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OwnershIP - The Intellectual Property roundup from Blake Morgan

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Blake Morgan's Intellectual Property team are delighted to share their inaugural Magazine, OwnershIP. Click to read more and download your copy. More …

EAT confirms voluntary overtime payable in holiday pay

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The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has now ruled that voluntary overtime should be included in holiday pay if it is paid sufficiently regularly to amount to normal pay. Our expert explains the impact this will have on employers. More …

ET fees ruled unlawful – what next for employers?

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Our employment expert considers some of the further detail of the Supreme Court's ruling to make employment tribunal fees unlawful, the implications this will have for employers and what to take into consideration going forward. More …

Could poppy seeds lead to you failing a drug test at work?

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Angela Rippon hit the headlines when she tested positive for opiates after eating poppy seed bread, Rebecca Ireland, outlines what HR professionals should consider if drug testing is carried out in the workplace. More …

FCA urges Financial Services Firms to get on with preparations for the Senior Managers Regime

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The government have provided that by 2018 the Senior Managers Regime (SMR), Certification Regime (CR) and Conduct Rules will apply to all firms authorised by the FCA. More …

Sweet measures from Chancellor in the Sugar Tax Budget

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The Chancellor of the Exchequer may have grabbed headlines by declaring war on sugar in his Spring Budget – but there were also several sweeteners for businesses and individuals alike. More …

Budget 2016 – implications for employers

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Key changes to the taxation of termination payments are on the horizon following today's budget. More …

What employers should involve in their anti slavery statement

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Allan Briddock and Ruth Christy discuss what employers should be including in their anti-slavery statements, following the new requirement, under section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 for larger commercial organisations. More …

Transparency in supply chains - Statutory Guidance published

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The Home Office published guidance on 29 October 2015 (‘Transparency in Supply Chains etc. A practical guide’) on the requirement in section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 for commercial organisations with an annual turnover of at least £36m to produce an annual 'transparency in supply chains' statement. More …