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    Employment law manual

    Whistleblowing: financial services

    Updated to reflect the European Council's approval of the Directive to strengthen whistleblower protection.

  • Date:
    1 October 2019
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    Preparing for the SMCR: Timeline and checklist

    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.

  • Date:
    1 October 2019
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    Senior Managers and Certification Regime: The basics

    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.

  • Date:
    1 October 2019
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    SMCR practical steps: Conduct rules, employment contracts, policies

    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.

  • Date:
    1 October 2019
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

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

    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.

  • Date:
    1 October 2019
    Type:
    Editor's choice

    Senior Managers and Certification Regime: Preparing for 9 December 2019

    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.

  • Date:
    3 September 2019
    Type:
    Law reports

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

    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.

  • Date:
    9 August 2019
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

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

    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.

  • Date:
    8 August 2019
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    Holiday pay calculation and back payments

    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.

  • Date:
    7 August 2019
    Type:
    Law reports

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

    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.

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