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Despite Brexit being likely to take up most of the government’s time, for at least another 12 months, there is plenty set to change in the world of employment law this year which will affect both individuals and organisations. So,… Read on
A recent decision confirms that whistleblowing protection does not apply if a disclosure is made purely out of self-interest. Protection for whistleblowers Workers who disclose wrongdoing by their employer (or a third party) enjoy enhanced legal protection from detriment or… Read on
Can an employer be held liable when an employee intentionally breaches data protection laws? According to a recent High Court case, the answer is yes. In the case of Various claimants v Wm Morrisons Supermarket PLC, the Court ruled that… Read on
What happens to ongoing equal pay claims when employees transfer to a new company after their previous employer has become insolvent? That was the question considered by the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) in the case of Graysons Restaurants Ltd v… Read on
The European Court of Human Rights has recently ruled that video surveillance of lecture halls at the University of Montenegro infringed professors’ right to privacy under Article 8 (right to respect for one’s “private and family life”) of the European… Read on
The Government recently published the latest list of employers who have been fined for paying their staff less than the required amount under national minimum wage legislation. 16,000 workers received £1.7 million in back pay and across the UK 260… Read on
From the beginning of April 2018, the statutory payments that eligible employees receive while on maternity, paternity, adoption, shared parental or sick leave will go up. Statutory maternity, paternity, adoption, shared parental and maternity allowance will increase to £145.18 (from… Read on
Don’t spend it all at once but, the national living wage and other rates of the national minimum wage are set to go up from April next year! The Chancellor announced the increases in his Autumn Budget last month. For… Read on
While the festive season is traditionally the time to be jolly, employers risk a New Year’s headache if they fail to understand their legal responsibilities to staff at the Christmas party. Employers can be held “vicariously liable” for the actions… Read on
As snow and ice continue to cause disruption across the UK, many organisations will be forced to close but what are employers’ rights and obligations in such circumstances? Do we have to pay employees who can’t get into work? An… Read on