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

    Date:
    1 October 2019
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    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
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    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.

  • Senior Managers and Certification Regime: Preparing for 9 December 2019

    Date:
    1 October 2019
    Type:
    Editor's choice

    In a series of four articles, Sarah Leslie looks at the Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SMCR) that will apply to all Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) solo-regulated firms from 9 December 2019.

  • Consultation into NHS pensions flexibility launched

    Date:
    12 September 2019
    Type:
    News

    A new consultation into NHS pension changes designed to enable senior clinicians to work additional shifts without facing prohibitive tax bills has been launched.

  • Sex discrimination: Colour-blind police officer's removal from rapid-response driving

    Date:
    3 September 2019
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Wisbey v Commissioner of the City of London Police and another, an employment tribunal held that a police force indirectly discriminated against a male police officer who was temporarily removed from rapid-response driving duties because he is colour blind.

  • Banks need to transfer more staff to EU for no-deal Brexit

    Date:
    15 August 2019
    Type:
    News

    Banks need to "step up" their plans for the UK leaving the EU without a deal, the European Central Bank has warned, adding that more staff and resources should be moved in preparation.

  • Modern slavery statements consultation: How will employers' duties change?

    Date:
    9 August 2019
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    The Government is consulting on proposed changes to the duty to publish a modern slavery and human trafficking statement. The proposals aim to improve the quality of reporting under the transparency in supply chains legislation, make it easier for people to compare organisations' reports and increase compliance with the duty.

  • Holiday pay calculation and back payments

    Date:
    8 August 2019
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    Consultant editor Darren Newman looks at the latest rulings in a long line of holiday pay cases, including one with significant back-pay implications for Northern Ireland employers. He also explains why the issue of lengthy back-pay periods may not yet be completely resolved for employers in the rest of the UK.

  • NHS trust's monitoring of junior doctors' rest breaks is "flawed"

    Date:
    7 August 2019
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Hallett v Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, the Court of Appeal held that an NHS trust's use of commercial software to monitor rest breaks results in a breach of junior doctors' terms and conditions of service.

  • No religious discrimination where director suspended after publicly opposing same-sex adoption

    Date:
    6 August 2019
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Page v NHS Trust Development Authority, the Employment Appeal Tribunal upheld an employment tribunal decision that there was no religious discrimination where a non-executive director was suspended after voicing his opposition to same-sex couple adoption in the media.

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