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  1. Legal news
    26 May 2020
    UK: HMRC announces that almost 800 people have reported their employers for fraudulently claiming money from the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/hmrc-announces-that-almost-800-people-have-reported-their-employers

    The announcement comes after HMRC raised concerns about financial crime during the pandemic and publicised a whistle-blowing hotline only last month. It is very likely that criminal investigations and prosecutions will ...

  2. Legal news
    28 February 2020
    Changes to National Minimum Wage rules from April 2020
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/changes-to-national-minimum-wage-rules-from-april-2020

    From 6 April 2020, the government will reintroduce the practice of publically naming and shaming businesses that do not pay their workers the National Minimum Wage ("NMW"). The scheme was suspended in 2018 for review ...

  3. Legal news
    30 January 2019
    New employers liable for National Minimum Wage (NMW) underpayments after TUPE transfer
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/uk/new-employers-liable-for-nmw-underpayments-after-tupe-transfer

    HMRC has confirmed that it will now enforce outstanding liabilities and penalties for failing to pay the National Minimum Wage (NMW) to employees subject to a TUPE transfer against their new employer – the transferee

  4. Legal news
    30 January 2019
    Low Pay Commission reviews annual National Minimum Wage compliance and names hospitality employees as most likely to be underpaid
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/uk/low-pay-commission-reviews-annual-national-minimum-wage-compliance

    The Low Pay Commission has recently published its independent report on underpayment of the National Minimum Wage (NMW) during 2017/18. The Commission found that over 200,000 workers were underpaid by a cumulative total ...

  5. Legal news
    30 September 2019
    Harassment and the hospitality sector
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/harassment-and-the-hospitality-sector

    Since news broke of the Weinstein scandal in 2017, the #metoo movement has exploded on social media and has become something larger than just an internet movement. The spotlight has placed the often taboo subject of ...

  6. Legal news
    01 March 2019
    Talking Shop February 2019
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/talking-shop-february-2019

    Welcome to the February edition of our Retail & Consumer monthly news round-up. This newsletter focuses on key news and updates for retail and consumer-facing businesses around the world.

  7. Legal news
    01 February 2019
    Talking Shop January 2019
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/talking-shop-january-2019

    Welcome to the January edition of our Retail & Consumer monthly news round-up.

  8. Legal news
    27 January 2021
    Modern Slavery in retail sector supply chains: dealing with investigations
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/uk/modern-slavery-in-retail-sector-supply-chains-dealing-with-investigations

    Ensuring the rights of workers and working conditions in supply chains should be a core part of corporate compliance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the "Act"). However, investigations highlighting poor pay and ...

  9. Legal news
    11 October 2018
    EU migration post-Brexit: recommendations of the Migration Advisory Committee
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/uk/eu-migration-post-brexit-recommendations-of-the-migration-advisory-committee

    In September 2018, employers and EU citizens welcomed the final report from the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC), which sketched the outline of a future migration landscape for EU workers.