Before 2014 is consigned to history and 2015 presents a new set of employment law challenges, it is timely to reflect on the year's significant cases. In this briefing, Eversheds identifies 12 cases which developed the law and potentially changed HR policies and practices.
Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 18 December 2014 | Practice Area: Regulation and Enforcement
The Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013, which came into force this June, give consumers a wealth of new rights, most notably affecting online purchases. As online retail continues to grow, it is vital that retailers are aware of their obligations under the new regulations, as Eversheds explains.
Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 10 December 2014 | Practice Area: Sale and Supply of Goods and Services
This Eversheds briefing looks at the hot employment law topics trending across more than one European country next year, with a particular focus on whistleblowing and stress. Countries covered include Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Switzerland, Poland and the UK.
Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 03 December 2014 | Practice Area: Regulation and Enforcement
The implementation of Section 56 of the Data Protection Act will make it a criminal offence to require an individual to submit a subject access request to specific third parties, in order for that person to obtain protected personal data of the individual that they would otherwise have no access to.
Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 01 December 2014 | Practice Area: Regulators and Enforcement
A client involved in a dispute will often request that a financial institution locate, preserve and provide access to its files, where those documents relate to a mandate or transaction undertaken on the client's behalf. Eversheds looks at the legal position and offers advice on minimising risk.
Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 20 November 2014 | Practice Area: Retail Banking
Almost a decade to the day after the rejection by voters of a regional assembly for the North East, the announcement has been made of a historic agreement that could lead to the devolution of significant powers to the Manchester city region, as this Eversheds briefing explains.
Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 11 November 2014 | Practice Area: Local Authorities
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has confirmed it will open an in-depth market investigation into the markets for SME retail banking and the supply of personal current accounts. This Eversheds briefing summarises the key concerns and what form the investigation is likely to take.
Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 06 November 2014 | Practice Area: Competition Regulators and enforcement
How does the standard EPC (Engineering, Procurement, Construction) approach compare to ‘knock for knock’, and what matters should be borne in mind when drawing up indemnities? This Eversheds briefing considers the position under English law, often used on major international construction projects...view abstract
Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 04 November 2014 | Practice Area: Statutory Duty and Liability
The long-awaited UCITS V Directive came into force this September, and member states have until 18 March 2016 to transpose the new rules into national law. The three areas it covers are depositary function, remuneration and sanctions - Eversheds looks at each area and its practical implications.
Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 31 October 2014 | Practice Area: Regulation and Compliance
As 2014 draws to a close, what are the key pensions issues to be aware of in the coming months? This Eversheds briefing sets out 10 key issues that UK pension plans and plan sponsors need to be aware of and, where appropriate, address in the coming months.
Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 29 October 2014 | Practice Area: Equal Treatment
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