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Brexit: New Government guidance issued on impact of a ‘no-deal’ on workers’ rights

Whether you believe the rhetoric or not, there is a real possibility that the UK could exit the EU on 29 March 2019 without a deal in place. …

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Restrictive covenants – not worth the paper they’re written on?

Wishful thinking employees (or somewhat despairing employers) may claim that clauses which restrict what they do after their employment has ended aren’t worth the paper they’re written on…

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Parental Bereavement Leave – important next step completed along the road to a new right for parents

The Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Act 2018 has received Royal Assent. Further details about the entitlement, such as whether it will be paid or unpaid, will be…

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Law Torque newsletter – August 2018

Psst… Torque Law has been shortlisted in this year’s Yorkshire Legal Awards for Niche Law Firm of the Year.  We are delighted with this nomination as it really justifies the…

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Data protection: subject access requests

Important new guidance on handling requests for disclosure of ‘mixed data’ We’ve started to see requests coming through for individuals wanting to access their personal data under the…

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Employment status and workforce audits

Do not overlook the application and reach of the Agency Worker Regulations 2010 (AWR). Hot on the heels of high profile cases against Hermes and Pimlico Plumbers looking…

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Torque Law shortlisted for Niche Law Firm of the Year

We are beyond thrilled to report that Torque Law has been shortlisted in this year’s Yorkshire Legal Awards.  This is the first time we’ve entered these awards and to…

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Law Torque newsletter – July 2018

Okay, so football’s not coming home but most of us agree that there was a different feel about this England team; a sense of teamwork, a positive attitude and an inspiring…

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Are menopausal employees entitled to special protection in the workplace?

A recent case has highlighted the fact that employees transitioning through the menopause may be regarded as disabled and protected from unlawful discrimination in the workplace. In Davies…

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IR35 – major changes afoot for the private sector

The UK Government has published a consultation paper considering options for improving compliance with the IR35 regime in the private sector (click here to read).  The lead proposal…

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