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Update: second reading of the Tips Bill

13 Jan 2022

In this update, Employment Associate Claire Treacy discusses how the new proposed Tips Bill would change the way tips are currently dealt with by employers within the hospitality industry.

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Changes to rules on Sick Pay

21 Dec 2021

The Government has changed the rules on when employees need to produce a fit note to be entitled to Statutory Sick Pay. Employment Senior Associate Claire Hollins takes a look at the changes and outlines what employers need to know.

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Licensing and DPS changes

20 Dec 2021

Does your premises require a Designated Premises Supervisor? Have you thought of a contingency plan to ensure the position is filled at short notice? Licensing Solicitor Claire Morris offers some useful tips to hospitality operators on getting their ducks in a row in the event of needing a DPS change.

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Government proposals in relation to the Electronic Communications Code

20 Dec 2021

Property Litigation Senior Associate Rebecca Jones outlines the Government’s new proposal for the Electronic Communications Code.

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From informal complaint to P45 – can an employer dismiss an employee who raises multiple grievances?

17 Dec 2021

Are you frustrated at managing ‘frivolous’ or ‘vexatious’ grievances in the workplace? In this article, Senior Associate Claire Hollins looks at the recent decision in the Hope v British Medical Association case, and outlines what employers can take from this.

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Intention in Opposed Lease Renewals

15 Dec 2021

Property Litigation Senior Associate Rebecca Jones discusses the recent outcome of the Macey v Pizza Express (Restaurants) Limited relating to the opposing renewal of a business tenancy due to insufficient intention.

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Updated HMRC guidance: repayment of furlough scheme grants

14 Dec 2021

HMRC has recently updated guidance on how businesses should pay back furlough money if they have over-claimed, as well as explaining what businesses should do if they have not paid their employees enough whilst on furlough. Kuits Employment Associate, and furlough expert, Claire Treacy outlines the new changes and why it is important for businesses […]

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COVID-19: new regulations mandate amid rising concern about Omicron variant

10 Dec 2021

The Kuits Licensing team give an update on the recent Government announcement on the re-introduction of face masks and what this means for the hospitality sector.

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Dealing with complaints of discrimination in the workplace: HR Breakfast Club

09 Dec 2021

In this HR Breakfast Club webinar, Kuits Employment team discussed how to deal with complaints of discrimination in the workplace. We were also joined by guest speaker Ashley Boroda who discussed the benefits of using iMA to its full potential.

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Everything you need to know about Resolution

03 Dec 2021

As part of Good Divorce Week, Family Senior Associate Maddy Hailey explains what the organisation Resolution does and how the involvement of a Resolution Accredited family lawyer impacts clients.

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Good Divorce Week 2021: Parenting through separation

01 Dec 2021

To mark Good Divorce Week, the Kuits Family team considers the steps you can take to ensure an effective co-parenting journey with your ex-partner.

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Consultation update: making flexible working the default

01 Dec 2021

In this article, the Kuits Employment team look at the Government published consultation document entitled, “Making flexible working the default” and what this entails.

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Government publishes proposals for pandemic rent arrears disputes

30 Nov 2021

In this article, the Kuits Property Dispute team look at the proposed Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Bill and the implications it has for landlords.

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Supreme Court Judgment in Lloyd v Google: position on representative class actions and compensation for data breaches clarified

22 Nov 2021

In this article, Senior Associate Yasmin Kalantari and Associate Rebecca Bainbridge look at the recent landmark ruling in Lloyd v Google and explain why many businesses can take comfort in the decision.

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Joint Purchasing Agreements

11 Nov 2021

Many small to mid-sized businesses are entering into joint purchasing agreements with other similarly placed entities.  However this can give rise to competition concerns. Senior Associate Humna Nadim looks at how this may fall foul of the competition regime.

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The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Looks to Give the UK Digital Market a Competitive Edge

05 Nov 2021

Competition Law Senior Associate Humna Nadim looks at the CMA’s response to the Government’s recent consultation on a new regime to boost competition in digital markets

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Court holds determination of a turnover rent is inconsistent with the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954

03 Nov 2021

Property Litigation Senior Associate Rebecca Jones discusses the recent Court decision relating to turnover rent in the W (No.3) GP (Nominee A) Limited v JD Sports Fashion plc case.

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What happens when a shareholder of a company dies?

02 Nov 2021

If you are a shareholder of a company, it is important you understand what can happen to your business and how you can protect it in all circumstances. In this article, Corporate Solicitor John O’Dwyer looks at what happens in the unfortunate event of a company shareholders death, and how to mitigate the impact on […]

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HR Bulletin - November 2021

01 Nov 2021

Our latest case law updates and the key updates in regards to furlough updates, gender pay gap figures likely to be skewed by furlough and the ICO Data Sharing Code of Practice coming into force.

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Should employers COP out of complaints relating to climate change?

01 Nov 2021

As climate change and environmental issues are increasingly coming to the forefront of the minds of the public, employers need to be vigilant that they do not fall foul of a potential discrimination case. Senior Associate Claire Hollins explains in this article.

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Consultation: changes to ‘Teacher misconduct: the prohibition of teachers’ advice

25 Oct 2021

In our latest article, the Kuits Employment Law team highlight the key changes made to the ‘Teacher misconduct: the prohibition of teachers’ Government guidance.

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New IP Access grant scheme – a quick guide

21 Oct 2021

In this article, the Kuits IP team take a look at the new IP Access scheme launched by the UK Intellectual Property Office and explain how and why business owners should apply. 

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World Menopause Day – menopause at Kuits

18 Oct 2021

Monday 18th October marks World Menopause Day and in the final article in our ‘menopause in the workplace” series, the Employment team ask Kuits employees to anonymously share their experiences with menopause.

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Further updates: menopause in the workplace

15 Oct 2021

In the next article in our series focusing on menopause in the workplace, the Kuits Employment team looks at one of the most recent cases brought against an employer in respect of an employee suffering with menopausal symptoms.

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Good news on fake reviews

08 Oct 2021

In the current climate of increased online activity, it is imperative for businesses that are looking to develop or maintain its reputation to deal with online reviews carefully. IP Solicitor Paulina Kasprzak explains how businesses can deal with fake reviews.

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