As we’re approaching the countdown to Christmas, a recent Court of Appeal decision has highlighted the importance of taking proactive measures particularly during this festive season. Can employers be liable for the acts of their employees outside of the workplace? In short, the answer is yes. Before determining liability, the courts will look at: –…

The breaches so far and how to ensure that you’re not next Last month British Airways disclosed that approximately 380,000 customers’ personal, contact and payment information had been compromised by hackers from online bookings made between 21 August and 5 September 2018. They are now among a number of major companies who have fallen foul…

What does the case mean for you? The gig economy cases have been hitting the headlines for some time now and the Supreme Court Judgment handed down on 13 June 2018 has left many companies in a state of uncertainty. This judgment offers an expanded interpretation on worker status and as a result, in addition…

The impact of the GDPR on mergers and acquisitions In any corporate transaction, data transfer will be a focus on everyone’s mind, and after the introduction of the GDPR on 25 May 2018 here are some top tips to ensure compliance: 1. Confidentiality Agreement Before any data is shared, a seller should insist that a…

GDPR final top ten tips There’s less than 24 hours to go and hopefully you’ve completed your compliance process or are at the very least, making good progress way through your action plan. To check that you haven’t missed anything, take a look at our final top ten tips; 1. Consider processing personal data in…

When does the dismissal take effect? It’s not uncommon for dismissals to be issued shortly before the two-year period of continuous employment expires when a company reflects on the suitability or cost of the role on an ongoing basis. Whilst issues should normally have been addressed before this time and the probationary period used, in…

More workers, less self-employed contractors Addison Lee are the latest company to fall foul of the self-employed test. The Employment Appeal Tribunal held earlier this month that Mr Gascoigne, a courier engaged by them was in fact a worker and therefore entitled to holiday pay in addition to other rights. The EAT upheld the Tribunal’s…

The Results Lowdown Midnight 4 April 2018 was the deadline for private sector employers, with more than 250 employees, to report their findings on the gap between the average hourly rate paid to male and female employees. Just over 10,000 companies have published their data, and although the obligations to reveal their gender pay gap…

The countdown to compliance With a requirement to comply with the new regulations in just over 8 weeks, we appreciate that there’s a lot of concern and uncertainty out there. We’ve therefore created a compliance toolkit to assist you with your compliance process. We appreciate that you know your business best and so can undertake…

Dyson prevents former employee from working for competitor The High Court has recently upheld a 12-month post termination restriction enforced by Dyson Technology in relation to a former employee who sought to work for a competitor. The employee was prevented from working for the competitor on the basis that he had breached an express contractual…

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