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Brought to heel: Discriminatory dress codes in the UK workplace

30th January 2017

Two House of Commons committees have published a report on Wednesday 25th January calling for better legal protection for female workers who are subjected to discriminatory dress codes. The investigation was triggered by the case of Nicola Thorp who was sent home without pay by her employer for not complying with a requirement to wear high heels of between two and four inches. MSI's Northern UK law member Myerson explains further.

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USA: EPA’s regulation of hazardous waste materials

27th January 2017

At the beginning of 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) appeared on track to accomplish three tasks intended to address problems faced by the retail sector in complying with hazardous waste regulations under the federal Resource, Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). But as a new year and a new presidential administration settle into place, only one of those tasks has actually been finalised. MSI's New Jersey law member Greenbaum Rowe Smith & Davis LLP explains further.

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UK: Planning conditions & conditions precedent

19th January 2017

The Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) issued a consultation on improving the use of planning conditions on 7 September 2016. MSI's Northern UK law member Burnetts explains the planning conditions and why they are used by local planning authorities.

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India & Singapore: Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) protocol

25th January 2017

India and Singapore signed a third protocol on 30 December 2016 in New Delhi to amend their Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA). MSI’s Indian accounting member Chokshi Group explains further.

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