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TUPE: Really “Permanent” Health Insurance
Jemille Gibson and Michael Farrier discuss employees who TUPE transfer from one employer (the “transferor”), to another (the “transferee”), must transfer on the exact same terms and conditions, under TUPE.
Boyes Turner CEO announces plans to retire as business reports strong half year
Boyes Turner's CEO Andrew Chalkley has announced plans to retire from the specialist tech law firm in 18 months' time...
An Update on the Law on Electronic Signatures 
Last month the Law Commission published its Report on the electronic execution of documents. Although the law in England and Wales has always recognised a range of signatures – including initials, pictures and printed names – the emergence of digital “smart contracts” in recent years has led to uncertainty about what constitutes a valid method of signature, and in particular, the legal status of electronic signatures. 
Intra-group reorganisations in the technology sector
As new technologies continue to emerge and develop rapidly, many entrepreneurial businesses operating in the same or neighbouring sectors will often expand their foothold in the market by way of acquiring their competitors or up and coming start-ups making noises in their respective field.
Sleep deprivation and the tech solutions
One of the issues discussed at our HR conference last month was the importance of sleep. Our guest speaker, Geraldine Joaquim from Mind Your Business, discussed how organisations can recognise sleep as a foundation for well-being and support their employees in getting a good night's sleep. 
The battle of Asda
The supermarket, Asda, is currently locked in a battle with approximately 12,000 of its staff, represented by the GMB trade union, who have refused to sign new employment contracts.
HR Conference – Achieving Sustainable Workplace Productivity – What we learned
Our London HR Conference last week brought together speakers from legal, corporate, wellbeing and academia to share their thoughts on how we can encourage and support productivity in the workplace.
Plans dropped for an increase in Probate fees – a sigh of relief for bereaved families
This week has seen proposals for the controversial England and Wales Probate fee increase dropped, on grounds of unfairness and disproportionality. Megan Manganaro discusses...
Does vegetarianism amount to a philosophical belief?
This was a question the Employment Tribunal (“ET”) was recently asked to consider in the case of Crossley Farms Limited and others...
Giving gifts as an attorney: some “do”s and “don’t”s for benefiting someone other than the donor
Inherent to the role of an attorney is the requirement, when making decisions of behalf of another (“the donor”), to consider the best interests of that individual...

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