Information technology

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  • Microchipping workers: What are the moral, practical and legal implications?

    Date:
    22 August 2017
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    Three Square Market, a Wisconsin-based tech company, recently became one of the first in the world to microchip staff. David Sheppard, associate at Capital Law, looks at the employment law implications of this controversial move.

  • Finance and HR: It is time to collaborate

    Date:
    17 July 2017
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    HR and finance are used to operating in silos, but marrying the two functions can bring major benefits to businesses. Kavitha Sivasubramaniam looks at how and why a collaborative approach could be the start of a happy, lifelong partnership.

  • Technology is disrupting work, but what do staff think?

    Date:
    1 July 2017
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    How is the world of work changing? Perhaps more importantly, how do staff perceive it to be changing? ADP president Don McGuire shares the software company's large-scale annual research findings of employees' attitudes to work.

  • Cases on appeal

    Date:
    1 June 2017
    Type:
    Law reports

    Cases on appeal provides news on key case law developments that are expected.

  • Date:
    19 May 2017
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    An investment bank employee has been investigated by the Financial Conduct Authority after sharing confidential client information over WhatsApp. While a reasonable level of employee social media use at work may be acceptable, it is still important to have clear social media policies.

  • Social media misconduct: long-serving employee's dismissal over Facebook comments was harsh but fair

    Date:
    16 May 2017
    Type:
    Law reports

    An employment tribunal has rejected the unfair dismissal claim of a long-serving employee with a clean disciplinary record who was dismissed over comments she made on Facebook about her employer.

  • The future of HR: Embrace technology, but stay human

    Date:
    11 May 2017
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    Balancing HR technology with a commitment to doing good for society is critical to the future of HR. Michael Carty reports from last month's Westminster Employment Forum conference.

  • Date:
    20 April 2017
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    A recent legal case involving messaging service WhatsApp raises issues about monitoring employee communications. Nick Le Riche, a partner at Bircham Dyson Bell, offers practical tips on balancing employees' privacy rights with employers' need to protect confidential data.

  • Podcast: Social media and recruitment

    Date:
    17 February 2017
    Type:
    Audio and video

    In this week's podcast, we discuss the use of social media in the recruitment process and look at the results of our recent survey on the topic.

  • Social media: employee fairly dismissed for historic tweets

    Date:
    10 January 2017
    Type:
    Law reports

    This tribunal decision concerns a long-serving employee who was dismissed for making derogatory comments about his colleagues and his employer that he had posted on Twitter up to three years previously.

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