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Springboard injunctions: Case law shows mixed success

Employers often use interim or “springboard” injunctions to protect confidential information after employees decide to leave. But they are not...

Vicarious liability: in the recent case of Various Claimants v Barclays Bank, the High Court ruled that Barclays was liable for sexual assaults committed by a doctor engaged by the bank to carry out medical examinations of prospective employees. Photo: Dinendra Haria/REX/Shutterstock

Vicarious liability: employers face big damages for employees’ actions

20 Sep 2017

Vicarious liability, where employers may be liable to pay damages for an employee’s or others’ actions, can result in high...

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Jobs market lags behind demand for flexible working

19 Sep 2017

Employees’ desire for flexible working far exceeds companies’ capacity to offer it, a report published today has found.
According to...

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TUPE abattoir case decision reinforces activity rules

18 Sep 2017

The recent decision on Anglo Beef Processors UK v Longland is the latest TUPE case to confirm the rules on...

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Data Protection Bill unveiled

14 Sep 2017

The Government has published the Data Protection Bill, which will supplement the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in the UK....

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Modern slavery statements: September deadline looms

14 Sep 2017

Large employers with a financial year running from April to March should be gearing up to publish their second annual...

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Employment tribunal numbers remain stable … for now

14 Sep 2017

The number of employment tribunal claims rose very slightly during the period between April and June this year, according to...

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ECHR judgment and the tricky issue of email monitoring: What now for employers?

13 Sep 2017

How should employers adapt their policies on monitoring employees’ use of email or other company systems in the wake of...

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Acas study urges higher take-up of flexible working 

13 Sep 2017

A report published today by Acas calls for more flexible working for parents returning to work after parental leave as...

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Will employers need to amend contracts of existing employees to comply with GDPR?

Top 10 HR questions August 2017: GDPR and holiday pay

12 Sep 2017

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will require employers to provide employees with a privacy notice, detailing how their personal...

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Broken promises and emoji buttons: What’s next for Sports Direct?

12 Sep 2017

As Mike Ashley’s company hits the headlines again for its working practices, can it overcome its problems or do the...

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Women on maternity leave denied training opportunities

7 Sep 2017

One quarter (24%) of women on maternity leave are not offered the same training opportunities as their colleagues, according to...

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Balancing work and life: Why flexibility is a two-way street

7 Sep 2017

Even fast-growing companies need to keep an eye on retaining talented employees as their work and home responsibilities change. This...

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Residency limits proposed for EU migrants in leaked Brexit plan

6 Sep 2017

A detailed 82-page Home Office document proposes to offer low-skilled EU migrants a maximum of two years’ residency in a...

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Worker whose messages were monitored had human rights breached

5 Sep 2017

Employers should make employees aware of any monitoring of their...

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