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  • Political beliefs in the workplace: what does the law say?

    Date:
    15 October 2019

    As the debate over Brexit reaches a crescendo and leavers and remainers disagree on what should happen next, Richard Fox examines the extent to which employers can allow political debate in the workplace.

  • Brexit: How will UK employment law change?

    Date:
    4 October 2019

    With the UK currently scheduled to leave the EU on 31 October, consultant editor Darren Newman looks at how EU law and European Court of Justice decisions will continue to shape UK employment law after Brexit.

  • Ascertaining whether an employee has a disability

    Date:
    2 October 2019

    Charles Wynn-Evans examines the issues arising from HR referring an employee to occupational health and the lessons to be learnt from two cases that focused on whether the employers had "constructive" knowledge of disability.

  • Preparing for the SMCR: Timeline and checklist

    Date:
    1 October 2019

    The Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SMCR) will apply to all Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) solo-regulated firms from 9 December 2019. In the second of her series of four articles, Sarah Leslie provides a checklist of the key steps that firms must take to prepare for its arrival, and the timeline.

  • Senior Managers and Certification Regime: The basics

    Date:
    1 October 2019

    The Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SMCR) will apply to all Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) solo-regulated firms from 9 December 2019. In the first in a series of four articles, Sarah Leslie sets out the key elements of the new regime, and looks at the new directory.

  • SMCR practical steps: Conduct rules, employment contracts, policies

    Date:
    1 October 2019

    In the last in her series of four articles on the extension of the Senior Manager and Certification Regime (SMCR) to all Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) solo-regulated firms, Sarah Leslie looks at what steps firms need to take in relation to the new conduct rules, employment contracts, and policies.

  • SMCR practical steps: Statements of responsibilities, fitness and propriety, regulatory references

    Date:
    1 October 2019

    In the third in her series of four articles on the extension of the Senior Manager and Certification Regime (SMCR) to all Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) solo-regulated firms, Sarah Leslie looks at what steps firms need to take in relation to statements of responsibilities, assessing fitness and propriety, and regulatory references.

  • Reasonable adjustments for disabilities: Seven examples for employers

    Date:
    17 September 2019

    The Equality Act 2010 imposes a positive obligation on employers to make reasonable adjustments that will assist disabled individuals. While employers may be familiar with the duty, sometimes it is not straightforward deciding what is "reasonable". We explore some of the key factors as we look at seven situations where adjustments were found to be reasonable.

  • "Something arising" from disability - the stretchiest words of the Equality Act 2010

    Date:
    21 August 2019

    The protection against discrimination arising from disability under s.15 of the Equality Act 2010 is framed to give HR sleepless nights. Jason Braier explains why as he looks at how the courts and tribunals are construing "something arising".

  • Enhanced redundancy protection for pregnant employees and new parents: Overview for employers

    Date:
    21 August 2019

    The Government is pressing ahead with plans to extend the period during which pregnant employees and new parents are entitled to be offered any suitable alternative vacancy if they are being made redundant. We look at how the law will change and the headaches that the amendments could cause for employers.

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