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Chris Milsom,  from Emplaw authors, Cloisters, considers the recent Supreme Court decision which  puts human rights at the heart of employment protection.

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Following publication by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) of its Final Rules on the extension of the Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SMCR) to all solo-regulated firms which will apply from 9 December 2019, Sushil Kuner and Simon Stephen, from Emplaw authors Gowling WLG, summarise the key changes and explore the practical considerations for solo-regulated firms

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An interesting article  from Emplaw authors Lewis SIlkin  covering questions such as 'Do employees enjoy protections if they participate in the Global Climate Strike?'

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Returning after the Summer break, this month we recap on what has happened and remind readers of the various open consultations and the latest employment law developments. We cover the key cases over the summer including the decision on holiday pay for part year workers and our latest features include artices on UK Employment rights in a no-deal Brexit  -what employers could do now to prepare, and Global Climate Strike – five key questions for employers as well as a podcast on National Minimum Wage developments.

An excellent summary article from Russell Brimelow at Emplaw authors, Lewis Silkin which includes what employers could do now to prepare

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A useful article from Emplaw authors Lewis Silkin explaining this recent decision from the Court of Appeal which is of great significance for holiday entitlement and holiday pay for  'part year' workers

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For more information, see the Emplaw law card Holiday and Holiday Pay

A free podcast from Emplaw authors Gowling WLG discussing the recent developments in the NMW arena plus the risks, enforcement and some of the tricky issues when calculating the NMW in practice.

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An important article given that the consultation contains some important proposals that could have a very significant effect, not simply by introducing new rights, but also by affecting those that are already familiar.  Catherine Casserley, a specialist discrimination barrister at Cloisters, considers the government proposals further.

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SUMMARY

This month’s edition is a bumper summer read. Government departments seemed to hasten to publish proposals and we set out the various new plans, consultations and responses and explain the context for each. Meanwhile key cases this month include useful guidance from the EAT on the law around whistleblowing, and from the Supreme Court on restrictive covenants and the blue pencil test.  There are also cases dealing with practical workplace issues such as covert recording of meetings and whether agency workers have the right to the same hours as the hirer’s employees.

The next edition of Emplaw Monthly will be in September.

Podcast from Jason Galbraith-Marten QC and Chris Milsom from Cloisters, which discuss the recent spate of Employment Status cases and asks; why are they coming to prominence now and what should we look out for in the future?

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