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  • ECHR judgment and the tricky issue of email monitoring: What now for employers?

    Date:
    14 September 2017

    How should employers adapt their policies on monitoring employees' use of email or other company systems in the wake of a recent ECHR decision? Sarah Ozanne explains.

  • Data subject access requests: Common employer queries

    Date:
    5 September 2017

    How should employers deal with data subject access requests and how will the process change for employers when the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force in May 2018? Clare Gilroy-Scott, a partner at Goodman Derrick LLP, answers some common questions about data subject access requests.

  • Draft EU employment legislation state of play, September 2017

    Date:
    4 September 2017

    This article lists all significant items of employment-related draft EU legislation that are currently in the legislative pipeline, or due to be proposed in the near future. It also shows proposals that have been adopted in the past six months.

  • "Worker" status: What can we expect from the Supreme Court in the Pimlico Plumbers case?

    Date:
    24 August 2017

    Consultant editor Darren Newman expresses surprise that Pimlico Plumbers was granted permission to appeal to the Supreme Court in a case concerning the "worker" or otherwise status of a self-employed plumber - and asks which particular issues the Court might consider.

  • National minimum wage: Avoid the pitfalls of pay averaging

    Date:
    21 August 2017

    Earlier this year it was reported that John Lewis set aside £36 million to compensate for a potential national minimum wage breach. As the Government releases its latest list of organisations owing wages, how can employers avoid the same trap? Fiona Rushforth and Katie Whitford of law firm Wedlake Bell explain.

  • Five ways HR can lead the way with GDPR

    Date:
    15 August 2017

    While the GDPR brings risks and eye-watering penalties for non-compliance, it also brings great opportunities for firms that use it to build a healthier, more effective relationship of trust with customers and employees around data, says Barry Stanton.

  • Draft EU employment legislation state of play, August 2017

    Date:
    2 August 2017

    This article lists all significant items of employment-related draft EU legislation that are currently in the legislative pipeline, or due to be proposed in the near future. It also shows proposals that have been adopted in the past six months.

  • How to find the balance between flexible working and "always on"

    Date:
    19 July 2017

    Research has shown that many workers value flexible working over a pay rise. Sarah Thompson asks how can employers ensure that being able to log on from anywhere does not lead to people never turning off?

  • Taylor review: Establishing employment status

    Date:
    18 July 2017

    Consultant editor Darren Newman looks at the proposals in the Taylor review to clarify employment status.

  • Draft EU employment legislation state of play, July 2017

    Date:
    7 July 2017

    This article lists all significant items of employment-related draft EU legislation that are currently in the legislative pipeline, or due to be proposed in the near future. It also shows proposals that have been adopted in the past six months.

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