OTB Eveling LLP advises on a sale of a majority stake in Montane Ltd – February 2020

OTB Eveling LLP advised the shareholders of Montane Ltd, an outdoor sports clothing brand, on their multi-million pound sale of a majority interest in Montane Limited to Edinburgh private equity firm, Inverleith LLP. The OTB Eveling team was led by [...]

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What can employers do when faced with a conflict between two employees’ beliefs or characteristics? And can vegetarianism be a “religious belief”?

Employers are often worried about inadvertently discriminating against employees, and the consequences of doing so. This tends to cause the most problems in the area of “religious or philosophical beliefs”, because some of those have a nasty tendency of leading [...]

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Employee? Worker? Self-employed? Who knows.

The Supreme Court rules in the case of Pimlico Plumbers Ltd and another v Smith [2018] UKSC 29 There have been numerous cases over recent months regarding the gig economy and worker status, with a string of decisions confirming that, [...]

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Gender Pay Reporting Revealed

The first deadline for companies with 250 or more employees to publish their gender pay gap figures has now passed. The data collected, whilst imperfect (not accounting for full time versus part time/long serving employees or comparing like for like [...]

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Employment News: Snell v Network Rail

Employee awarded damages of £28,321 for discriminatory shared parental leave policy. Since the introduction of shared parental leave in April 2015, there has been much debate as to whether offering an enhanced maternity pay scheme but only a statutory shared [...]

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Landmark High Court ruling in relation to modern slavery

With the recent introduction of the requirement under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 for companies with a minimum turnover of £36 million to publish an annual slavery and human trafficking statement, the issue of modern slavery is gaining ever more [...]

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The Budget and its implications for Termination Payments…

Notwithstanding that the government is yet to publish the response to its consultation on the simplification of the tax and NI treatment of termination payments (which, among other things included a proposal to remove the current £30,000 tax exemption and [...]

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Gender Pay Reporting Regulations

With the widespread acknowledgement and support of International Women’s Day on Tuesday 8 March, gender pay equality and the number of women on Boards is a hot topic. It will be interesting to see whether the proposed introduction of compulsory [...]

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Christmas time – Mishaps and Wine?

Whilst it may be the most wonderful time of the year, the Christmas season can cause headaches for employers and not just the morning after the Christmas party… There is a common misconception that as the Christmas party takes place [...]

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The holiday’s over in respect of overtime

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has today handed down its decision in the long awaited and much debated cases of Bear Scotland Ltd v Fulton and another, Hertel (UK) Ltd v Wood and others and Amec Group Ltd v Law and [...]

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