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Employment Law News Updates

Here we publish information on the latest employment law news stories

Click here for an article from Emplaw Online on how to avoid discrimination whilst running an efficient recruitment process attracting applicants from around the world

Click here for the July 2017 edition of Emplaw Monthly which reviews the latest employment law news including the Welsh Assembly Bill to reverse the Trade Union Act 2016 as it applies to public service, updated  ICO Codes of Practice on Subject Access and CCTV and a Bill to provide for paid parental bereavement leave as well as links to our latest articles on the Matthew Taylor review, Working Time and Contractual Holiday, and  a podcast on How to Write a Dress code plus summaries of the latest key cases (for subscribers).

As employment specialists knew, it was never going to be simple... The outcome of the review has been published and there have been various headlines suggesting business groups have been generally positive, and unions and employment lawyers less so. Why is this? Click here for an article from Emplaw Online which takes an in-depth view of the key points. 

How far can an employer go in specifying how employees present at work, while staying within the law?

Click here for a five minute podcast from Emplaw Online authors Gowling WLG, giving an overview of the main points for employers to watch out for when designing their workplace dress codes. 

Following the election, we published an article entitled The Tory's manifesto promises on employment law – what are they and can they be delivered?. Click here for the latest article, following the Queen's speech which explains what survived the cull and what employment specialists need to know

Jacques Algazy QC and Nathaniel Caiden, authors of Emplaw Online content on post termination restrictions, consider whether the case of Egon Zehnder Ltd v Tillman [2017] EWHC 1278 (Ch) (summarised here) marks the start of a trend whereby restrictive covenants against employees will be increasingly upheld owing to an employer’s ‘future intention’ of the employees’ progress (that is promotions and increasing seniority).

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An article addressing the question whether employers can and should offer enhanced contractual maternity pay to mothers, but only statutory shared parental leave pay to fathers? This article is by Emplaw Online authors Gowling WLG and follows the recent tribunal case of Ali v Capita Customer Management Limited which found that an employer directly discriminated against a male employee in only offering statutory pay if he took shared parental leave, whereas female colleagues taking maternity leave were entitled to enhanced contractual maternity pay.

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The manifesto was stated by PM Theresa May to be ‘the greatest expansion in workers’ rights by any Conservative government in history’. This article examines those pledges and the likelihood of delivery.


An invite from Emplaw Contributors Moorcrofts to a free seminar aimed at employers interested in questions such as:  Do you know what steps you can take to obtain proof that an employee may be breaching their obligations and what can you do to enforce any restrictions?

The event takes place near Marlow in the Thames Valley on 29th June 9-11:30am. For more information click here and to register, please click here


With less than a year to go before the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect, Emplaw Online authors Moorcrofts take a look at the effect of Brexit  and explain the key differences from the current  data protection regime in the contect of the employer/employee relationship.

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