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All items: Managing employees/workers

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Why some employers must provide extra holiday in 2018

    Date:
    31 October 2017

    As a result of the way in which the Easter bank holidays fall in 2018 and 2019, some employers will breach their employees' annual leave rights unless they furnish them with an extra day's annual leave.

  • HR horrors: How to flee four frightening scenarios

    Date:
    31 October 2017

    Halloween is upon us, but what are the most common HR horrors and how should employers deal with them? Alexandra Bonner and Emily Kearsey from Goodman Derrick look at some spooky hypothetical examples.

  • Sexual harassment: the rise of historical allegations

    Date:
    31 October 2017

    With the reports of historical sexual harassment in Hollywood and now Parliament, employees may feel increasingly able to come forward with such claims in the workplace. Will Clift, solicitor at Winckworth Sherwood, looks at how HR should handle them and the legal grounds for allegations of historical sexual harassment.

  • How can employers protect documents used in internal investigations?

    Date:
    24 October 2017

    Court decisions from earlier this year have reduced the scope of legal privilege when it comes to protecting documents created during internal investigations. What steps can employers take to ensure sensitive communications do not have to be released unnecessarily?

  • Time running out for Brexit migration consultation

    Date:
    24 October 2017

    With this Friday's deadline to contribute towards the call for evidence from the Migration Advisory Committee, Jackie Penlington looks at the potential impact of Brexit and the Government's current thinking on the employment of European nationals.

  • Parental bereavement leave: a small step in the right direction

    Date:
    18 October 2017

    While recognising the good intentions behind the recently published Parental Leave Bill, consultant editor Darren Newman questions the practical value of the proposed new right to paid parental bereavement leave.

  • Employment status: the dominant theme for 2017

    Date:
    29 September 2017

    Consultant editor Darren Newman discusses the employment status cases that have been dominating the news this year.

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