Claire Perry, Legal Director from Emplaw Online and Rachel Mulligan from The Compliance School present a  lunchtime learning session which examines what the GDPR and the Data Protection Bill mean for professional services, in particular for knowledge management. Suitable for anyone in a knowledge intensive organisation, but particularly useful for the legal and accountancy sectors. 

The event takes place this Thursday 22nd February in Bristol. For more information and to book please click here

An excellent article from Emplaw Online authors Gowling WLG with an incisive summary of what the plan covers and its potential impact, as well as what has been ruled out.

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Getting ready for the GDPR- essential guides on the legal issues and practical steps that everyone involved in pensions will need to think about. An article from Gowling WLG who author Emplaw Online's content on Pensions.

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Click here for the January 2018 edition of Emplaw Monthly which reviews the latest employment law news including GDPR latest, the recommendations of the Fawcett review on sex discrimination in the UK and changes to  the DBS service making basic disclosures easier in England and Wales- as well as links to latest articles including Direct from the GEO- tips on Gender Pay Gap Reporting, plus summaries of the latest key cases (for subscribers)

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Direct from the GEO- tips on Gender Pay Gap Reporting

A unique insight from the Government Equalities Office (GEO) specifically for Emplaw Online users. As the first deadline for gender pay gap reports approaches, the GEO reminds employers and their advisors what needs to be done now and how. The GEO acknowledges that nearly all employers will have a gender pay gap this year and the key next step is to take action to address it. Top tips are included - feel free to share!

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Unfair dismissal – Contravention of a statutory ban as a reason for dismissal

Key Points

  • A dismissal can be potentially fair if the employee could not continue to work without contravening a statutory ban (either on the part of the employee or the employer)
  • Continued employment must in fact contravene a statutory ban. It is not sufficient for the employer to have a genuine but mistaken belief that continued employment would breach a duty or restriction imposed by legislation.
  • Employers should always plead an alternative reason for dismissal.
  • A tribunal must still consider whether the dismissal was fair in all the circumstances.



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An invitation from Emplaw Online authors Shakespeare Martineau to a half day seminar which will include a roundup of all the latest employment case law as well as looking at issues around having a flexible work force and the importance of supporting equality issues in the workplace.

The seminars, which are suitable for HR professionals, senior managers and business owners take place in March. For more information and to register, please click here

A video of a panel discussion at the Multilaw Labour & Employment Group during which their employment law experts explored issues arising from the interplay between employment law and data privacy in 3 different contexts: (i) at the recruitment stage, (ii) during employment and (iii) when an employee leaves. The content will be of interest to HR Directors, in-house Counsel and other senior executives with responsibility for managing an international workforce.

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Multilaw authors an ebook on employment law in other jurisdictions, downloadable free at

From the gig economy to whistleblowing to holiday pay to discrimination, there have been some key developments in 2017. Click here for our annual essential summary of the year's employment hapeendings and to know what to look out for in 2018