Bulletins

BATES KarenMORGAN Shelley2017The deadline for gender pay gap reporting has now passed after a last minute sprint to the finish line for a large proportion of businesses (many of whom waited until the last week to publish). Over 10,500 employers have published their results, including some who chose to report voluntarily. 

Predictably there are some businesses who have failed to report.


On the 6 April 2018 new rules on the tax treatment of termination payments came into force. Nicola Allen, senior associate and Hannah Coppen, trainee solicitor, look at some of the FAQs arising from this development.


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.

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Employment Bulletin 

Welcome to our March bulletin. This month we take a look at equal pay and minimum wage cases that have hit the headlines for large household names. In our regular in brief we also highlight some of the key developments from this month and summarise the important changes to employment legislation taking place in April to keep you up to date.  Read More...

 


Employment Bulletin 

How to calculate PENP

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Employment Bulletin

COLLINGS JamesThe Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has 'named and shamed' 179 employers for failing to pay the national minimum wage ("NMW") to a record 9,200 workers with unpaid wages amounting collectively to £1.1 million. Fines of £1.3m were further payable to the government. Following the recent BBC article on this, James Collings, partner, highlights some of the main points to take away relating to uniform policies.

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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.

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Employment Bulletin

New tax rules will apply from 6 April 2018 to termination payments where:

  • Employment terminates on or after 6 April 2018; and
  • The termination payment is made on or after that date.

The new rules will therefore not apply if employment terminates before 6 April 2018, even if the payment is made on or after that date.

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Employment Bulletin

MORGAN Shelley2017With the deadline for gender pay gap reporting fast approaching, Senior Associate Shelley Morgan reflects on the current equal pay litigation being brought in the retail sector and the lessons for employers to take away.

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IP Update 

COX PaulA brand owner often files its trade mark for a broad range of goods and services in order to assist it in preventing third parties from using its mark (or a similar one) for the relevant goods and services. Often the brand owner will have no intention to use the mark for all of the goods and services protected by the trade mark.

Filing for such broad specifications can cause difficulties and possibly expose the registered trade mark to an invalidity attack (which, if successful, would result in the whole or part of a trade mark specification being removed from the register).

Paul Cox, Partner and Head of our Intellectual Property team looks at how a recent case involving Sky v SkyKick highlights the dangers in filing trade marks with broad specifications. It illustrates that filing an EU trade mark covering the UK is presently a far better way to protect the brand owner from such an invalidity attack as the UK Court and Trade Mark Registry are far more likely to invalidate a UK trade mark if the brand owner has no intention to use the mark for certain goods or services covered by the registration.

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