Which employment issues are set to feature on lawyers' New Year's resolutions lists? As 2014 approaches, Eversheds highlights key developments that HR professionals and employment lawyers should be aware of, covering subjects such as TUPE, sickness absence controls, flexi-working and discrimination.
Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 04 December 2013 | Practice Area: Regulation and Enforcement
Following the release of further details on plans to overhaul parents' rights to take time off work after the birth of a child, Eversheds looks at the key points in the Government's response to a recent consultation, which offer much-needed clarity on how the new rights will operate in practice.
Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 02 December 2013 | Practice Area: Regulation and Enforcement
The launch of the .clothing generic Top Level Domain (gTLD) is just one numerous retail-related gTLDs set to be rolled out over the next two years as the internet undergoes massive expansion. In this briefing, Eversheds looks at what steps retailers need to take to protect their brands online.
Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 27 November 2013 | Practice Area: Domain names
A paper has been produced by Public Health England, aimed at those working in or representing local authorities, which focuses on limiting the growth of fast food outlets, particularly those located near schools. Eversheds takes a closer look at the key points of the report and its recommendations.
Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 25 November 2013 | Practice Area: Local Authorities
The launch of the new Generic Top Level Domains is set to transform the domain name space with the introduction of new generic domain extensions to rival the traditional .sch and .ac. This Eversheds briefing looks at the Trademark Clearinghouse, which aims to address concerns around cyber-squatting.
Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 22 November 2013 | Practice Area: Domain names
The Government has now responded fully to the 290 recommendations made earlier this year by the Francis Inquiry into the Mid Staffordshire NHS Trust scandal, which highlighted a need for a more open culture in the NHS. In this briefing, Eversheds looks at the major steps to be taken by Government.
Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 20 November 2013 | Practice Area: Health Care
1 August 2013 was a landmark day for the Chinese competition regime. Not only did it mark the fifth anniversary of China’s Anti-Monopoly Law, it also saw, after three years, a final decision passed in the first-ever case concerning a vertical price fixing agreement, as Eversheds reports.
Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 13 November 2013 | Practice Area: Agency, Distribution and Franchising
The degree of diversification that a portfolio or firm should achieve has become a key strategic issue facing corporate management teams. This article, by Hammerson's head of strategic analysis Simon Betty, sums up the arguments for and against diversification for institutional property owners.
Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 07 November 2013 | Practice Area: Property Finance
The Court of Appeal recently handed down a judgment stressing the importance of meaningful engagement in alternative dispute resolution (ADR) proposals. Silence in the face of an invitation to participate in ADR could result in significant cost consequences, as Eversheds explains.
Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 05 November 2013 | Practice Area: Alternative Dispute Resolution
The Court of Appeal recently reviewed the question of control in the context of establishing employment status, confirming that the absence of actual day-to-day control should not be the determinative factor against employment status and that a broader review is required, as Eversheds reports.
Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 01 November 2013 | Practice Area: Contract of Employment and Statutory rights
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