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Shoosmiths LLP | January 2023

It’s 2023 and in the first of our HR Improve articles for this year we focus on three key areas for employers to consider when bringing new talent into their business.  Permission to work in the United Kingdom  Making sure that any new starter has the right to work in the UK is essential and this should be checked prior to the first day of employment to make sure that they can start as planned ...

Shoosmiths LLP | January 2023

On 31 December 2023 under the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill, all retained EU law will be revoked. Suzanne Burrell, partner, and Kim Muddimer, PSL at Shoosmiths examine the background to the Bill and the possible impact on UK occupational pension schemes. On 22 September 2022, the UK government announced that all retained EU laws will be sunset (meaning revoked) on 31 December 2023 under the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill (Bill) ...

Non-compete clauses in employment agreements have been the source of much controversy over the years. Employers want them to protect their human capital and to prevent competitors from stealing their valued employees. Employees dislike them because they prevent mobility of employment. There are good arguments on both sides. Recently, there have been developments that seem to erode the enforceability of non-competes ...

Shoosmiths LLP | January 2023

With the new year in full swing, we look at what we can expect in the employee incentives space in 2023. Board discretion for enterprise management incentive (‘EMI’) options:  A key development last year was the arrival of the long-awaited HMRC guidance on the use of board discretion in the context of EMI options in October 2022. The uncertainty around HMRC practice had been causing hesitation in advice and delays on corporate transactions ...

Lavery Lawyers | January 2023

In response to the pandemic, the Canadian government launched in the spring of 2020 the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (the ?CEWS?), a program that provides employers with a subsidy based on the remuneration paid to their employees and income they lost during the pandemic. Section 125.7 of the Income Tax Act (the ?ITA?) sets out how the subsidy is to be calculated, and likely caused problems for those who had to interpret this ambiguous provision without supporting doctrine or jurisprudence ...

Shoosmiths LLP | January 2023

In the second part in this series, we take a look at the possible changes that could be made to improve the Working Time Regulations 1998 (WTR) and the Agency Worker Regulations 2010. Working Time Regulations - 48-hour week The WTR derive from the EU Council’s Directive on working time (1993) and the Council Directive on the protection of young people (1994) ...

After lengthy debates in the Parliament, the new Social Dialogue Law, i.e. Law no. 367/2022 was published in the Official Gazette no. 1238/2022 on December 22, 2022, the lawmakers opting to expressly repeal the “famous” Law no. 62/2011 with the entry into force of the new legislative framework, which is not at all surprising considering the many changes brought on by the new law. Law no ...

Shoosmiths LLP | January 2023

Much has been written about this Bill and the potential impact that it could have on UK law.  Most of this has been directed towards the potential negative consequences, including how numerous protections provided to employees by EU law might be removed.  If you are not already aware, the Bill, if passed in its original form, means that all law that is derived from the UKs membership of the EU will cease to have legal effect on 31 December 2023 – the sunset date ...

Shoosmiths LLP | January 2023

A recent Employment Tribunal (tribunal) decision provides employers with peace of mind when deciding to implement workplace policies that emerge in response to previously unforeseen workplace risks.  We examine Shields v Alliance Healthcare Management Services (Alliance), a case successfully defended by Shoosmiths, and outline the key steps that employers can take to confidently implement reactionary workplace policies ...

DFDL | January 2023

Following the enactment of Sub-Decree No. 196 (“Sub-Decree 196”) on the 28th of September 2022 by the Royal Government of Cambodia (click here ) the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF) issued Instruction 017 on the 27th of December 2022 on the Implementation of the new rates of Tax on Salary ...

Carey Olsen | January 2023

This briefing sets out the key requirements of PIPA and the steps that your organisation can take to prepare for its implementation.   PIPA coming into force PIPA was enacted in 2016 to regulate the use of personal information in Bermuda by individuals, companies, public authorities and other organisations ...

