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Sep
28
2017

Michael Sippitt writes for Thomson Reuters on: Migration and Modern Slavery
#Outsourcing & Supply Chain #Press

Until lawyers start to pursue high-profile negligence cases, the status quo is likely to remain unchanged....

Sep
19
2017

Modern slavery in construction supply chains: does your business comply with the Modern Slavery Act 2015?
#Construction #Outsourcing & Supply Chain

‘Modern Slavery’ is a term which encapsulates slavery, servitude, forced or compulsory labour, and human trafficking. Recent estimates suggest that as much as 45 million people could be living in modern slavery, a problem that the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the “Act”) was introduced to help tackle....

May
05
2017

Message from Paris TAG Alliances conference
#Environment #Corporate #Employment #UK Immigration #Outsourcing & Supply Chain #Clarkslegal

Michael Sippitt, Chairman of UK law firm Clarkslegal LLP, addressed the TAG Alliances conference in Paris this week on a panel of lawyers and accountants from the US and Europe discussing the issues of Brexit, the business impact of President Trump, and the future of globalisation....

Mar
30
2017

BBC World Business Report
#Immigration #Employment #UK Immigration #Media & Entertainment #Outsourcing & Supply Chain

Clarkslegal Chairman Michael Sippitt talks on the BBC World Business Report about Brexit...

Mar
03
2017

Construction employers urged to check CSCS cards for signs of forgery
#Construction #Construction #Employment #UK Immigration #Outsourcing & Supply Chain

Lawyers providing specialist legal advice to the construction industry - Right To work Checks and CSCS cards...

Mar
02
2017

When can foreign claims be brought in England?
#Dispute Resolution #Corporate #Employment #Outsourcing & Supply Chain

The English High Court is a popular venue for the resolution of international disputes. From a claimant’s perspective, it allows the possibility of various funding models and the ability to recover costs from the losing party. ...

Jan
31
2017

Can directors be disqualified for employing illegal workers?
#Immigration #Employment #Outsourcing & Supply Chain #Directors' Duties

The Immigration, Asylum & Nationality Act 2006 (“IANA 2006”), makes employers responsible for preventing illegal working in the UK. Section 35 of the Immigration Act 2016 allows the Home Office to commence criminal proceedings against employers who know or have reasonable cause to believe that they are employing someone illegally....

Jan
20
2017

SFO shows teeth in Rolls Royce bribery settlement
#Directors' Duties #Dispute Resolution #Outsourcing & Supply Chain

The High Court has approved a deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) between Rolls Royce (RR) and the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) in relation to widespread allegations of bribery and corruption over a 24 year period....

Oct
24
2016

Big brands face modern slavery challenge
#Employment #Outsourcing & Supply Chain

The news broken by the BBC Panorama investigation about refugees and children alleged to be working in Turkey on clothes for Marks and Spencer and ASOS, whatever the facts are found to be, highlights the challenge of supply chain management and risk to big brands of being linked with such accusations. ...

Jul
14
2016

The Ethical Labour Standard and the Modern Slavery Act
#Outsourcing & Supply Chain #Construction

BES 6001 enables product manufacturers to ensure – and prove – that their products have been made with constituent materials that have been responsibly sourced. ...

Jul
12
2016

International Supply Chains – what happens when things go wrong?
#Dispute Resolution #Outsourcing & Supply Chain

In cases where the supply partner you appoint doesn't fulfil you expectations, you will want to ensure that you have a carefully drafted contract providing you with the best protection and remedies to minimise the negative consequences of your supplier’s underperformance. ...

Jun
16
2016

Free range eggs but not free range workers
#Employment #Outsourcing & Supply Chain

Following the DJ Houghton Catching Services Ltd modern slavery case, employers should ensure that modern slavery is eradicated from their supply chains, with larger organisations being expected to publish annual slavery and trafficking statements. ...

Apr
27
2016

New pressures on HR from supply chain risks
#Outsourcing & Supply Chain #Employment

Convergence of various developments will pull over stretched HR more towards how to manage and monitor supply chain issues, especially when contracting with overseas countries that have a high risk profile for workforce practices that offend international standards and UK corporate values....

Dec
10
2015

Public procurement: can bidders who refuse to pay minimum wage be excluded?
#Public Procurement #Dispute Resolution #Outsourcing & Supply Chain

In the recent case of RegioPost GmbH v Stadt Landau in der Pfalz, the European Court of Justice has decided that excluding a bidder from a tender who had failed to complete a declaration confirming that it would pay minimum wage to its workers did not constitute a breach of European public procurement law. ...

Sep
28
2015

Contracting authorities: check your specifications
#Public Procurement #Outsourcing & Supply Chain

A recent case before the European Court of Justice has underlined the need for contracting authorities to carefully check contract specifications before publishing tenders....

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