January 2017 Archive

Gender Pay Reporting – draft guidance published

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ACAS and the Government Equalities Office have together published draft guidance on the Gender Pay reporting regulations applying to employers with 250 or more employees. More …

Is there sufficient protection against pregnancy and maternity discrimination?

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Generally yes, is the government's view according to its recently published response to the House of Commons Women and Equalities Committee report from August 2016 on pregnancy and maternity discrimination. More …

Guidance published on "important public services"

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In our Looking ahead to 2017 article we gave an update on recent developments relating to the Trade Union Act 2016, specifically, more details of what is meant by the “important public services” of health, education, fire, transport and border security. More …

Parliamentary Report into workplace dress codes

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Tim Forer, employment partner at Blake Morgan comments on the Parliamentary report into workplace discrimination. More …

Residential Property Spotlight

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Shining a light on developments in the residential property More …

Worldwide recognition for Blake Morgan IP team

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The Blake Morgan IP group are delighted to have been ranked in the 2017 World Trade Mark Review 1000. More …

Regional Senior Partner for Wales, Emyr Lewis, commends plans to back £1.3billion Tidal Lagoon project in Swansea Bay

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The Government has published their independent review of the strategic case for tidal lagoons and whether they could play a cost effective role as part of the UK energy mix. More …

Looking ahead to 2017

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Following on from our Employment law "Top Ten" of 2016, we now take a look ahead to what are likely to be the key employment law developments for employers and HR professionals in 2017. More …

Private Client Issues - January 2017

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Insight and advice on developments affecting private individuals. Welcome to this month's edition of Private Client Issues, Blake Morgan's monthly round-up of the topics you may find of interest. More …