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Relationships at work - navigating the emotional and legal minefields

We spend the majority of our time at work, and many meet future partners there. But can and should office relationships be allowed, or does the home connection lead to domestic issues pervading the working environment? Shoosmiths discusses the legal implications and the actions employers can take.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 02 September 2014 | Practice Area: Regulation and Enforcement

Engaging casual workers? Be aware of their employment rights

You’ve been slogging away, working all hours to meet your deadlines and need help, so you take someone on - but potential bear traps await. Unanticipated legal consequences may arise if an individual is considered an employee or a 'worker', as this briefing explains.

Law Firm: Excello Law | Published: 01 September 2014 | Practice Area: Contract of Employment and Statutory rights

Qualifying partnerships: the Guernsey solution

In a move believed to be the first of its kind, Carey Olsen has helped a client to form a Guernsey LLP to act as general partner of a UK limited partnership for the purpose of ensuring that the UK limited partnership was not subject to the UK Partnership Accounts Regulations 2008.

Law Firm: Carey Olsen | Published: 01 September 2014 | Practice Area: Partnerships and LLPs

Choosing the law of your arbitration agreement - it matters (just ask Hong Kong and London)

New rules and model clauses released by the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre and the London Court of International Arbitration have highlighted the importance of choosing the law governing the arbitration agreement itself, as this Baker & McKenzie briefing explains.

Law Firm: Baker & McKenzie | Published: 01 September 2014 | Practice Area: Arbitration

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Court upholds contract terms - a bad bargain, however clearly drafted, will remain a bad bargain

The recent case of Fujitsu Services v IBM UK is about one party’s efforts to defeat a clearly worded exclusion clause. It highlights the courts’ willingness to implement a clearly drafted contract, even if it underlines the bad bargain one party has potentially entered into, as Eversheds reports...view abstract

Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 29 August 2014 | Practice Area: Litigation

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How to deal with employees lying about their qualifications

Last October, barrister Dennis O'Riordan was dismissed from his top City law firm and barred from practice after falsely claiming he had degrees from Harvard and Oxford. Shoosmiths looks at the issue of CV fraud and how employers can guard against being misled over qualifications and experience.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 28 August 2014 | Practice Area: Regulation and Enforcement

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Going global? Key considerations for regulatory compliance

Business is now regularly done on an international stage, and a key trend is the drive to explore opportunities for growth on foreign shores through export and outsourcing. The risks in 'going global' must be carefully managed, but where do they lie? This Pinsents briefing looks at the key areas.

Law Firm: Pinsent Masons | Published: 27 August 2014 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance

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Equality Act 2010 - ten top tips to avoid discrimination claims

The Equality Act 2010 places greater responsibility upon employers, and to avoid any claims, it's important to make sure you comply fully. Companies are well-advised to review their policies and procedures as a matter of urgency - in this briefing, Excello Law sets out ten top tips for employers.

Law Firm: Excello Law | Published: 21 August 2014 | Practice Area: Equal Treatment

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Obligatory corporate social responsibility reporting: coming soon to a country regulating you

Disclosure of environmental, human rights and social risks is moving from the glossy pages of voluntary reports into the hard-nosed realm of mandatory legal requirements. Bakers looks at developments in the EU, India and China which illustrate a growing trend toward compelling greater transparency.

Law Firm: Baker & McKenzie | Published: 21 August 2014 | Practice Area: Corporate Governance

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How to draft disciplinary outcome letters - 10 top tips

The letter sent to an employee following a disciplinary process is often the most important document that an employer will rely upon in defending any subsequent employment tribunal claim. In this briefing, Shoosmiths suggests 10 top tips for drafting disciplinary outcome letters.

Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 20 August 2014 | Practice Area: Tribunals

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