Government has promised help specifically to preserve jobs, and has urged employers not to rush into decisions. Nonetheless employers will be feeling the pressure to act quickly. This Q&A deals with the law as it stands but we are expecting changes to be announced soon. This Q&A is a guideline and does not constitute legal advice. The guidance provided [...]

10 03, 2020

How employers should deal with COVID-19 (coronavirus)

By |2020-03-10T12:47:11+00:00March 10th, 2020|Employment, Services|

The coronavirus outbreak has raised multiple employment law questions regarding the health &  safety of employees in the workplace, flexible working arrangements, managing absences and handling the outbreak in a way that does not give rise to discrimination issues. We have set out below some steps that employers should consider taking in relation to protecting their staff and visitors from [...]

18 12, 2018

Teacher Stern advises shareholders of Blue Latitude Health on a sale

By |2018-12-18T10:10:53+00:00December 18th, 2018|Corporate, Employment|

Teacher Stern LLP has advised on the sale of the entire share capital of Blue Latitude Network Limited (trading as Blue Latitude Health), a healthcare marketing consultancy communications company, to Fishawack Creative Limited, a global medical communications and medical marketing organisation. The transaction included the sale of the US subsidiary, Blue Latitude Inc. to Fishawack Midco US Holdings LLC, complex [...]

30 10, 2018

Budget 2018: Key points

By |2019-09-23T11:33:29+01:00October 30th, 2018|Corporate, Employment, Real Estate, Services, Tax|

There was more content to the Chancellor’s Budget than was expected.  Here are some of the most note-worthy announcements. Property As previously announced, with effect from April 2019, all non-residents who realise a gain on the sale of UK land, whether commercial or residential, will be subject to tax in the UK.  They will also be subject to tax on [...]

7 09, 2018

Sleeping On The Job

By |2019-09-23T11:33:30+01:00September 7th, 2018|Employment, Human Resources & Recruitment|

The Court of Appeal has held that care workers who sleep-in, are not entitled to the national minimum wage under the National Minimum Wage Act 2015 (NMWR 2015) for the time during which they are asleep. This is very good news for the care home sector who would have then been facing claims of several hundreds of millions of pounds in [...]

15 01, 2018

Brexit Legal Update – European Nationals Living in the UK: Latest Government Guidance

By |2019-09-23T11:33:30+01:00January 15th, 2018|Employment, Human Resources & Recruitment, Immigration|

In December, after months of negotiation, the UK government reached an agreement in principle with the EU across three areas including on the rights of EU citizens living in the UK. The Home Office together with the Department of Exiting the EU have published guidance accordingly. This guidance is not yet law and remains subject to change as negotiations continue. However, it [...]

11 07, 2017

Employment Case Law Update: Defining “public interest” in whistleblowing claims

By |2019-09-23T11:33:31+01:00July 11th, 2017|Employment, Human Resources & Recruitment, Recent Transactions|

The Court of Appeal’s judgment in Chesterton Global Limited & Another v Mohamed Nurmohamed was handed down late yesterday. This is an immensely important judgment in the field of employment law and whistleblowing, in that it defines what the public interest is for the purposes of whistleblowing claims. Public Concern at Work (PcAW) intervened in the Court Appeal proceedings, reinforcing [...]

30 05, 2017

Managing Sickness Absence Seminar and Q&A

By |2017-05-30T10:11:29+01:00May 30th, 2017|Employment, Human Resources & Recruitment|

In this seminar we will cover how to deal with the difficult issues associated with sickness absence, disability and reasonable adjustments and how to minimise the risk of Employment Tribunal claims. Following the seminar there will be a Question and Answer session on Employment Law, HR, Immigration, Pay and Reward Issues. Refreshments will be provided. When: Tuesday 27 June 2017, 5:30pm - 7:00pm Where: [...]

22 02, 2017

Immigration Update: Supreme Court Upholds Minimum Income Requirement for Partners of British Citizens

By |2019-09-23T11:33:32+01:00February 22nd, 2017|Employment, Immigration|

The Supreme Court has today unanimously ruled that the Home Office’s requirement that a UK citizen must have a minimum annual salary of £18,600 to be able to sponsor their non-EEA national partner’s application to join them in the UK is lawful. This judgment was the result of an appeal by four affected couples who claimed the ‘Minimum Income Requirement’ (MIR) was [...]

15 02, 2017

Employment Update: ‘My train is cancelled … again’

By |2019-09-23T11:33:32+01:00February 15th, 2017|Employment, Human Resources & Recruitment, Transport|

Politics aside, perhaps the biggest talking point for Londoners in 2016 was travel disruption. From the ongoing Southern Rail delays to multiple tube strikes, simply getting into work became increasingly problematic for many people. So what should employers do when their staff are late for work or cannot get in at all? The key is to distinguish between: ‘one-off’ absences [...]

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