DFDL | January 2023

This year marks the fifth anniversary of the introduction of the transfer pricing regime in Cambodia. Recent changes in local transfer pricing regulations, tax audit practices, and documentation mean that now – more than ever – you need the right advisor to reduce the tax audit risks associated with related party transactions. DFDL Cambodia’s specialized transfer pricing team combines international experience and deep knowledge of the local legal and tax environment ...

Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS | January 2023

The rules on exit tax on shares and certain other securities mean that private individuals who move from Norway and becomes resident for tax purposes in another country must pay tax for latent profits on shares etc., as if the shares had been sold the day before emigration. Change in law is now in force As the rules have been until 28 November 2022, the exit tax ceased to apply if the shares were not realized five years after emigration ...

Shearn Delamore & Co. | January 2023

New Guidelines on the Employment of Foreign Workers in Malaysia Dear valued clients, colleagues and friends, The long-awaited Employment (Amendment) Act 2022 (“Amendment Act 2022”) has finally come into force on 1 January 2023 ...

We summarize here what we believe are the top 5 Alabama tax cases decided in the past year that would interest our CPA readers.  Not surprisingly, almost all are Alabama Tax Tribunal rulings, so in those instances we deleted that reference and simply list the date of the latest ruling. If you’d like a copy of or have a question about any of these rulings, please email one of us ...

On July 9, 2021, President Biden signed an Executive Order requesting that agencies, including the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), issue rules banning employers from entering non-compete agreements with employees. Following that request, on January 5, 2023, the FTC announced it is proposing sweeping new regulations that would bar employers from entering into or enforcing non-compete agreements with employees that prevent an employee from working with a competitor ...

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP | January 2023

On January 5, 2023, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a proposed rule[1] to prohibit employers from enforcing non-compete agreements against former employees, contractors, and other workers. The proposed rule defines “non-compete clause” broadly as “a contractual term between an employer and a worker that prevents the worker from seeking or accepting employment with a person, or operating a business, after the conclusion of the worker’s employment ...

Krogerus | January 2023

The Finnish Government has published a proposal for the temporary Windfall Tax Act in Finland, the draft of which was briefly discussed in our previous article on the subject. The proposed temporary windfall tax would be applicable to so-called windfall profits gained during tax year 2023 by companies operating in the electricity or the fossil fuel sector. The aim of the proposal is to tax said sectors' increased profits resulting from the current energy crisis ...

Shoosmiths LLP | January 2023

With the war, supply chain issues, rising energy costs and skills shortages, many employers will want to put 2022 firmly behind them. What does 2023 have in store? For the economy only time will tell, but for employment law things are a little clearer. Employment Bill The long-awaited Employment Bill is still to appear in draft form and it is doubtful this will materialise in 2023, at least in the early stages ...

Shoosmiths LLP | January 2023

On 14 December 2022, following a campaign by the Royal Yachting Association, the UK Government confirmed that it would not be implementing changes to HMRC policy to enable UK residents that purchased (EU) VAT paid UK vessels located in the EU prior to the end of the Brexit transition period (31 December 2020) to bring these vessels back into the UK without incurring a second (UK) VAT charge ...

Shoosmiths LLP | December 2022

In the final instalment of our “future of work” series, we look at the potential ways advancements in technology have changed and continue to change the way we work. Keeping us connected Technology has been used in workplaces for many years and has been at the forefront of the move away from traditional employment models – the advent of mobile apps to support the gig economy being a prime example ...

Shoosmiths LLP | December 2022

We can only assume that the pensions industry at large put “a busy and unpredictable 12 months” at the top of its wish list at the start of the year, and 2022 certainly delivered. From the sombre to the unprecedented, 2022 had it all.  The year was bookended by investment issues. In February, View More

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP | December 2022

A lesser-known state incentive in the nonprofit sector has created a boon for taxpayers, private education institutions and their students. Across the country, states are providing tax credits that reduce individuals’ state income taxes for any donation to a state-certified nonprofit organization providing scholarships to K-12 students to attend private schools ...