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Managing employees/workers

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  • More protections against "excessive" employee surveillance needed

    Date:
    17 August 2018
    Type:
    News

    Two-thirds of workers fear that workplace surveillance fuels distrust and could be used in a discriminatory way if left unregulated, prompting a call for new protections to prevent excessive or intrusive monitoring by employers.

  • Gig economy drivers on collision course with GDPR

    Date:
    16 August 2018
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    Some of the major names in the development of the gig economy - such as Deliveroo, Pimlico Plumbers and Uber - may be about to find that the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) interferes with core operations within their businesses, writes Seddons solicitor Harry Abrams.

  • How employers can get the best out of data scientists

    Date:
    16 August 2018
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    HR is under pressure to attract the best data science talent so they can unlock valuable business insights. But it's not as straightforward as it seems, as analytics recruitment specialist Kim Nilsson points out.

  • The consequences of trade union recognition: local authority

    Type:
    Employment law manual

    Updated to include a link to the government website where data submitted by public-sector employers relating to facility time will be published.

  • Type:
    Legal advice

    Smartphones are encouraging employees to exceed the number of hours they are contracted to work, which in some cases could lead them into conflict with their employers.

  • Unfair dismissal: Refusal to postpone disciplinary hearing when chosen companion unavailable

    Date:
    15 August 2018
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Talon Engineering Ltd v Smith, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that an employer's refusal to postpone a disciplinary hearing for two weeks to allow the employee's union official to accompany her made her dismissal unfair.

  • General Data Protection Regulation

    Type:
    Editor's choice

    Updated to include reference to our latest GDPR-compliant model policies concerning rectification and erasure of personal data, and the provision of explicit consent to the processing of personal data.

  • Shared parental leave: removing financial barriers could encourage uptake

    Date:
    10 August 2018
    Type:
    News

    Research by University College London suggests that the shared parental leave scheme is failing, with financial implications and strict eligibility criteria creating barriers for many new parents. But there are ways the scheme can be saved.

  • Dismissal: Successful appeal revives employment contract

    Date:
    9 August 2018
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Patel v Folkestone Nursing Home Ltd, the Court of Appeal held that the effect of a contractual right of appeal against dismissal is that a successful appeal revives the contract and extinguishes the original dismissal.

  • Flexible working policies and practice survey 2018

    Date:
    8 August 2018
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    XpertHR's latest research looks at employers' flexible working policies, examines the key trends in flexible working arrangements and presents the benefits and challenges of putting such provisions into practice.

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