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Pensions liberation: Has the High Court opened the floodgates for fraudsters to exploit both individuals, and flaws within the system?

Pensions liberation: Has the High Court opened the floodgates for fraudsters to exploit both individuals, and flaws within the system?

The High Court has overturned a decision of the Pensions Ombudsman which supported Royal London’s decision not to transfer a member’s benefits to another pension arrangement due to pensions liberation fears. This could have serious repercussions for pension scheme trustees, and for the Pensions Regulator’s crusade against unlawful liberation activity. ... Read More »

EU referendum (should we stay or should we go?) – Employment implications

EU referendum (should we stay or should we go?) – Employment implications

On Thursday, 23rd June 2016, the public will determine whether the United Kingdom remains in the European Union. A lot has been written and said by the ‘Brexit’ and ‘Bremain’ camps about the impact of that decision, most recently by the US President. However, casting political allegiances aside, what could ... Read More »

The termination agreement – Key aspects under German labour law

The termination agreement – Key aspects under German labour law

There are many reasons why, in individual cases, the parties to an employment contract wish to part company or one party unilaterally terminates the employment relationship. One possible reason is the avoidance of dismissal proceedings, which entail risks for both parties. Alternatively, the parties may wish to quickly and smoothly ... Read More »

How Employers Can Prepare For the DOL’s New Overtime Rules and Protect Against the Skyrocketing Number of Wage and Hour Claims

How Employers Can Prepare For the DOL’s New Overtime Rules and Protect Against the Skyrocketing Number of Wage and Hour Claims

Wage and hour claims are both skyrocketing in number and quickly becoming the largest source of employment-related liability. In 2015, employees filed three times as many wage and hour actions as they had just a few years earlier. These claims have cost employers significantly, with the average wage and hour ... Read More »

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