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Elizabeth Thomson

Moving up a gear: why parking is a valuable commodity

Jennifer Ayris explores how retailers can make the most of their car park. Retailers with bricks and mortar stores need to ensure that...

Charlotte Hargreaves

UK Brands sign up to new Influencer Marketing Code of Conduct

Talent Agencies and Influencers entering into agreements with advertisers and brands will want to be aware that they may start to see the...

Joanne Moseley

Is the government going to compel large employers to report on their ethnic pay gaps?

Over recent years the UK government has been under pressure to introduce legislation to compel large employers to report their ethnic pay...

Amy Au

Brands and corporate social responsibility

By Corinne Day, an Associate in Irwin Mitchell's IP team Corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives not only greatly benefit brand...

Joanne Moseley

Government to legislate to ensure workers receive all tips

In 2016, the government opened a consultation to consider whether tips and gratuities should go direct to staff without deductions (other...

Joanne Moseley

Government starts consultation on making flexible working the default position

During the last general election, the government included a manifesto pledge to make flexible working the default position unless...

Joanne Moseley

Do you have to give an employee the opportunity to appeal against their dismissal if they are made redundant?

Redundancy is one of the potentially fair reasons for dismissal listed in the Employment Rights Act 1996. Even in a genuine redundancy...

Joanne Moseley

ICO starts consultation for updating guidance on GDPR and modern working practices

It was almost a decade ago that the Information Commissioner's Office issued two Employment Practices Codes; one intended for SMEs...

Joanne Moseley

SSP COVID-19 rebate scheme ends on 30 September 2021

The government has decided to bring the Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme to an end on Thursday 30 September. If you're...

Joanne Moseley

COVID-19 response: government sets out its plan for autumn and winter

Last week the government published its COVID-19 response: autumn and winter plan 2021 which made it clear that, despite the high level of...

David Shirt

Harassment in the workplace - Employers should adopt a zero tolerance approach

By Shazia Shah, Senior Associate. Some people may say that these comments are just 'banter’ and are not meant to upset anyone, but if an...

David Shirt

Manufacturing M&A levels show positive signs after Covid lockdowns

Irwin Mitchell recently conducted its own research into M&A activity in the manufacturing sector. Here, Corporate partner Emma Callow,...

Liam Salt

Lack of clarity over amendments to pandemic winding up petitions

by Tom Paton - Partner, Restructuring & Insolvency Last week the Insolvency Service announced that the restrictions on presenting winding...

Liam Salt

Government announce restrictions on winding up orders to change on 1st October

by Patrick Finn - Senior Associate, Restructuring & Insolvency The Insolvency Service has announced that the 1st October 2021 will mark...

David Shirt

Signing your (working) life away - top 10 tips for negotiating a new employment contract

By Sacha Sokhi, Solicitor in the London Employment & Professional Discipline Team Whether you have decided to explore new endeavours or...

Joanne Moseley

Significant increase in the number of women bringing claims linked to the menopause

According to research reviewed by the Guardian newspaper there's been a significant increase in the numbers of women bringing employment...

Joanne Moseley

Labour Party announce plans to improve employment protection for workers (if it gets into power)

Unless the government decides to hold a snap general election, the UK will not go to the polls again to choose the next government until...

Joanne Moseley

Reasonable adjustments: do you have to maintain the pay rate of a disabled employee who has moved to a lower paid job?

In Aleem v E-Act Academy Trust Limited, the Employment Appeals Tribunal confirmed that a school didn't have to continue to pay a teacher...

Charlotte Hargreaves

Government announces ‘outcomes-based’ approach to granting UK GDPR data adequacy status to countries prioritised as International Data Partners

Joanne Bonewho advises organisations across all sectors on data protection and privacy,  looks at the UK government’s recently announced...