Bulletins

INGLE Nathalie 3x3 In a world in which the gig economy is becoming ever more prevalent and is also increasingly in the spotlight, Hermes, a leading consumer delivery company, has taken an unprecedented step in offering its self-employed couriers "enhanced benefits".  Nathalie Ingles takes a closer look.


There is likely to be a lot going on in employment law over the next year, with some headline hitting issues, along with some developments that may fall under the radar. Catherine Turpin, Solicitor, summarises the key developments to look out for over the next year.


cm22018 was the year in which the #metoo movement really started to impact on the workplace, with a number of high-profile sexual harassment claims successfully brought by employees against major UK and international businesses. The general consensus appears to be that sexual harassment in the workplace is not new or more pervasive now than it was before, but the #metoo movement has emboldened victims to come forward with complaints of inappropriate behaviour. Charlie Maples, senior associate in our employment team provides further insight.


cg4Welcome to the first employment bulletin of 2019. Now the festive season is well and truly behind us, many of us are making plans for the year ahead and this month's bulletin will hopefully provide some useful food for thought.

To 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.


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In December 2018, the Government published its further response to Matthew Taylor's Review of Modern Working Practices. The 'Good Work Plan' is claimed to be the 'biggest package of workplace reforms for over 20 years', and contains a number of proposed changes to employment law to upgrade workers' rights. The Government also laid its first statutory instruments in line with the Good Work Plan.

Kathryn Evens, Senior Associate and Catherine Turpin, Solicitor in our Employment team have a look at the proposals. 

For further background please see our previous articles - A Good Work Plan? Follow On and The Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices


MOUSER Helen NEW

As more employees look to work flexibly, "Bring Your Own Device" has seemed a great way to maintain business continuity whilst keeping staff happy and overheads down. However, it is not a risk free solution as a recent survey commissioned by insure2go highlights. Helen Mouser looks at the key issues and practical tips for employers.


Connie Coleman

Employment law is a fast changing area and keeping on top of developments and remembering the key points to take away is not a straight-forward task for any employer or HR professional. To help, Connie Coleman, Associate, has produced a summary of some of the important developments from 2018.


Employment Bulletin 

ke2To 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 Connie Coleman (Associate), or with your usual contact in the Foot Anstey Employment team.


Employment Bulletin 

ke2To 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 Kevin Lau (Associate), or with your usual contact in the Foot Anstey Employment team.


Pharmaceutical products imported by one EU member state from another are often repackaged in order to allow the parallel imported product access to the imported country's market. It is often considered that members of the public will be unwilling to purchase such products if they were in the language of another country. This would therefore create a barrier to the free circulation of goods in the EU – one of the core principles of the single market.

The Court of Justice of the European Union ("CJEU") discusses to what extent is the application of a label to a pack ‘repackaging’ in a parallel importation case: Junek Europ-Vertrieb GmbH v Lohmann & Rauscher International GmbH & Do. KG. The interesting point in this case is that the label did not obscure the trade mark or conceal any printed information.


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