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Employment Matters

Issue 18: January 2023

Employment Matters

Editor's Note

Daniel Naftalin - Mishcon de Reya

Welcome to the January 2023 edition of Employment Matters: our round-up of the latest developments in employment law and key issues affecting employers and HR professionals.

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Diversity in the boardroom: The underrepresented gender

Diversity on corporate boards is a hot topic across the business world and is increasingly being reported on. Last month, Cranfield School of Management published its Female FTSE Board Report. The report analyses the representation of women directors on FTSE 350 corporate boards. It found that women held 393 directorship roles across FTSE 100 boards, equivalent to 37.7% as at June 2021.

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#MeToo: what's changed in the last five years?

In this new podcast, Joanna Blackburn and Susannah Kintish, Partners in our Employment team, discuss changes in perspectives and behaviours following the momentum of the #MeToo movement.  They also reflect on the regulatory implications, internal investigations, NDA's, the rise of social media, reputational issues and so much more.

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Is a self-employed workforce the best option if you're building a brand?

The temptation to avoid the regulatory headache of employing people to work for you may prove very strong, particularly if your business is just starting out. However, the alternative – engaging a self-employed workforce – may not always work with the drive to create a strong brand and excellent customer service.

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A new dawn for CSOPs?

Changes to the Company Share Option Plan (CSOP) regime are coming into effect from 6 April 2023 and may inject new life into a once popular type of employee share plan.

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