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Traditional UK Employment Law Means Gig Economy Could Be Hard Work for Private Equity

By Sarah Gadd Companies that operate in the “gig economy”, using a largely self-employed workforce, have enjoyed enormous growth in recent years but in the UK, these companies have come into conflict with long-established UK employment law. In our view, current laws are not fully equipped to deal with new staffing models in which staff … Continue Reading

Potential Liability for Ignoring Non-Financial Factors in Investment Starts With Climate Change

By Paul Davies and Michael Green Commercial risks to businesses can no longer be neatly divided into financial and non-financial considerations. For example, there is growing recognition, particularly in the pensions sector, that a failure to take account for environmental and social governance (ESG) risks (in particular, climate change risks) can result in adverse financial … Continue Reading

EU Workplace Pensions Now Required to Incorporate ESG Issues

By Paul Davies and Michael Green A new pensions directive was passed by the European Parliament on 24 November securing 512 votes (only 77 votes against and 40 abstentions), requiring EU workplace pension funds to consider environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. This is considered a ‘landmark’ moment for responsible investment. The new pensions directive … Continue Reading

Holiday Pay: Clear Blue Skies Ahead?

By Catherine Drinnan Paying employees for their annual leave in the UK used to be viewed as a straightforward process, with many companies calculating holiday pay at the employee’s basic pay rate. However, in 2014, several employment law cases raised the issue of whether, during annual leave, employees should also receive an amount in respect … Continue Reading

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