Meet the Co-chairs - TAGLAW
Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP
Ryan, Swanson & Cleveland, PLLC
LK Shields Solicitors
Employment and Labor Law
Following on from the signing of Article 50 last week, Michael Sippitt (Clarkslegal Chairman) speaks to the Independent online about the impact of Brexit on worker's rights- and what we can do to alleviate the damage.
You can read the full article by clicking below.
With emotions running high on both sides, an increase in racial abuse and hate crime has been reported since the UK voted to leave the EU. A recent report called “Race at Work” by Business in the Community revealed the presence of racial harassment and bullying remained present in numerous organisations. The current uncertainty and political climate in the UK makes it critical for employers to emphasise and encourage safe and respectful work environments for all workers regardless of ethnicity or nationality.
Author: Andrew Shute, Partner, Lara Radik, Senior Associate and Seone Woolf, Solicitor
In a recently published decision, the Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission has decided to reduce Sunday and Public Holiday penalty rates in modern awards covering the retail and hospitality industries by between 25 – 50%. In addition, the FWC has proposed some variations to early and late night work penalty rates under certain awards.
Under section 145B of TULRCA, it is an offence for an employer to offer employees an ‘inducement’ which, if accepted, would result in them giving up any or all of their collective bargaining rights. The case of Dunkley and others v Kostal UK Ltd serves as a costly reminder to employers of what can happen if they do.
The Data Protection Act gives individuals the right to make a Data Subject Access Request (DSAR) to find out what information an organisation holds about them. Many employers will have received DSARs from employees or ex-employees, often as a precursor to claims being brought in the courts or tribunals.