Employment

New Acas Guidance on overtime rights

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Associate Vicky Schollar comments in People Management on the new Acas Guidance on overtime rights and the implications of overtime when calculating holiday pay. More …

Secret injunction - Dyson Technology Ltd v Pellerey

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The ever-growing importance of precise use and drafting of terms to protect confidential information, and how this can assist in circumstances where an employee is moving to a competing business, has been emphasised in a Court of Appeal case, Dyson Technology Ltd v Pellerey [2016] EWCA Civ 87. More …

Care needed when using technology in recruitment

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Associate Holly Cudbill comments in People Management on the potential risks of digital recruitment methods and in particular, the use of "kill questions" which, depending on the answer given, prevent applications from proceeding. More …

Costs following an injunction

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Costs in Injunction Applications - Are Claimants entitled to significant costs if they secure only modest damages? This issue was explored in the recent High Court case of Marcura Equities FZE & Anor v Nisomar Ventures Ltd & Anor [2018] EWHC 523 (QB). More …

What have recent legal cases revealed about employment status?

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Partner Matthew Smith discusses if it matters if someone is called an ’employee’ or a ‘worker’ or ‘self-employed’ in Employee Benefits. More …

Why third-party service providers could be your biggest data risk

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Associate Holly Cudbill comments in People Management on the potential risks of personal data breaches where an employer shares the personal data of its staff with third parties. More …

When can there be a deemed acceptance of changes to terms and conditions?

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A recent case demonstrates the risks of an employer relying on employees' silence to indicate an acceptance of changes to terms and conditions. More …

Blake Morgan's Employment Newsletter

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Blake Morgan's Summer newsletter keeps you informed of the latest developments in Employment Law. More …

Are businesses obliged to enhance shared parental leave pay?

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Two recent EAT cases consider whether it is discriminatory to enhance Maternity Pay but not enhance Shared Parental Pay. More …

New ACAS guidance published

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ACAS has extensive guidance and resources on its website and it has recently published some new and updated guidance on a number of topical issues such as religion or belief in the workplace and suspension from work. More …