July 2016 Archive

PHS Data Solutions has agreed sale to Restore in £87.5m deal

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Blake Morgan advised on the deal between PHS and Restore. More …

Brexit: NHS Wales and the EU – what will be the impact of leaving the EU for devolved policy areas in Wales?

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Following the leave vote on 23 June, the Research Service, Legal Service and EU Office of the National Assembly for Wales ('the Assembly') have prepared a Research Paper to consider what implications this has for Wales and for the work of the Assembly and Welsh Government. More …

The legalities of preferential benefits

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Lots of companies use benefits to reward loyalty and commitment among their employees however, there are legal implications that need to be taken into consideration. Lucy Leonard-Davies comments in HR Magazine. Read the full article here. More …

Immigration Act 2016: tightening up employer's liability on recruitment

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The Immigration Act 2016 received Royal Assent on 12 May, making some changes to illegal working and introducing a new Immigration skills charge. It wasn't expected to come into force before October, but many provisions came into force on 12 July 2016. More …

The Acas Code of Practice: when does it apply?

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When dealing with disciplinary matters, it is always important to bear in mind the principles of fairness and reasonableness. Failure to follow a fair procedure could result in a finding of unfair dismissal even if the original reason for dismissal was sound. More …

Introducing the new Head of our London Employment, Pensions and Immigration team…

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Oliver Weiss recently took over as head of our London Employment, Pensions and Immigration Team – here we introduce Oliver and the team. More …

Significant changes ahead for public sector exit payments

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The shockwaves from the EU referendum result may have lessened over the past few weeks but the uncertainty about the implications of Brexit certainly have not. With the new Prime Minister now in place, we may soon get an indication as to when Article 50, which commences the EU withdrawal process, will be triggered. More …

230% increase in allergen incidents reported by FSA

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The FSA has published its Annual Report on Incidents. This report examines the 1,514 contamination incidents involving foods, feeds and the food-related environment reported to it in 2015. More …

How effective is Acas conciliation? Are the Employment Tribunal fees influencing claimants?

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The mandatory Acas early conciliation scheme was introduced back in April 2014. New research recently published by Acas suggests that seven out of ten claimants avoided going to the Employment Tribunal after receiving help from Acas. More …