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Switzerland: Employer’s obligations under the Gender Equality Act

Flag on March 20th, 2023

The principle of equality between men and women is laid down in the Gender Equality Act, in particular the right to equal pay for work of equal value, and must be respected by the employer throughout the employment relationship. The Gender Equality Act applies to both private and public law employment relationships, irrespective of the […]

Expanding into the EEA or UK for the first time

Flag on December 13th, 2022

What are the main considerations when expanding into the European Economic Area (EEA) or the UK for the first time? We have created a checklist of the top 10 considerations for a business taking its first steps in the EEA or UK. Tax and social security Hiring staff Expatriates Check Immigration rules How to incentivise […]

The first prosecution under the UK Bribery Act 2010

on January 10th, 2011

The UK Crown Prosecution Service has announced the first prosecution under the Bribery Act 2010. The defendant is a magistrate’s court clerk who is alleged to have requested a payment of £500 in return for influencing the court’s conduct of a motoring offence.  This is contrary to section 2 of the Act which makes it […]

Uncapped awards for failure to inform and consult on transfer of UK undertakings

on January 10th, 2011

A recent decision confirms that protective awards are uncapped for a breach of the information and consultation obligations under UK transfer of undertaking legislation (“TUPE”). Background A company purchased a business when it went into liquidation.  This was a relevant transfer for the purposes of TUPE and the employees of the business transferred to the […]

UK Bribery Act Training – “Managing the risks”

on January 7th, 2011

CELIA Alliance member Abbiss Cadres LLP is holding further series of lunchtime workshop training sessions on the UK Bribery Act.  Places are limited and are available on a “first come, first served” basis. The sessions will look at how to make a proportionate response to the wide-ranging obligations imposed by the Act in the light […]