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’) and also an update on data protection and the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) most recent guidance.

Our case update this month focuses on whistleblowing and when a disclosure is protected due to its being in the ‘public interest’, when a lack of appeal hearing evidence is not fatal to defence of an unfair dismissal claim and the importance to employers to set out in the employment contract how an employee’s daily rate of pay is calculated.