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November 2017Market Abuse Regulation: some key issues for employee share plans clarified
In this article we summarise the impact of the MAR on employee share plans, and some important points of clarification from its first year of operation.
November 2017Expansion into the UK – Immigration opportunities for overseas business, investors and entrepreneurs
There are a number of immigration routes specifically designed to facilitate investment in the UK whether by businesses or high-net-worth individuals – and most offer a route to permanent residence. So which immigration route is right for your business?
November 2017Telling apples from pears: when is a defined benefit scheme not a defined benefit scheme?
Corporate lawyers know the most important question to ask about a pension scheme: is it a defined benefits (“DB”) scheme or a defined contribution (“DC”, also known as a money purchase) scheme?
November 2017Checklist: share plans in corporate transactions – key questions to ask at the outset in private company sales
Share-based employee incentive arrangements may play only a minor role in a corporate transaction, but sometimes they can be fundamental to the deal structure and documentation, for example where they impact upon ownership of the target itself. So what basic questions should you always ask at the kick-off meeting, to get you on the right track from the outset?
November 2017Key Pensions Issues for Corporate Lawyers - Part 2
How to handle situations where companies with underfunded final salary or defined benefit pension schemes are refinancing or reorganising company assets within a group, which may trigger a requirement for the employer to notify the Pensions Regulator.
September 2017How to check a job applicant's right to work
All employers should be aware of the latest Home Office Guidance, which was updated in August 2017.
September 2017Bringing certainty – 5 ways a Global Mobility team can support a business through uncertain times
International events have a profound impact on businesses but there are simple steps that Global Mobility teams can take to prepare for volatility and help to make sure employees are supported and safe.
August 2017“Can we safely fire this employee?” Four new questions for HR to ask; and what not to ask
Set out below are four additional questions for HR to ask before they advise it is safe to dismiss, along with rationale on ‘why should you ask’, and some practical examples.
August 2017Share Incentives analysis: How can employee share plans affect the attitude and performance of staff?
Although there is no accepted definition of employee engagement, it is often linked to employees displaying positive attitudes and behaviours in the workplace which, in turn, lead to higher motivation and commitment.
July 2017The General Data Protection Regulation and employee data: Good news for SMEs
Here are five pieces of good news for small and medium enterprises (“SMEs”) about handling employee data under the GDPR – including why it represents an opportunity for SMEs to strengthen employee engagement.