WorkLife: Employment policies

Our thoughts on the world of employment law - and beyond.

Bosses CAN’T snoop through your emails

Bosses CAN’T snoop through your emails

Early last year, I wrote an article about a privacy case decided by the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR).  The case itself was not particularly interesting.  The newspaper coverage however, was astonishing with front pages screaming “Your boss can now read EVERY Facebook and WhatsApp message you send at WORK”. 

GDPR - Get Data Protection Ready: here’s what to do…

GDPR - Get Data Protection Ready: here’s what to do…

Ok, so it’s not really called Get Data Protection Ready, although I think that’s a more catchy (and at this stage arguably more apt) name for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).  But it all boils down to the same thing: as I explained in last week’s blog , like it or not, the GDPR is coming and by 25 May 2018 it’s essential you are ready.

Just how good is the Taylor "Good Work" Review?

Just how good is the Taylor "Good Work" Review?

Describing your own report as "Good Work" might suggest that Matthew Taylor is quite pleased with the outcome of his Review into Modern Working Practices.

Mental Health Awareness Week – From Survive to Thrive

Mental Health Awareness Week – From Survive to Thrive

8-14 May is Mental Health Awareness Week.  Mental ill-health has been in the news a lot recently and no wonder.  It accounts for 23% of NHS activity, costs the British economy £15bn per year in lost productivity and is now the leading cause of long term sickness in the UK. 

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