• The Court of Appeal has confirmed that holiday pay cannot be pro-rated for a term-time worker as the Working Time Regulations simply require a straightforward exercise of multiplying a week’s pay by 5.6.
• The charity organisation Rights of Women has launched a helpline offering free legal advice for women experiencing sexual harassment, including how to bring a claim and the use of Non-Disclosure Agreements.
• A Parliamentary Committee has published a report on ‘Enforcing the Equality Act’ stating that the current approach of individuals having to lodge claims to enforce equality law is no longer fit for purpose.
• The DWP has opened a consultation seeking views on different ways in which the Government and employers can take action to reduce ill health-related job loss, including extending SSP to low paid employees.
SMB’s Film and TV Team has advised its client 42, the UK/US management and production company (Outside the Wire, Watership Down), on the production, financing and distribution arrangements for its new film Silent Twins.Read more
In a judgment handed down on Tuesday 19th January, SMB won a claim to recover the domain name blackjack.com on behalf of our client, Hanger Holdings.Read more
SMB’s Media Team have advised FAE Film and Television Limited on the production and financing of new film Save The Cinema for Sky Cinema.Read more