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A must-read article, from Gowling WLG, for employers and employees on where litigation can be brought when one is based in the UK and the other isn't.

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There have been some substantial legislative developments over the last month, including the passing of the Strikes (Minimum Service Levels) Act 2023, The Employment Relations (Flexible Working) Act and the quashing of The Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses (Amendment) Regulations 2022. We explain what is and what is not in force as regards flexible working changes and what is coming down the line, as well as reporting on consultations including those aimed at improving occupational health investment and services, and much more…

 

This article from Lewis Silkin considers the passing of the controversial Strikes (Minimum Service Levels) Act 2023 and the next steps. 

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Would you like a recap of the employment laws that have been passed, consulted on, or guidance has been issued on, as of early July 2023? This article by Gowling WLG provides just that.

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Would you like a recap of the key cases so far this year and their significance ? This article by Gowling WLG provides just that.

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This month, our articles cover what the passing of the Retained EU law bill into law means for employment law, and the EAT guidance on principles to consider where there is a conflict of protected rights in the workplace. We report on some useful guidance for employers including whistleblowing guidance from Acas, the introduction of a BSI standard on menstruation, menstrual health, and menopause, and CIPD guidance on fertility. Meanwhile, the government consults on regulating umbrella companies, the EAT consults on proposed changes to EAT rules and the Legal Services Board launches a call for evidence on the misuse of NDAs, and much more…

An article from Lewis Silken discussing the EAT decision in Higgs v. Farmor’s School which broaches the challenging issue of clashing views in the workplace, and specifically gender critical/religious beliefs and LGBT+ rights. In reaching its conclusion, the EAT  set out some helpful pointers regarding what factors will be taken into account in assessing the proportionality of any interference with the right to freedom of belief and expression.

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An interesting article by Gowling WLG which  examines the challenges ahead for certain business sectors.

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With Royal Assent given on 29th June, this is a timely article from Lewis Silkin sumarising what the Act does, and the immediate, mid-term and longer-term impact on employment law from the employer’s perspective.

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Employment highlights came early last month with the Government’s announcement of plans to cap non-competes and make limited changes to TUPE and the Working Time Regulations, whilst backtracking on the ‘sunset provision’ in the Retained EU Law Bill. However, the month also saw Royal Assent given to the bills on tipping, extended redundancy protection for those on family leave, neonatal leave and pay, and carer’s leave. We summarise what you need to know on all these developments and more..