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Protection for whistleblowers strengthened
May 2013

The government has strengthened the whistleblowing rules to protect workers who publicly disclose bad behaviour from harassment from bosses or co-workers.

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The perils of pension payouts on parting
May 2013

Given that the UK has one of the least generous state pensions, coupled with an ever increasing retirement age, many people need to rely on a private pension provision to maintain the standard of living they enjoyed during their working years.

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EAT clashes on post-employment victimisation claims
May 2013

A recent decision by the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) which, contrary to previous guidance, might enable individuals to make claims for victimisation against former employers is set to cause confusion for businesses.

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Pre-pack review announced
May 2013

The Government recently announced that there will be an independent review of the controversial insolvency vehicle called pre-pack administration.

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Health and safety liability no longer automatic
May 2013

The strict liability regime that considers companies automatically responsible for some workplace injuries is to be removed.

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Bribery laws: nearly half of companies do not vet suppliers’ compliance
May 2013

New research has revealed that nearly 50 percent of companies failed to vet suppliers’ compliance with the Bribery Act, which came into force in July 2011.

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Bribery laws: nearly half of companies do not vet suppliers’ compliance
May 2013

New research has revealed that nearly 50 percent of companies failed to vet suppliers’ compliance with the Bribery Act, which came into force in July 2011.

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Potential changes to intellectual property legislation
May 2013

The Law Commission has launched a consultation on changes to the regulations which look at the making of groundless threats when seeking to enforce intellectual property rights (IPR).

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40 percent rise in corporate manslaughter cases
May 2013

Cases of corporate manslaughter investigated by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) have risen by 40 percent from the previous year.

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Libel laws reformed with the introduction of the Defamation Act
May 2013

The libel laws in England and Wales are set to be overhauled with the Defamation Bill receiving Royal Assent on 25th April 2013.

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