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
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
Many employers use 'trigger points' in their absence management policies whereby a certain level of absence results in a warning or some other sanction - but a recent decision demonstrates that linking bonuses to attendance may fall foul of disability discrimination law, as Shoosmiths explains.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 11 March 2015 | Practice Area: Equal Treatment
The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills has released a provisional timetable for implementing key corporate changes to be introduced by the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill. In this briefing, Shoosmiths sets out the key dates to look forward to.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 09 March 2015 | Practice Area: Company Administration
As of Monday 9 March, new court fees will be payable for claims to recover a sum of money. The changes are significant - in this briefing, Shoosmiths sets out the details of the new fees and discusses the likely next steps.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 06 March 2015 | Practice Area: Practice and Procedure
The long-awaited judgment on remedies in the case of IBM United Kingdom Holdings Ltd and another v Dalgleish and others has now been handed down. In this briefing, Shoosmiths looks at the important lessons that employers wishing to make changes to their pension schemes can take from this case.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 04 March 2015 | Practice Area: Collective Consultation
Over the years a trend has been seen for the courts in England to protect the guarantor. In this article, Shoosmiths takes a look at two recent cases in which the courts appear to have shifted to a more creditor-friendly approach, one of which involves celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 02 March 2015 | Practice Area: Litigation
The Civil Justice Council's Online Dispute Resolution Advisory Group has produced a report which supports a movement towards online dispute resolution. But can such a system actually be delivered? This Shoosmiths briefing looks at the recommendations and assesses their prospects of success.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 23 February 2015 | Practice Area: Litigation
On 5 February, the Advocate General delivered his opinion in what has become known as the 'Woolworths' collective consultation case. While the judgment of the ECJ is still needed, this Shoosmiths briefing looks at what might be in store for employers as a result of the AG's opinion.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 18 February 2015 | Practice Area: Collective Consultation
With an ageing population, the future is grey, and organisations need to adapt to a changing economic and social landscape. In this briefing, Shoosmiths considers the legal framework for employers to help them avoid the pitfalls and reap the benefits of an older workforce.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 13 February 2015 | Practice Area: Equal Treatment
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