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Employment Bulletin

retail reportOne of the ways Foot Anstey aims to support the businesses we work with is through understanding the challenges and opportunities affecting different industries. This is so that we can provide meaningful insight and commentary, collaborate with partners and relevant organisations and share examples of best practice with our clients.

With this in mind we recently published the first of a series of Foot Anstey Retail Reports based on entirely new research. The research included consulting, through a survey and interviews, with 50 senior leaders of retail businesses on the issues affecting them.

Tags: Employment and Pensions2018


Employment Bulletin

Last week the Home Office launched an official ‘employer toolkit’ online aimed at helping HR teams support their EU staff, which we are happy to share with our clients and contacts as a useful resource. Foot Anstey are members of the CBI and are work closely with them on a number of initiatives at a local level.

Tags: Employment and Pensions2018


Employment Bulletin 

mortlock charlotteWith an increasing awareness and focus on mental health, Charlotte Mortlock, senior associate and Jordan Daruvalla, trainee solicitor discuss the concept of mental health first aiders (MHFAs) and how this role might be implemented by employers to improve employee wellbeing and manage legal obligations towards their staff.

Tags: Employment and Pensions2018


Employment Bulletin

TRETHEWEY HelenMany employers have a death in service scheme in place as a way of enhancing the benefits package on offer to their employees. However such schemes are often put in place and left to gather dust in the hope that they are never called upon. Helen Trethewey looks at why employers should review these schemes and what alternative arrangements may be more beneficial.

Tags: Employment and Pensions2018


Employment Bulletin 

DALLIMORE HelenTo help you keep quickly up to date with employment law, we summarise the key developments arising from cases, guidance, legislation and consultations for this month.

If you would like to discuss any of the points raised, please get in touch with Helen Dallimore, Senior Associate, or with your usual contact in the Foot Anstey employment team.

Tags: Employment and Pensions2018


Employment Bulletin

Lau KevinThe UK Corporate Governance regime is being strengthened with the proposed introduction at the start of 2019 of increased reporting requirements and corporate governance code changes. These changes will affect listed as well as large private companies. The intention is to improve the running of companies, protect the interests of shareholders and demonstrate engagement with employees, customers and suppliers. Kevin Lau, associate in the employment team, summarises the key changes and looks at which companies they will affect.


Employment Bulletin

BATES KarenThe Immigration Minster has released updated guidance to clarify the process for those EU citizens seeking to remain in the UK post-Brexit. The issued guidance highlights many key areas of the process and introduces a number of changes to the plans that had already been discussed. Karen Bates, partner and immigration expert, summarises the key points to note.


Employment Bulletin

mortlock charlotteIn what is expected to be the most significant decision to date on worker status, the Supreme Court has confirmed that a plumber, described in his contract as an independent contractor, was in fact a worker entitled to a host of legal rights. Charlotte Mortlock, senior associate and Jordan Daruvalla, trainee solicitor discuss the decision and its potential impact on the future of worker status and rights.


Employment Bulletin 

DALLIMORE HelenTo help you keep quickly up to date with employment law, we summarise the key developments arising from cases, guidance, legislation and consultations for this month.

If you would like to discuss any of the points raised, please get in touch with Helen Dallimore, Senior Associate, or with your usual contact in the Foot Anstey employment team.


Allen NicolaWith the long awaited fixtures kicking off this month, there will be no escaping the football extravaganza, but what should employers consider when their staff want to watch games that fall within working hours? Nicola Allen, employment law solicitor at Foot Anstey LLP, recommends that employers should plan how they will manage potential problems and communicate their approach with staff in advance.


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