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National minimum wage increases in England for October 2013

Article by PINI FRANCO LLP

Article Date: 02-09-2013
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The government has announced the national minimum wage rates which will take effect on 1 October 2013. It accepted most of the recommendations of the Low Pay Commission (LPC) with one exception; the LPC had recommended freezing the apprenticeship rate at £2.65 an hour, but the government has ... [Read All]

UE Council agreement on a Unified Patent Court

UE Council Agreement 2013/C 175/01

Article Date: 20-06-2013
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With the Agreement of 20.06.2013, the European Union has established a new Unified Patent Court. The creation of “specialised courts”, whose competence is limited to disputes falling within a specific field of EU Law, was first envisaged by the Treaty of Nice in 2000; so far, only the Ci... [Read All]

Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 receives Royal Assent

Article by PINI FRANCO LLP

Article Date: 30-07-2013
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The Enterprise  and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 has received Royal Assent. Upcoming changes to employment law shall include: 1. A  reduction to the maximum cap on unfair dismissal awards (£74,200 or 52 weeks gross pay) 2. Fees payable to bring and continue Employment Tribunal claim... [Read All]

Enforceability of 12 month non-solicitation restrictive covenant (High Court)

Article by PINI FRANCO LLP

Article Date: 26-07-2013
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In Romero Insurance Brokers Ltd v T. and another [2013], the High Court  upheld a 12 month non-solicitation restrictive covenant in a senior insurance broker's contract, and awarded damages and an injunction to his former employer for the remaining period of the cov... [Read All]

Employment tribunal fees to be introduced in England on 29 July 2013

Article by PINI FRANCO LLP

Article Date: 17-07-2013
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A draft statutory instrument to implement the new fees regime was laid before Parliament in April 2013. HM Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS) has published a letter to stakeholders, confirming that the implementation date for fees in the Employment tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal will be... [Read All]

Commission acts to improve consumer rights for 120 million holiday makers

European Commission Press Release

Article Date: 09-07-2013
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European Commission Press release Brussels, 9 July 2013 Commission acts to improve consumer rights for 120 million holiday makers As the summer season kicks off, the European Commission is taking action to improve protection for holiday makers by modernising EU rules on packag... [Read All]

Croatian lawyers, welcome in the European Union!

Article Date: 01-07-2013
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Today, 1st July 2013, Croatia becomes the 28th member state of  the  EU. This change will also affect the 4063 lawyers and 1753 trainee lawyers, who, at the moment, according to the Croatian Bar Association,  are members of the Croatian Bar Association. The editors of Altalex.E... [Read All]

The new Directive on ADR for disputes between consumers and professionals

by Stefano Biondi

Article Date: 17-06-2013
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The new Directive on ADR for disputes between consumers and professionals On March 12, 2013, the EU Parliament and Council have adopted the legislative resolution “on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on alternative dispute resolution for consumer disp... [Read All]

Study on Employment Termination by Employer in China - Part. 3

by Giovanni Pisacane (Lawyer) - Greatway Advisory (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

Article Date: 15-04-2013
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Abstract 1. The systematic deficiencies of employment termination by the employer in China related to the reasons for termination, termination notice and responsibilities for wrongful termination. (Article published on Tuesday 16.04.2013) 2. The reasons underlying the employment termination by em... [Read All]

Study on Employment Termination by Employer in China

by Giovanni Pisacane (Lawyer) - Greatway Advisory (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

Article Date: 15-04-2013
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Abstract 1. The systematic deficiencies of employment termination by the employer in China related to the reasons for termination, termination notice and responsibilities for wrongful termination. 2. The reasons underlying the employment termination by employer system deficiencies in China. 3.&nb... [Read All]
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