An employee or witness who is fearful of giving evidence as part of a disciplinary process can cause difficulties for an employer. In this briefing, Shoosmiths looks at the issues you should consider when dealing with such an individual and offers some practical steps to consider.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 15 September 2014 | Practice Area: Tribunals
A recent survey by webexpenses has revealed that as many as one in four employees has made a false expenses claim from their employer. In this briefing, Shoosmiths looks at how employers can manage their expenses procedures to limit such abuse from taking place.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 12 September 2014 | Practice Area: Regulation and Enforcement
After an investigation sparked by complaints from rival espresso coffee capsule manufacturers, the French Competition Authority has accepted commitments from Nespresso designed to open up the French market. The case is likely to have an impact on the wider European market, including the UK.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 10 September 2014 | Practice Area: Competition Regulators and enforcement
An orphan work is a work where, after a diligent search, one or more of the rights holders cannot be identified or located. The regulations relating to the licensing and use of orphan works will come into force in October this year. In this briefing, Shoosmiths takes a look at the new laws.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 09 September 2014 | Practice Area: Copyright
The decision whether or not to suspend following discovery of an employee's suspected misconduct can impact on the subsequent disciplinary process. In this briefing, Shoosmiths looks at when suspension might be appropriate and how employers should communicate their decision.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 08 September 2014 | Practice Area: Contract of Employment and Statutory rights
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
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
With the new Premier League season now underway, the Football Association Premier League has issued a warning to people posting unofficial videos of goals online, stating that these videos are in 'breach of copyright'. In this briefing, Shoosmiths looks at the likelihood of any legal action.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 21 August 2014 | Practice Area: Copyright
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
When a transaction involves the acquisition of assets by a company from one of its director, or vice versa, the company may need to ensure that it has complied with the 'substantial property transaction' procedures set out in the Companies Act 2006. Shoosmiths sets out the key issues to consider.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 18 August 2014 | Practice Area: Corporate reorganisation
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