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  • How does TUPE apply across international borders?

    Date:
    22 January 2018

    When a business or service is transferred outside the UK, affected employees often take redundancy. But what happens if an employee asks to be transferred to the outsourced offices? Dr John McMullen, a partner at Wrigleys Solicitors LLP, looks at the application of TUPE in these circumstances.

  • Do social networks increase exposure to sexual harassment claims?

    Date:
    17 January 2018

    There is a school of thought that new forms of digital technology have driven a new wave of sexual harassment in the workplace.

  • Beware of winter delays when sponsoring tier 2 general workers

    Date:
    11 January 2018

    Employers wishing to sponsor non-EEA nationals under tier 2 (general) this winter should be aware that there is no guarantee that an application for a restricted certificate of sponsorship will be successful.

  • Morrisons data breach sounds warning on vicarious liability

    Date:
    5 January 2018

    In a recent case, Morrisons supermarket was found vicariously liable for a malicious data breach carried out by an employee with a grudge against his employer. The case gives a sharp reminder that when it comes to data, protection begins at home. Molly Paatz, a solicitor at Burges Salmon LLP looks at how employers can minimise the risks.

  • Draft EU employment legislation state of play, January 2018

    Date:
    4 January 2018

    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.

  • Thomas Cook case reveals what unions must tell employers about industrial action plans

    Date:
    3 January 2018

    What does a union have to tell its members and the employer about planned industrial action? Nick Chronias explains.

  • Dyson case: What employers need to know about fiduciary duties

    Date:
    20 December 2017

    Electrical company Dyson recently announced it would sue its former chief executive, Max Conze, for "breaching his fiduciary duties" and sharing company secrets. What are employers' obligations in this area? Susan Doris-Obando from Dentons explains.

  • How to deal with the risks of departing employees with a grudge

    Date:
    19 December 2017

    Employees who are leaving under a cloud can cause problems, demonstrated recently when a Twitter employee hid President Trump's account - however welcome that was for many people. What practical steps can employers take to avoid damage to their property or reputation?

  • Draft EU employment legislation state of play, December 2017

    Date:
    4 December 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.

  • Employment status: the impact of a genuine "substitution clause"

    Date:
    17 November 2017

    Consultant editor Darren Newman looks at how Deliveroo managed to ensure that its riders were neither workers nor employees through the inclusion of a "substitution clause" in their contracts.

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