Partnership

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Mandatory Gender Pay Reporting, New Obligations and Issues for Partnerships

Overview of provisions   New obligations to report on gender pay gaps will apply to large employers through new Regulations to be implemented by the end of 2016. The reporting will apply be each legal entity with 250 or more employees. For professional...

LLP Member cannot pursue a whistle blowing claim.

The Court of Appeal yesterday handed down its judgment in Clyde & Co v Bates van Winkelhof in which it was decided that a true partner cannot also be a worker and cannot, therefore, bring a whistle blowing claim. This follows just a few months on from...

Status Symbols - What factors will decide whether your partners are employees?

The recent Court of Appeal decision in Tiffin v Lester Aldridge might appear to give partnerships the certainty that fixed share partners are not employees and cannot, for example, sue for unfair dismissal. However, such a view is too simplistic. Firms...

Employed or Self-Employed - that is the question

Dear Auntie, I am a partner in a small financial advisory firm which is an appointed representative of a major network.  We hire a number of independent financial advisors as sales consultants on a self-employed basis. I’ve heard that...

Can an Arbitration Clause in a Partnership Agreement be used to avoid Employment Tribunal Claims?

In the case of Clyde & Co LLP v Van Winkelhof [2011] EWHC 668, the High Court has decided that an arbitration clause in a Members' Agreement was unenforceable where it forced arbitration before a departing partner’s complaints of...

Breaches, Overstay and re-entry bans: keeping it clean

Tough penalties for employers and employees who breach the immigration rules are of a recurring theme in this Immigration Special.  This week’s Top Tips looks at some new threats to employers recruiting or retaining key non-EEA Nationals –...

Out with the old ... Top tips on handling retirement

Since October 2006 when the Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006 (the “Regulations”) came into force, it has been unlawful to discriminate against workers, employees, trainees and job applicants on the grounds of age. The Regulations also...