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Government response to the Taylor Review – is it still “good work”?

Government response to the Taylor Review – is it still “good work”?

  Even Matthew Taylor, author of the Review, was fainting damning in his praise, seemingly in stark contrast to the government's that "millions [are] to benefit from enhanced rights" as a result of their response. So, what are we to believe?

From Unison to whistleblowing – reasons why 2017 is worth remembering

From Unison to whistleblowing – reasons why 2017 is worth remembering

Now that January has finally limped to the finish line, you could be forgiven for feeling that 2017 was a long time ago.  However, before your memories fade altogether, I thought it would be a helpful reminder to look at some of the key employment matters from last year which are likely to continue to have an impact in 2018, as well as consider some of the new developments which this year may bring. 

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.