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Holiday pay and commission
Monday, 28 July 2014

A recent decision in the ECJ (Lock v British Gas Trading Ltd and others C-539/12Lock v British Gas Trading Ltd and others C-539/12) means that employers will need to take immediate action to review holiday pay arrangements for employees who receive commission or other elements of variable pay in addition to basic salary. The payment of commission to employed IFAs, in addition to basic salary, is a common arrangement and we set out below some practical advice for businesses on quantifying and dealing with the financial impact of the ruling.

Tags: Karen Bates Employment and Pensions Financial Services 2014
Is the "sky falling" on data protection? Recent issues are debated by the experts
Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Christopher Graham, the Information Commissioner, says "no" - John Battle, Head of Compliance at ITN, says "yes".

The issue of current UK data protection law and its compatibility with journalism was addressed by some of the country's most eminent figures, in a debate hosted by ITN and the Media Society on July 14th.

Tags: Media 2014
Too Saucy?
Thursday, 17 July 2014

Fish supplier Icelandic Seachill ('Icelandic') has secured an interim injunction against Aldi for copying its 'Saucy Fish Co' products. Aldi have removed their products from shelves for the time being and Icelandic has stated they hope a 'sensible commercial resolution' will be possible, but are prepared to pursue the claim to a final hearing if necessary.

Charities Bulletin July News
Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Welcome to this month's Charities news.

Court Orders, Non-Compliance and Relief From Sanction – The Correct Approach
Friday, 11 July 2014

On Friday 4 July 2014, the Court of Appeal allowed a trio of appeals concerning whether relief from sanctions should be granted in individual cases [Denton v TH White Ltd, Decadent Vapours Ltd v Bevan, Utilise TDS Ltd v Davies [2014] EWCA Civ 906]. In doing so, it has taken the opportunity to provide much needed clarity on the guidance on relief from sanctions which was given in the earlier and well publicised Mitchell case [Mitchell v News Group Newspapers Ltd [2013] EWCA Civ 1537]. 

Dispute Resolution Bulletin July 2014
Tuesday, 08 July 2014

Welcome to our Dispute Resolution e-bulletin which brings you practical legal updates together with industry-focused insights. We are a highly experienced commercial litigation team and experts in all aspects of disputes management and resolution. In all cases we work alongside our clients to identify and provide bespoke, pragmatic and cost-effective solutions.

Contempt: common sense prevails?
Tuesday, 08 July 2014

Back in April, I wrote about the proposed new powers for the Attorney General, which are contained in the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill ("the Bill"). Well, there is some good news – the plans have now been dropped.

Tags: Tony Jaffa Dispute Resolution Media 2014
Where the FCA is getting it wrong on enforcement
Friday, 04 July 2014

"At least one outcome of this review should be greater transparency about explaining why aspects might take a long time, while ensuring the process is fair and – if possible – for the regulator to be more decisive when circumstances call for it".

Tags: Alan Hughes Financial Services
Employment and Pensions Bulletin June 2014
Thursday, 26 June 2014

Welcome to the June bulletin – a month of football dreams to be dashed by poor performances. The conversations we have been having is that performance related pay should be key in football, especially with the outrageous weekly payments some of these footballers receive, but sadly this is not the focus for this month's bulletin!

Tags: Employment and Pensions 2014
Pensions Bulletin Summer 2014
Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Welcome to Foot Anstey's first Pensions Bulletin! As the UK's ageing workforce and issues around providing for retirement continue to hit the headlines for many different reasons, we thought it would be useful for us to update you with some of the key pensions developments on a quarterly basis.

Tags: Employment and Pensions Pensions 2014
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