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Holiday pay: another piece of the puzzle

Recent months have seen much controversy and confusion around the correct calculation of holiday pay, and until now, no court ruling has definitively addressed how precisely employers should calculate normal remuneration. However, this has now been answered, as this Macfarlanes briefing explains.

Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 30 March 2015 | Practice Area: Contract of Employment and Statutory rights

Survey: are regulatory investigations a drain?

This survey, which is aimed at in-house lawyers, focuses on the challenges presented by regulatory investigations. Subjects covered include the spread of cases from one jurisdiction to another, the difficulties of getting data for investigations, and how technology can be used to manage risk.

Law Firm: Legal Week Intelligence | Published: 27 March 2015 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance

Earning commission while on holiday: answered and unanswered questions

Lock v British Gas Trading returned to the Employment Tribunal in February to consider whether UK legislation can be interpreted in line with the CJEU decision and, if so, how much holiday pay Mr Lock was entitled to. This week, the Tribunal delivered its partial decision, as this briefing explains.

Law Firm: Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co | Published: 27 March 2015 | Practice Area: Contract of Employment and Statutory rights

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Effective cyber-security: eight questions for you and your team

Cybersecurity has become a top-tier risk for US and multinational organisations. It is only a matter of time before a determined hacker will penetrate your organisation’s system and successfully exfiltrate some data. This DLA briefing sets out the key questions to ask to ensure you are prepared.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 27 March 2015 | Practice Area: Security

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Social media sackings: what employers can learn from recent case law

Employers can find it difficult to deal with employees' use of social media, and such challenges are only likely to get harder to tackle. In this briefing, Shoosmith looks at the lessons to be learned from recent cases in which employees have been dismissed for social media-related conduct.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 27 March 2015 | Practice Area: Contract of Employment and Statutory rights

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Significant changes to UK company law confirmed

The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill, published in June 2013, has now received Royal Assent. The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 materially reforms UK company law - this Macfarlanes briefing looks at the key changes to consider now.

Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 27 March 2015 | Practice Area: Company Administration

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Pension reforms: are you ready?

The regime covering workplace pensions will be transformed this April, the culmination of sweeping reforms to DC pensions aimed at providing savers with flexible access to their pension savings and changes to the DC governance and charges regime. This article summarises the key changes.

Law Firm: Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co | Published: 26 March 2015 | Practice Area: Regulation and Enforcement

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E-cigarettes in the workplace: tribunal decision shows employers must take action

A recent employment tribunal decision has highlighted how important it is for employers to include the use of e-cigarettes in their smoking policy. In this briefing, Shoosmiths sets out some recommended actions for employers to deal with the use of e-cigarettes in the workplace.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 26 March 2015 | Practice Area: Contract of Employment and Statutory rights

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The Modern Slavery Bill: what businesses must do now

The UK Government’s Modern Slavery Bill is intended to "stamp out modern slavery". Modern slavery is considered to be a complex crime, encompassing human trafficking, slavery, forced labour and domestic servitude. This briefing looks at what the Bill will do and what companies must do in response.

Law Firm: Macfarlanes | Published: 25 March 2015 | Practice Area: Regulation and Enforcement

The lawyers and law firms of the future: a guide to the new legal landscape

The legal services market is now several years into a period of fundamental change, but the true impact is only now starting to be felt. This report sets out a vision of what the landscape for lawyers and law firms will look like in future, to help you prepare for work and life in this new world.

Law Firm: Lawyers On Demand | Published: 25 March 2015 | Practice Area: Career development

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