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Employment Law News Updates

Here we publish information on the latest employment law news stories

When does TUPE apply and what does it mean?  A useful summary article by our friends at Employment Law In Action.

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An invite from Emplaw contributors Moorcrofts to a free seminar aimed at helping employers to successfully recruit and retain talent and grow their business. A panel of experts will discuss share options and other benefits which reward employees and are proven to drive growth as well as how to deliver greater staff satisfaction and productivity without additional cost.

The seminar, which is suitable for HR professionals, senior managers and business owners takes place near Marlow in the Thames Valley on 29th November 9-11:30am. For more information and to register, please click here


Vaping is not covered by smoke free legislation and employers need to be clear on what their policy is. Emplaw Online authors Shakespeare Martineau take a look at the recent guidance from Public Health England and what this means for employers and their policy makers.

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Click here for the End of September 2017 edition of Emplaw Monthly which reviews the latest employment law news including the publication of the General Data Protection Bill, Presidential guidance on the statutory appeal procedure, GEO consultation on returning to work after a career break and the beginnings of termination payments reform  - as well as links to latest articles including Spying at work: Has the European Court of Human Rights really struck a blow for employees? plus summaries of the latest key cases (for subscribers).

The Trade Union (Wales) Act  which excludes certain provisions of the Trade Union Act 2016, from applying to 'devolved Welsh authorities' including the 40% threshold of support from members required for industrial action to be legal in important public services, came into force on 13th September.

At Emplaw Online we have summary guides to recent Acts, which are up to date, straight forward and set out the key provisions and consequent Regulations and Codes.

Usually available only to subscribers, we publish here the summary guide to the Trade Union Act 2016, updated to include TheTrade Union (Wales) Act 



Media speculation that employers can no longer monitor the communications of their employees is inaccurate. Emplaw Online author Siân McKinley comments on the recent judgment of Barbulescu v Romania and provides some practical points on how to avoid breaches of Article 8 in the workplace.

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Click here for the bumper End of Summer 2017 edition of Emplaw Monthly which reviews the latest employment law news including new principles for assessing pension loss in tribunals, the rise in Vento bands, plans for new UK data protection laws and publication of proposals for corporate governance reform- as well as links to our latest articles including Voluntary Overtime and Holiday Pay and an invitation to free employment law conferences in Nottingham, Birmingham and London  plus summaries of the latest key cases (for subscribers).

Emplaw Online authors Shakespeare Martineau invite HR professionals and senior managers with HR responsibility/awareness to conferences on Employing a workforce fit for a global future. Content will include a round up of key recent cases impacting on HR practice as well as optional workshops on 

  • Brexit and Immigration
  • Modern Ways of Working aka “Gig Economy”
  • Performance Management
  • Managing Absence

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Emplaw Online author, Nathaniel Caiden, considers the recent EAT judgment in Dudley MBC v Willetts UKEAT/0334/16/JOJ concerning the inclusion of voluntary overtime normally worked in calculating holiday pay

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Click here for an article by Emplaw Online authors, Gowling WLG which considers questions such as: What about fees already paid?: Are fees gone forever?: Will tribunals allow late claims?

Meanwhile a Guardian article here gives a useful summary of the politics involved.