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News: August 2018

Case won by security guard on zero hour contract who claimed he was an agency worker  If zero hour contracts are part of the business model for your organisation, this interesting case may highlight a need for clarity over the terms on which these workers are engaged. Businesses who send contractors to work for their […]

Jonny Mayner reviews two Advertising Standards Authority Decisions from 2018 in which the regulator has taken a view on the validity or subsistence of intellectual property rights. Is the ASA overstepping its bounds? 1. The DETOX TEA case (ASA ref. A17-387241) In May the ASA ruled that Pukka Herbs’ DETOX TEA brand does not enjoy actionable […]

We hope you enjoyed our last Brexit Bulletin. What can we expect from post-Brexit Britain? We’ll help you plan for Brexit to ensure you retain your valued workforce, despite the uncertainties of negotiations in the run up to Brexit. Sign up here to stay informed with regular updates. How to Prepare for Post-Brexit Britain The […]

As Britain basks in its best summer since 1976 with sweltering temperatures and drought restrictions on water usage, a series of small but important stories have made their way into the pensions world which should give all employers (whether they are final salary, or money purchase, or participating in master trusts) pause for thought. Although […]

The High Court decision in Nori Holding Ltd v PJSC BOFC has confirmed that there is nothing in the Recast Brussels Regulation to cast doubt on the continuing validity of the ECJ (now CJEU) decision in West Tankers. The English Courts will not grant an anti-suit injunction restraining court proceedings commenced in another EU Member State in […]

Carolyn Lowe, a clinical negligence partner at Freeths, is a finalist for a Women Leader Award 2018 in the category of Professional Services. The awards and gala dinner will take place on 12th October at the Doubletree Stadium in Milton Keynes. There are 14 award categories and winners are decided by a panel of male […]

We hope you enjoyed our last Brexit Bulletin. This week – are we heading towards a no-deal Brexit? We’ll help you plan for Brexit to ensure you retain your valued workforce, despite the uncertainties of negotiations in the run up to Brexit. Sign up here to stay informed with regular updates. Summer Holidays With government […]

Last week, the northern immigration team, with support from Andy Nichol and Luke Hopkins (Liverpool – Real Estate) and the CBI, hosted a roundtable event at our new Liverpool office with Mark Doran, Deputy Director for EU Exit Immigration Strategy Department from the Home Office. Attendees included Siemens, Halfords Group plc, Lancaster University, Lloyds Banking […]

Welcome to the August edition of Freeths’ Employment Law Update This month we take a look at sleep-in workers pay, the rise in tribunal claims, more on holiday pay, age discrimination at work, duty of care over references and ways for self-employed ‘gig’ economy workers to simplify their tax affairs. ‘Sleep in’ workers only entitled […]

A new Minister of Housing, along with a significant case on the relevance of the public sector equality duty to planning, publication of the Airports NPS and a continuation of the steady stream of Government consultations should make for an interesting summer. We update below on recent planning changes. For any further details or advice, […]

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