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AI remains front of mind for employers and employees alike, particularly with the EU Parliament approving the Artificial Intelligence Act in March 2024 (EU AI Act) (with most parts likely to become effective in 2026). In this news alert, Associate Liz Pearson and Partner Merrill April outline how firms are currently using AI and some potential challenges of […]

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Welcome to the next edition of Employment Law Matters, our quarterly update on key issues in employment law. Every three months, we will send you a selection of the most important developments for employers in case law and legislation, including practical takeaways for employers as well as things to look forward to in the coming months.   CM Murray LLP […]

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Welcome to the next edition of Employment Law Matters, our quarterly update on key issues in employment law. Every three months, we will send you a selection of the most important developments for employers in case law and legislation, including practical takeaways for employers as well as things to look forward to in the coming months.   CM Murray LLP […]

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Key takeaways: The traditional Christmas party is still popular   Drinking responsibly is the best antidote to avoid HR issues   Divisive topics of conversation are best avoided   Social events are sociable – don’t use them to discuss your employment relationship   Respect your colleagues’ boundaries – avoid hugs and kisses!   Be interested in others, […]

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The current UK Corporate Governance Code (“Code”) has been in force since July 2018 and in May this year, the FRC announced a consultation on its proposed changes to the Code. When the consultation closed in September 2023, we thought that the proposed changes would be implemented by the end of 2023. However, as a […]

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In this news alert, Partner Merrill April and Trainee Solicitor Rachael Parker explore the specific circumstances in which a bonus can be clawed back once paid, following the recent judgment in the Steel vs Spencer case and the lifting of the banker bonus cap as of 31 October 2023. On 11 October 2023, Mrs Justice Bacon handed down her judgment in […]

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In this Ten-Minute Talk, Partner Merrill April and Senior AssociateLouise O’Connor discuss recent developments with regards to non-competes, both in the US and UK.  In particular, Merrill and Louise discuss: The recent, sweeping changes to non-competes proposed by New York State   The potential effects of those changes, including the exposure to employers, should the Bill be passed […]

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Welcome to the next edition of Employment Law Matters, our quarterly update on key issues in employment law. Every three months, we will send you a selection of the most important developments for employers in case law and legislation, including practical takeaways for employers as well as things to look forward to in the coming months.   CM Murray LLP […]

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Executive remuneration is a hot topic for companies seeking to comply with UK regulation, guidance and codes, whilst still attracting the right calibre of board member; and for executives when negotiating, both on the way in and when leaving a company, to ensure that they maximise their pay out. Increasingly, it is also a hot […]

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Despite Brexit and the rising cost of living in the UK, the number of non-UK nationals working in the UK has increased in 2023 and according to Labour Force Survey statistics published in May 2023, the total may be as many as 4.26 million. The number of work visas and skilled worker visas have both […]

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