August 2017 Archive

Low paid workers to get £2m in backpay

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The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has published a list of employers who have not been paying their staff the National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage. More …

Customs and counterfeits in the EU

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A report by the European Commission on EU customs enforcement of intellectual property rights provides an insight into the scope and extent of intellectual property rights infringement in the EU. Our expert explains the report. More …

Gender Pay Gap: Five things employers need to know about pay and women

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Vicky Schollar, a Senior Solicitor in our employment team considers some of the practical reasons for the gender pay gap. She explains how employers can try to ensure that all employees are treated fairly when it comes to pay. More …

Do sleep-in shifts qualify for the minimum wage?

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In HR Magazine, Holly Cudbill, considers the vexed question of whether employees who undertake sleep-in shifts are entitled to the national minimum wage (NMW) throughout the entire time they are asleep, or only when they are awake to carry out duties. More …

'What a load of rubbish!' - Fly-tipping on private land

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With fly-tipping on the increase, private landowners are becoming more concerned about their rights and responsibilities. Our expert discusses the remedies for private land owners as well as the preventive measures that can be taken. More …

Public Health (Wales) Act 2017—making Wales a leader in public health

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Emyr Lewis discusses the Public Health (Wales) Act in this article for Lexis Nexis. This article was first published on Lexis Nexis on 26 July 2017. More …

Fourth Money Laundering Regulations

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On 26 June 2017, the Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017 ("the New Regulations") came into force. Read an overview here. More …

General Data Protection Regulation ((EU) 2016/679)

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the GDPR will become directly applicable in all EU member states and, despite Brexit negotiations, the UK Government has confirmed that it will be implementing these new rules in full. Designed to be more future-proof than its predecessor. More …

Witnessing a deed

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In certain circumstances, a party's signature to a deed must be attested by a witness, but what are the rules around who can sign as a witness? More …

FCA bans clauses restricting clients' choice of future supplier in relation to primary market services.

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The FCA published its Policy Statement 'Investment and corporate banking: prohibition of restrictive contractual clauses'. This details the FCA's decision to ban firms from entering into agreements which contain restrictive clauses. More …