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6 bitesize updates for the New Year

6 bitesize updates for the New Year

The frantic pace of things over Christmas can make it hard to keep track of what’s going on in the world of employment law. To help you catch up, this blog piece collects together some recent developments and expected changes on the horizon:

Data breaches just got a lot more worrying for employers

Data breaches just got a lot more worrying for employers

A concerning case for employers came out of the High Court at the start of this month.  In a case which has the potential to open the door to large-scale actions by affected data-subjects, the court in Various Claimants v Wm Morrisons Supermarket PLC held for the first time that employers can be vicariously liable for data protection breaches by employees.

Meet the future of work head on

Meet the future of work head on

It was our Knowledge Week last week and one of the themes on the agenda was 'the future of work'.  We even discussed whether Farrers would survive the next 30 years (I'm pleased to say we concluded it would, though as with most organisations there will undoubtedly be challenges along the way).  All of this got me thinking about what HR professionals could and should be doing now to prepare for the things the future will throw at us.

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.

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