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Employment law is constantly evolving. We’ll keep you ahead of the curve with updates on forthcoming legislative changes, consultations and important case law developments as well as practical guidance on dealing with the impact to your workforce.

Supreme Court confirms self-employed plumber was a worker entitled to employment rights

22 June 2018

In the last instalment of the Pimlico Plumbers employment rights’ saga, the Supreme Court has agreed that a self-employed plumber was actually a worker. What impact will this decision have?

Are tougher sanctions for NMW breaches and HMRC enforcement of holiday pay on the horizon?

18 May 2018

The Director of Labour Market Enforcement has released his strategy for tackling worker exploitation in the UK, which follows hot on the heels of the Taylor Review and the resulting consultations. Read more to find out about Sir David Metclafe's suggestions for enforcing NMW and holiday pay compliance.

Information Commissioner sets out expectations for GDPR enforcement post 25 May 2018

20 April 2018

At the Information Commissioner’s Office annual conference, the Information Commissioner gave an indication of what to expect when GDPR comes into force.

General Data Protection Regulation - an employee's right to access their personal data

16 February 2018

Here we look at the right an employee has under GDPR to ask their employer for copies of their personal data and the impact such a request has on your organisation.

General Data Protection Regulation – what must employers do

19 January 2018

On 25 May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was introduced across the EU. Over the course of the next few months, we’ll be covering some of the key aspects of the GDPR which employers will need to have covered.

Are employers now liable for rogue employees’ data protection breaches?

12 December 2017

Morrisons’ case confirms employers can be held liable for rogue employees’ data protection breaches. Read more to find out how you can minimise the risks to your organisation.

Employment law - legislative updates

30 November 2017

Here is an overview of some of the employment law changes that you can expect over the next six months. The topics include: General Data Protection Regulations, National Minimum Wage, Gender Pay Gap reporting and The Taylor Review.

Monitoring employee emails – is it ok or not?

10 October 2017

Some news headlines have suggested that it is now unlawful to 'snoop' on employees whilst at work. Here we explain why a certain level monitoring is acceptable if the correct steps are taken by employers beforehand.

Good employers have nothing to fear – employment tribunal fees scrapped

17 August 2017

The Supreme Court has ruled that employment tribunal fees are unlawful which has led to them being abolished.

Taylor Review recommends reform of employment rights and tax status

17 August 2017

The Taylor Review into modern working practices published in July makes many recommendations to those businesses that operate in the gig economy or with a flexible workforce.

Regular voluntary overtime counts for holiday pay

03 August 2017

Following an EAT judgement this week, voluntary overtime is now to be taken into consideration when calculating holiday pay.

What workforce changes can organisations expect over the next two years?

28 June 2017

Following the General Election that left the UK Government without a Parliamentary majority, the Queen’s Speech was dominated by a Brexit legislative agenda. We look at what current clarity there is about what changes employers can expect over the next two years which may affect their workforce.