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Consultation on confidentiality clauses in situations of workplace harassment or discrimination - What are your views?

The Government has announced that it is consulting on certain measures to prevent the misuse of confidentiality clauses. This is in response to some recent high profile cases which have given rise to concerns that confidentiality clauses in employment...

Brexit and the changing immigration landscape for EU and non-EU nationals - what should you do now?

Qs and As from the Fox Williams Lexology webinar, 14 February 2019 Thank you for your interest in our webinar with Lexology on 14 February 2019. A number of you raised questions during the webinar and here we have set out below the questions you sent in,...

Love contractually - managing relationships at work

What is a love contract? “Love contracts” are used to protect employers should a romantic relationship arise between two of their workers. They typically take the form of agreements between the amorous couple and the employer which confirm...

Bonus awards: Five top tips

Bonus season is looming and with it, the possibility of disgruntled employees challenging the awards they receive, if any. To mitigate against the risk of successful challenges, employers should observe the following top tips when making their awards: 1....

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...
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