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  • How does the GDPR apply to businesses outside the EU?

    Date:
    20 August 2018

    Organisations are still getting to grips with their obligations under the new General Data Protection Regulation. But if you operate outside the EU, that does not mean you're exempt from the new legislation, as Alice O'Donovan from McGuireWoods explains.

  • Draft EU employment legislation state of play, August 2018

    Date:
    1 August 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.

  • How employers can support the growing band of older workers

    Date:
    26 July 2018

    The Office for Tax Simplification (OTS) has suggested gig economy firms should deduct tax from the earnings of self-employed workers in a system similar to PAYE.

  • Why boardrooms must get a grip on occupational fraud

    Date:
    26 July 2018

    In light of the malicious payroll data breach at Morrisons carried out by a disgruntled employee in 2014, and more recent alleged employee sabotage at US electric car manufacturer Tesla, David Kearns, a specialist in employee dishonesty, looks at why it's time for boardrooms to act to protect themselves from the "internal threat".

  • Sleeping care worker only "available" for work and not actually working for minimum wage purposes

    Date:
    24 July 2018

    Consultant editor Darren Newman looks at a recent case in which the Court of Appeal ruled that a care worker required to sleep on the employer's premises was simply "available" for work rather than actually working, and therefore caught by the sleepover exemption in the minimum wage legislation.

  • Executive pay ratio reporting: Six issues for employers to consider now

    Date:
    17 July 2018

    On 1 January 2019, legislation comes into force requiring UK quoted companies with more than 250 employees to publish the pay ratio between their CEO and "average" employees. Jo Faragher investigates the issues related to mandatory executive pay ratio reports that employers should be thinking about now.

  • How does gender pay gap reporting affect transgender or non-binary employees?

    Date:
    13 July 2018

    The new gender pay gap reporting laws currently make no mention of transgender or non-binary employees - employers can only classify staff as male or female. Could this grey area mask a wider pay gap issue? Alex Christen from Capital Law investigates.

  • Trump cap firing puts workplace policies in the spotlight

    Date:
    12 July 2018

    As protests greet Donald Trump's arrival in the UK, Michael Hibbs looks at the recent news from Canada, where a restaurant manager was fired for refusing to serve a man wearing a 'Make America Great Again' cap, and examines the implications for employers in the UK.

  • Draft EU employment legislation state of play, July 2018

    Date:
    2 July 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.

  • Moves and mergers: what are the legal implications of staff relocation?

    Date:
    27 June 2018

    With large-scale staff movements back in the news thanks to the proposed merger of Asda and Sainsbury's, what do employers need to consider when it comes to relocation? Luke Green from Hill Dickinson details some practical steps.

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