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  1. Legal news
    24 September 2019
    What makes a day, a day?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/australia/what-makes-a-day-a-day

    The Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia has handed down a landmark decision in relation to how entitlements to paid personal (sick)/carer's leave should be calculated under section 96(1) of the Fair Work Act ...

  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
    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 ...

  4. Legal news
    28 September 2020
    Responding to the Black Lives Matter movement, and making Black History Month really count
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/responding-to-the-black-lives-matter-movement-and-making-black-history-month-really-count

    The Black Lives Matter movement has been around since 2013. It originated with the creation of a hashtag on social media in response to the killing of a Black teenager and the acquittal of the man who shot him; but in ...

  5. Legal news
    18 July 2019
    Counterfeit Mobile Devices – More Than Just a Security Risk
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/uae/counterfeit-mobile-devices-more-than-just-a-security-risk

    A recent study conducted by the EU’s Intellectual Property Office (EU IPO), said that 180 million fake mobile phones are sold globally per annum (www.euipo.europa.eu – "The Economic Cost of IPR Infringement in the ...

  6. Legal news
    13 June 2019
    New employment law – DIFC taking international cues
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/new-employment-law--difc-taking-international-cues

    DIFC's new Employment Law is expected to offer a more secure work environment to all employees and is aimed at fostering robust working relationships between employer and employees.

  7. Legal news
    24 January 2018
    Accountant Found Accessorily Liable for Underpayment of Client's Employees
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2018/australia/accountant-found-accessorily-liable-for-underpayment-of-clients-employees

    Blue Impression Pty Ltd operated a Japanese fast food outlet and used Ezy Accounting 123 Pty Ltd ("Ezy") for accounting services which included book keeping, data entry and processing of wage payments.

  8. Twobirds news
    09 August 2019
    We advise PostNL on sale of German business operations to Quantum
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/press-releases/2019/germany/bird-bird-beraet-postnl-bei-verkauf-des-deutschlandgeschaefts-an-quantum

    Our German team recently advised Dutch Post, PostNL on the sale of its German business operations “Postcon” to Quantum Capital Partners. Postcon is the number-two mail provider in Germany.

  9. Twobirds news
    04 August 2020
    Bird & Bird advises Elite World Group on new venture for the creation of digital talents and models
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/press-releases/2020/global/bird-and-bird-advises-elite-world-group-on-new-venture-for-the-creation-of-digital-talents

    International law firm Bird & Bird advised Elite World Group ("Elite"), the world's largest model management network, on the establishment of a new agency called EWG Virtual ("EWG").

  10. 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.