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From thought leadership pieces to basic training resources, our lawyers regularly produce leaflets, briefings, newsletters and brochures. Our aim is to help keep our clients ahead of the curve.

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D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: Ban on exclusivity clauses in low-income employment contracts
Regulations have been made to extend the ban on adding exclusivity clauses in employment contracts to low-income workers who earn no more than the lower earnings limit.
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: Anti-bullying Week
This week is anti-bullying week. This is an annual event organised by the Anti-Bullying Alliance to raise awareness of bullying and highlight ways of preventing it. Each year anti-bullying week has a theme; this year it is Reach Out. Reach Out aims to encourage people to do something positive to counter the harm and hurt that bullying causes.
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: Government backs extended redundancy protection after family leave
The Government announced on 21 October 2022 that it was backing the Protection from Redundancy (Pregnancy and Family Leave) Bill.
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: Settlement agreements and settling unknown future discrimination claims
Under the terms of a settlement agreement, employees typically accept a payment in return for their employment coming to an end and in settlement of certain legal claims they may have against their employer. 
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: Sexual Harassment in the workplace
Kamahl Santamaria, a longstanding television journalist, was recently removed from a new broadcasting role after just 32 days amid accusations of sexual harassment.
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: The timing of redundancy consultations
The Employment Appeal Tribunal (‘EAT’) has held that a tribunal erred in finding the redundancy dismissal of a nurse fair.
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: Government to repeal the Off-Payroll working rules in April 2023
As part of its plan to deregulate and reduce the burden on businesses, the Government announced on 23 September 2022 that the IR35 off-payroll working rules will be repealed from 06 April 2023.
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: EAT decision confirms that legal privilege does not apply retrospectively
In the recent decision of University of Dundee v Chakraborty, the EAT held that legal privilege does not apply retrospectively to protect an original version of an investigation report that was subsequently amended upon legal advice.
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: Suspending staff – new guidance published by Acas
Acas has published new guidance on staff suspensions, specifically in the context of disciplinary or grievance investigations.
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: Racism in the workplace
The TUC recently published a report on racism and inequality in the workplace, finding that two in five people have experienced racism at work in the past five years.
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: Are employees entitled to the day off for Queen Elizabeth II funeral?
The Queen’s state funeral is due to be held on Monday 19 September and has been declared a bank holiday. We discuss whether employees are entitled to be granted the day off work.
D-BRIEF – Employment & Pensions Blog: A guide to grievance investigations
Whilst in some cases grievances can be resolved informally, where this is not possible employers will generally be required to carry out an investigation.