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26 09, 2018

New Data Protection Laws – The Common Misconceptions

By | September 26th, 2018|Commercial, Corporate, Hotels, Leisure & Retail, Human Resources & Recruitment|

It has been nearly 3 months since Europe entered a new age of data protection. Change, on a scale as comprehensive as this, has created a lot of confusion. The old regime (dating back to 1998 in the UK, before Facebook was even invented) was long outdated and no longer fit for purpose; now replaced by much stricter rules with [...]

7 09, 2018

Sleeping On The Job

By | September 7th, 2018|Employment, Human Resources & Recruitment|

The Court of Appeal has held that care workers who sleep-in, are not entitled to the national minimum wage under the National Minimum Wage Act 2015 (NMWR 2015) for the time during which they are asleep. This is very good news for the care home sector who would have then been facing claims of several hundreds of millions of pounds in [...]

15 01, 2018

Brexit Legal Update – European Nationals Living in the UK: Latest Government Guidance

By | January 15th, 2018|Employment, Human Resources & Recruitment, Immigration|

In December, after months of negotiation, the UK government reached an agreement in principle with the EU across three areas including on the rights of EU citizens living in the UK. The Home Office together with the Department of Exiting the EU have published guidance accordingly. This guidance is not yet law and remains subject to change as negotiations continue. However, it [...]

25 07, 2017

Practical Steps To Be Ready For The GDPR

By | July 25th, 2017|Commercial, Corporate, Hotels, Leisure & Retail, Human Resources & Recruitment, Real Estate, Technology, Media & Telecoms|

With less than a year to go before the GDPR becomes enforceable, all businesses, if they haven’t done so already, need to start taking the GDPR seriously. The increased levels of potential fines have hit the headlines, but the GDPR is about much more than that. It’s about bringing data protection to the forefront of a business’ structure and culture [...]

11 07, 2017

Employment Case Law Update: Defining “public interest” in whistleblowing claims

By | July 11th, 2017|Employment, Human Resources & Recruitment, Recent Transactions|

The Court of Appeal’s judgment in Chesterton Global Limited & Another v Mohamed Nurmohamed was handed down late yesterday. This is an immensely important judgment in the field of employment law and whistleblowing, in that it defines what the public interest is for the purposes of whistleblowing claims. Public Concern at Work (PcAW) intervened in the Court Appeal proceedings, reinforcing [...]

30 05, 2017

Managing Sickness Absence Seminar and Q&A

By | May 30th, 2017|Employment, Human Resources & Recruitment|

In this seminar we will cover how to deal with the difficult issues associated with sickness absence, disability and reasonable adjustments and how to minimise the risk of Employment Tribunal claims. Following the seminar there will be a Question and Answer session on Employment Law, HR, Immigration, Pay and Reward Issues. Refreshments will be provided. When: Tuesday 27 June 2017, 5:30pm - 7:00pm Where: [...]

15 02, 2017

Employment Update: ‘My train is cancelled … again’

By | February 15th, 2017|Employment, Human Resources & Recruitment, Transport|

Politics aside, perhaps the biggest talking point for Londoners in 2016 was travel disruption. From the ongoing Southern Rail delays to multiple tube strikes, simply getting into work became increasingly problematic for many people. So what should employers do when their staff are late for work or cannot get in at all? The key is to distinguish between: ‘one-off’ absences [...]

8 11, 2016

What’s New in Immigration Law?

By | November 8th, 2016|Employment, Human Resources & Recruitment, Immigration|

On 3 November 2016, the Home Office announced that a series of changes to the Immigration Rules will come into effect on 24 November 2016. Many of these changes were announced earlier in the year so the content of the changes hasn’t come as a surprise. A summary of the key changes is set out below. Tier 2 The most [...]

4 11, 2016

Uber Drivers Win Case for “Worker” Status

By | November 4th, 2016|Employment, Human Resources & Recruitment, Services|

In a landmark ruling last week, the Employment Tribunal examined the relationship between Uber and its drivers and found that they were not self-employed contractors as the popular ride-sharing company claimed but rather that they come within the legal definition of “workers” and are protected under the Working Time Regulations, the National Minimum Wage Act and the whistleblowing provisions of [...]

11 08, 2016

Teacher Stern Immigration Seminar: Getting the Right to Work Checks Right

By | August 11th, 2016|Employment, Human Resources & Recruitment, Immigration|

What: The Home Office is cracking down on illegal working. Illegal workers include individuals who have no right to work in the UK and those working in excess of their permitted hours. Raids are being carried out, fines are being levied and migrants are being deported with increasing frequency and the government has introduced a new offence which enables it [...]

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