Employment Law Cloud

Law Firm: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey (UK) LLP
Firm Size:  Large
Released: September 11, 2011
Platform: iPhone (iTunes)
Cost: Free

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UK employment practices appear to be in a fierce battle in the mobile space. As we have blogged about here and here (and elsewhere), a number of UK-based law firms have created apps as resources for HR professionals. Squire, Sanders & Dempsey joins the fray with its UK Employment Law Cloud App.

Features of the the firm’s app include:

  • Interactive calculators to calculate redundancy/severance pay and maternity leave
  • Interactive checklists/step-by-step guides for disciplinary, grievance and flexible working requests
  • Access to the firm’s Employment Law updates and HR-focused workshops as well as to “Essential HR Legal Facts”
  • Push notifications that automatically notify the user when there are new developments

Squire Sanders Labour & Employment Partner, Charles Frost, commented:

We have endeavoured to create an app that genuinely benefits HR professionals and are delighted with the final product, as we believe it to be the most innovative and useful UK Employment law app in the marketplace.

The firm, in its press release, indicated that it is committed to the development of the app into other key jurisdictions (such an effort would be unique in the mobile space). Also, the firm claims that their app is the first employment law app to include push notifications to alert users when there are key developments in UK employment law.

A word to Squire Sanders Hammonds’ IP lawyers. Your app logo has some similarities to Apple’s iCloud logo. You may get a call from Apple’s lawyers.

– Law App Guy