November 2017 Newsletter

fireworks in november
It’s November and as with the fireworks at the start of this month, the Information Commissioner’s Office is hoping to shed light on the GDPR by setting up a telephone advice line for small businesses. Advice is also finally available for all those who need Tribunal fees refunded since the Supreme Court decision in July. …
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October 2017 Newsletter

It’s October. However, contrary to the spirit of Halloween we aim to help, rather than spook, with our update on the Data Protection Bill, parental bereavement leave and ACAS guidance on mental health in the workplace. Finally we share some haunting tales in our case update in relation to misconduct investigations and references to previous incidents…
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September 2017 Newsletter

seasonal changes - falling leaves
It’s September and as memories of the summer holidays begin to fade hopefully we can help focus on back to work with our HR/Employment law update. It’s a return to the old routine for the Government and the courts too and we look at proposed reforms to data protection, increase in injury to feelings awards…
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August 2017 Newsletter

It’s August and holiday season! However, the summer slowdown doesn’t mean that HR/Employment law news has stopped altogether and maybe the following is good for some sun lounger (or rainy day) reading?! For those of you who are still reading we update you on potential new legal rights for parents to take bereavement leave on…
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July 2017 Newsletter

Wimbledon - Strawberries and Cream
It’s July and if you’ve still got energy after all the Wimbledon watching and build up to the summer holiday season, then we’ve got more HR/employment news for you. We’ve got the latest on the Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices and its recommendations for reform to non-traditional employment relationships (including in the ‘gig economy’)…
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June 2017 Newsletter

It’s June and the month of warm (some of them too warm!), long, sunny days or, failing that, at least there’s been the Election and the wacky hats of Royal Ascot for a bit of light entertainment! However, we’ll try to compete for your attention with our update on HR/Employment law news. This month we…
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May 2017 Newsletter

It’s May, named after Maia, the Greek goddess linked to spring and growth.  We think it fitting therefore that this month we were all, including employers, asked to open up our minds during Mental Health Awareness week (from 8 to 14 May) and take a fresh look at mental health.  We’re doing our bit to…
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April 2017 Newsletter

easter egg
It’s April and after the egg-citement (sorry!) of the long Easter weekend it’s back to work.  In order to help you get cracking (sorry again!) we’ve hunted out the most up to date HR/Employment Law news for you.  This includes the race in the workplace review and what this could mean for employers, the Government’s consultation on…
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March 2017 Newsletter

spring - daffodils
It’s March and in keeping with the spirit of Spring, we’re leaping forward into April to see what changes are in store for employers. We also step backwards to 2016 to recap on what is happening with Tribunal claims and statistics before reviewing the latest developments in respect of workplace dress codes following the news story of…
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February 2017 news

Anne-Marie Boyle
It’s February and although we can’t promise to rekindle the love of Valentine’s Day, we can reassure you that law is all around us this month.  We get up close to employment status with a focus on its complexities in both our News and Cases sections. We also take a moment to explore the outcome of the…
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