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From time to time we will post news articles and announcements relating to the firm and to various legal issues that may be of interest to you.

Discrimination: Conflicting Characteristics

The recent high profile case of Lee v McArthur and others in Northern Ireland has received a lot of press attention, concerning the refusal of a bakery to provide a cake with a pro-gay marriage slogan.

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Failures in Data Protection can be Costly

The Information Commissioner (ICO) recently imposed a fine of £15,000 on a Nursing Home in Northern Ireland for failure to keep personal data secure.

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National Minimum Wage - Named and Shamed

Last month, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) published its largest ever list of National Minimum Wage offenders, naming 197 companies who owe workers arrears of pay as a result of not paying the national minimum wage. Many of the companies named owed thousands of pounds to individual workers, with the largest amount owed was by a London company, who has now paid arrears of almost £100,000 between 30 workers.

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Changes to Taxation of Settlement Payments

The government has published draft legislation which will make changes to how settlement payments are taxed. These changes are not intended to come into force until April 2018 and will have an effect on what parties may be willing to offer or accept when entering into a settlement agreement.

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