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15 September 2021 REACH Registration post-Brexit

Although the UK’s departure from the EU means that the EU REACH regulation no longer applies, UK REACH has stepped in to fill the gap, and UK-based companies exporting to the EU are now facing two chemicals regulation frameworks to deal with when before there was just one. Is your company ready for the challenge?

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COP 26 - what is it and why is it important?

COP 26 is the global United Nations climate change Summit, which will take place in Scotland in November. It comes at a time when climate change, and how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, is at the top of the political agenda.

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8 September 2021 Changes to flexible working in the NHS and "childcare disparity"

On 13 September 2021 the previously announced changes to section 33 of the NHS Terms and Conditions of Service Handbook come into effect, giving increased rights to request flexible working to all staff covered by those terms within England and Wales.

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27 August 2021 Covid-19 adjusted right to work update

Advice for employers carrying out right to work checks has been updated as a result for Covid-19, replacing 18 June 2021 guidance.

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25 August 2021 New Workers’ Watchdog to protect workers’ rights

Employers should take action now to avoid financial fines & damaging negative publicity when Workers’ Watchdog is established.

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16 August 2021 The meaning of “Correspondence” under MHPS

The High Court case of Burn v Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust [2021] EWHC 1674 has considered the scope of the disclosure requirements under the Maintaining High Professional Standards (MHPS) framework and provides some useful guidance for those tasked with carrying out case investigations.

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12 August 2021 High Growth Tech Fundraisings and Exits Transaction Update 2021

The past 12 months have been busy for the Corporate Tech Team, despite the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

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11 August 2021 Labour policy plans to create a single status of ‘worker’ and remove qualifying periods for some basic employment rights

Labour has announced plans to create a single status of ‘worker’ to include employees and ‘limb b’ workers. This would encompass all workers, from direct employees, to those who are considered part of the ‘gig economy’.

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26 July 2021 Sexual harassment - changes ahead?

Following #MeToo, a consultation was launched by the Government in July 2019 on Sexual Harassment in the Workplace, considering a number of potential areas for reform.

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22 July 2021 Supreme Court clarifies approach to liquidated damages clauses

The recent decision of the Supreme Court in Triple Point Technology, Inc. v PTT Public Company Ltd [2021] UKSC 29 has brought long-awaited clarity to the proper approach to the interpretation and application of liquidated damages clauses where works under a contract are delayed and the contract is terminated before the works are completed.

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