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Letting your hair down: the many legal pitfalls of the office Christmas party

The office Christmas party looms large in the collective psyche of the workplace, for better or for worse.  The usual clichés of staff misbehaviour are often comical and in most cases written off as harmless fun.  All too often, HR risks...

Action needed by employers using master trusts

By guest editor Anne-Marie Winton, partner at ARC Pensions Law LLP Employers who use a master trust to provide pensions savings for their employees (often for automatic enrolment purposes) could get a nasty surprise on 1 April 2019, because that is the...

Use of consultants: how exposed are you under IR 35 or otherwise?

In the Budget on 29 October, the Chancellor announced fundamental changes to the tax rules that apply to consultants engaged through private companies (often referred to as IR 35). There was widespread speculation that the new rules would be implemented as...

Fox Williams successfully represents appellant in key decision on legal privilege

In a case where Fox Williams represented the successful appellant, the Employment Appeal Tribunal has made an important decision which calls into question the reliance lawyers and their clients can place in the confidentiality of legal advice. The decision...

Immigration: What's new for EU nationals - an update on Brexit

Achieving “settled status” in the UK – phased roll-out expected In June 2018 the Government announced further details of the new “settled status” scheme for EU nationals. Whilst these still need to be approved by Parliament,...

GIR Practitioner's Guide to Global Investigation: Employee Rights: The UK Perspective

The second edition of  Global Investigations Review (GIR): Practitioner’s Guide to Global Investigations  has now been published. James Carlton, Sona Ganatra and David Murphy of Fox Williams’ dispute resolution and employment teams...

Investigating sexual harassment in the workplace: top tips for HR

The evidence given recently at the Women and Equalities Select Committee has emphasised the fact that there is a right way and a wrong way to deal with allegations of sexual harassment.  Whilst there are different ways of handling complaints, seeking to...

More than a thousand businesses miss gender pay gap deadline. Jane Mann quoted in HR Magazine

Head of Fox Williams' employment team Jane Mann quoted in HR Magazine. High proportion publish in final hours, revealing 78% of businesses have a gap in favour of men An estimated 1,500 businesses failed to publish their gender pay gaps by the...

Aron Pope quoted in Personnel Today: Employers should have legal duty to prevent sexual harassment

Aron Pope has been quoted in Personnel Today commenting on the recent recommendation from The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) that the Government places a legal duty on employers to take effective steps to prevent sexual harassment, and an...

Shared parental leave, paternity, maternity and pregnancy: How to avoid discrimination claims

HRLaw training webinar Thursday 15 March 2018: morning and afternoon sessions Employers are often aware of the legal rights relating to pregnancy and maternity, paternity and shared parental leave, yet recent research found that "one in five...
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