The uncertainty for companies that transfer personal data from Europe to the US is set to continue, with doubts raised over the Privacy Shield proposals. This briefing looks at Safe Harbor, the Privacy Shield, and the options available to companies transferring personal data from the EEA to the US.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 17 June 2016 | Practice Area: Data Protection and Privacy
The benefits and risks of the Bitcoin crypto-currency have received much media attention, and it seems that big business has woken up to the potential of blockchain - the technology underpinning Bitcoin - to revolutionise global commerce. This article discusses some of the potential benefits.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 09 June 2016 | Practice Area: E-Commerce
The UK Government is pressing ahead with plans to make changes to partnership legislation for private equity and venture capital funds, and has now considered - and responded to - submissions received after a consultation on the proposals. This briefing looks at the changes to the initial plans.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 08 June 2016 | Practice Area: Collective Investment Schemes
The traditional limited company structure tends to be the favoured choice to run a business, but even then there can be refinements to its structure and mechanics. This article discusses the role of a Community Interest Company (CIC) – what makes a CIC useful, and what you can do with it.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 07 June 2016 | Practice Area: Corporate
Transgender discrimination continues to make the news, with a ferry operator recently agreeing to remove the words 'ladies' and 'gentlemen' from its toilet doors and replace them with symbols. This briefing looks at the details of the case and sets out best practice recommendations for employers.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 03 June 2016 | Practice Area: Equal Treatment
Leicester City Football Club winning the Premier League is one of the great sporting upsets of all time. It also provides some valuable lessons in effective management for employers, as this briefing explains.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 01 June 2016 | Practice Area: Employment
Recent media reports about a London receptionist sent home after she refused to wear heels at work have highlighted the potential pitfalls of dress codes for employers. So is it unlawful to require female employees to wear high heeled shoes? This briefing sets out dress code tips for employers.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 26 May 2016 | Practice Area: Employment
As we reach the 30th anniversary of the Insolvency Act, the legislators have decided it is time to dust the profession down and bring out a shiny new model for us to hop aboard and take a journey into the unknown. But what do these changes mean in practice, and is there a theme running through them?
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 12 May 2016 | Practice Area: Insolvency
Across the hospitality and leisure sectors, there are a variety of conventions with regards to tipping and service charges. Following reports of unfair practices by some employers, the government has launched a 'call for evidence' to investigate these concerns. This briefing looks at some of the issues...view abstract
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 05 May 2016 | Practice Area: Contract of Employment and Statutory rights
Retailers BHS and Austin Reed have recently gone into administration, leaving 11,000 and 1,200 jobs respectively at risk. In such uncertain times, what rights do affected employees have? This Shoosmiths briefing looks at some of the key considerations, including TUPE and employment tribunal claims.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 29 April 2016 | Practice Area: Contract of Employment and Statutory rights
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