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Employment Law News Updates

Here we publish information on the latest employment law news stories

In September 2016 BEIS launched an inquiry into corporate governance. We summarise the recommendations in their report published on 5th April 2017.

The report concludes that there is no need for a radical overhaul of corporate governance in the UK but makes a number of recommendations.


An explanation of the regulatory reference regime,final rules in place from 7th March 2017 including a useful summary of the Points to Note. The regulatory references regime is part of a wider package of reforms aimed at improving accountability in financial services firms and larger insurers

In September 2016 BEIS launched an inquiry into corporate governance. We summarise the recommendations in their report published on 5th April 2017 and its relationship with the Green Paper on corporate governance. For more information, as regards the role of company directors, Emplaw Online subscribers may find our card on Company Directors useful.


Click here for the End of March 2017 edition of Emplaw Monthly which reviews the latest employment law news including The Great Repeal Bill for employment specialists, British Gas Trading Ltd v Lock – next steps and all the April 2017 legislative changes, as well as professional case summaries of the latest key cases (for subscribers).

On 30th March, the government published a white paper on the Great Repeal Bill  plus a guide for business. Find our summary for employment law specialists here.

There is a busy time ahead and much for employers to be getting their heads around in the coming months. Aside from Brexit concerns and what this will mean for businesses in the medium to long term, there are also many changes that employers will need to gear up for. Click here for a checklist of the key changes for employment specialists, all linked to more detailed and useful notes on the significant changes.

Click here for a  note on the apprenticeship levy, the new regulations governing when an apprenticeship can be called an apprenticeship, and public sector apprenticeship targets, all of which come into effect in April 2017.

Schona Jolly QC of Cloisters considers the CJEU decisions in two recent cases concerning religious dress codes in the work place and how, potentially, they throw more obstacles in the way of minority communities and leave employers, particularly in the UK, unclear about their obligations.

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Click here for note on the measures which move responsibility for deciding if the off-payroll rules for engagements in the public sector apply from an individual worker’s PSC to the public sector body, agency or third party paying them. The provisions apply to contracts entered into, or payments made, on or after 6 April 2017

Click here for a note on the Immigration Skills Charge Regulations 2017 which, from 6 April 2017, introduce a levy known as a skills charge for sponsoring employers, includes links to the new immigration rules.