New employer pension duties
From 1 October 2012 employers are now required to auto-enrol their eligible workers (referred to as “jobholders”) in a pension scheme which satisfies specific criteria, unless the jobholders are already active members of the employer’s qualifying pension scheme.
Maritime Labour Convention
The Philippines became the 30th country to ratify the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) and accordingly the MLC will enter into force 12 months from this date, on 20 August 2013. The UK, although still to ratify, fully intends to do so and to implement domestic legislation to take effect from 20 August 2013.
Winning the jurisdiction battle: Faraday v Howden North America
This Briefing Note looks at the recent Court of Appeal decision on jurisdiction in Faraday v Howden North America. Ince acted on behalf of Faraday, the successful London Market respondents.
Employment Bulletin - Social Media (May 2012)
Social media such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn has revolutionised the way many people share information, not only in their personal but also working lives. While there are numerous advantages to this, in the professional arena employers must be alive to the risks of employee misuse. In this article we discuss some of the common issues employers face and what should be done to overcome this.
Ince & Co - Employment Law Update (Spring 2012)
Court gives welcome guidance on binding nature of guarantees sent by swift
28.12.2011 | Business & Finance, Shipping, International Trade & Commodities
In a dispute between the buyers of a ship and the Korean banks giving a refund guarantee, the court was dismissive of suggestions that a guarantee provided by SWIFT is not binding.