Legal sector

Grant Eldred joins Clifford Chance as chief people officer

Eldred starts new role in April, having previously worked as global head of HR transformation at Goldman Sachs. He will sit on the firm’s executive operations group.

Supreme Court: Uber drivers are workers

19 Feb 2021

Uber loses final possible appeal against employment tribunal judgment that its drivers are entitled to workers' rights.

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‘No jab, no job’ recruitment is legal says justice secretary

18 Feb 2021

Justice secretary Robert Buckland has said only enlisting new staff once they had been inoculated was possible if it was written into their contracts.

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‘Don’t confuse flexible working with remote working’

16 Feb 2021

The rewards of establishing a functioning hybrid model of working are many, says EY, but businesses should be under no illusion about the challenges they face.

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Law firms award bonuses over salary increases

15 Feb 2021

Law firms have been rewarding staff with regular or ‘spot’ bonuses to make up for pay cuts or freezes made when the Covid-19 pandemic first hit.

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KPMG chair steps aside after unconscious bias comments

12 Feb 2021

The UK chair of KPMG has stepped aside while the professional services company looks into what he told staff during a virtual meeting.

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Pension Schemes Act hailed as ‘landmark’

12 Feb 2021

The new pensions act introduces specific criminal offences designed to prevent employers raiding pension pots and running pensions into the ground.

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Staff don’t expect to return to office before June

11 Feb 2021

Office workers across Europe do not expect to return to the workplace until at least the summer, according to a survey.

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KPMG chair apologises for ‘stop moaning’ lockdown comment

10 Feb 2021

Financial services employees were told to 'stop moaning' and 'playing the victim card' by Bill Michael, who has subsequently apologised.

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‘HR must focus on employees’ existing skills’

10 Feb 2021

‘Skills adjacencies’ need to be developed before businesses' skills gaps become debilitating.

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Legal sector denies claim that tribunal judges are ‘inexperienced’

1 Feb 2021

Article in The Times attacking employment tribunals over quality of judges and number of ‘equality cases’ comes under fire over alleged distortions.

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Action needed to cut Covid-19 spread in courts

22 Jan 2021

Courts in England and Wales are ‘unsafe’ and have failed to implement Covid-19 secure measures across all buildings, organisations representing...

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Pandemic’s lasting legacy to be key theme of the People in Law Conference 2021

22 Jan 2021

The long-term effects of Covid-19, creating an ideal culture and how learnings from other industries can be applied to the...

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Opinion: ‘Be wary of hysteria over workers’ rights claims’

21 Jan 2021

There should be no cause for alarm as the government looks at workers' rights – the working time directive is neither here nor there

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‘Maintain workers’ rights to retain the best talent’

18 Jan 2021

Although ministers have denied there are plans to cut EU workers' rights, companies need to consider how they might be affected if the working hours directive were to be diluted.

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