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  • Business travel in the Trump and Brexit era: How to prepare for policy changes

    Date:
    22 February 2018

    Fundamental changes in the immigration policy on both sides of the Atlantic mean that globally mobile workers face uncertain times. With potential more changes in the pipeline for those travelling to both the US and EU, how should employers prepare?

  • Three common misconceptions about sick pay

    Date:
    21 February 2018

    With recent figures showing that many employees have little idea of their sick pay entitlements, Leon Deakin from Coffin Mew explores three common misconceptions.

  • Presidents Club scandal: Is there any value in non-disclosure agreements?

    Date:
    9 February 2018

    Reports of sexual harassment at the recent Presidents Club charity dinner form part of a worrying trend of unwanted behaviour directed against women, writes David Israel. But the circumstances around the event - and efforts to keep it secret - have also put the efficacy of non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) in the spotlight.

  • Draft EU employment legislation state of play, February 2018

    Date:
    5 February 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.

  • Harassment and inequality: should some of the red-tape "burdens" be reinstated?

    Date:
    26 January 2018

    Consultant editor Darren Newman looks at amendments to "cut red tape" made to the Equality Act by the previous coalition Government - which, in light of the harassment and inequality issues now being exposed on a regular basis, seem particularly ill advised and outdated.

  • 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.

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