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Latest Legal News

Latest Legal News

Stop Press - Gender Pay Gap Reporting Regulations Published

Morag Hutchison

In arguably the most important employment law development of 2016, the Government has today published draft regulations requiring employers with more than 250 employees to publish gender pay gap figures.  

The draft regulations are open for consultation until 11 March 2016 and are intended to come into force in October 2016 with the first reports requiring to be published in April 2017.

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Sorry Is No Longer The Hardest Word

David Morgan

“It's sad, so sad. Why can't we talk it over?...” Perhaps Elton John was wrong after all: “sorry” no longer seems to be the hardest word. So says the Scottish Government at least, as the curiously titled Apologies (Scotland) Act 2015 was passed before the Scottish Parliament on 19 January 2016, with support across the political spectrum. 

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Iran. A challenge. And an Opportunity.

Jamie Stark

Since the so-called Implementation Day, the 16th January 2016, Iran has been firmly back on the agenda.On that date, most EU sanctions were lifted and, for UK businesses in the oil & gas sector, this paves the way for targeting business opportunities in Iran and opens the door to importing oil into Europe from Iran. Not so for US businesses where only certain “secondary sanctions” have been lifted - that is, sanctions applying to non-US individuals or companies. The US “primary sanctions” continue to prevent US nationals and companies from doing business with Iran.

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